The paint color seems suitably "old school" to me, but I may be quite wrong on that issue. Still, it evokes a "toy" feeling in me when I look at it and that's the effect I'm after. Of course, it may look rather different when there's 16 square feet of it staring me in the face.
As projects go, this is relatively inexpensive:
- MDF - $5.95 USD a sheet ( 2 total)
- Paint - $2.94 USD per pot ( 3 pots total - quite more than necessary)
My total (tax excluded) - $20.72
We already have the paint rollers, although I will need to pick up a paint pan liner, unless a sheet of aluminum foil will do the job.
The plan is simply to rest these sheets on my desk (which is, by its design, a 3' x 5' kitchen table),on our actual kitchen table (same dimensions) or even the floor. When not in use, the MDF will be stored underneath a sofa or the bed, conveniently out of sight. The latter part pleases the Lady Shadowmoss, which is never a bad thing.
Depending on my confidence in the stability of the MDF where it overhangs the table, I may pick up a third sheet to allow me to field as large as 4' x 6' playing area.
Painting should commence sometime this week. I look forward to having a surface from which I can brush away the cat hair with ease.