Step 1: Gather Supplies
Frame with glass
cheap chess set
double stick tape
glue (I used E-6000)
Step 2: Paint the Board
*Cut 32 pieces of cardstock that match the dimensions from the previous step
*use double stick tape to tape each piece of cardstock onto the glass (keep the frame on) in the pattern of the white squares on a chess board
*Remove the glass from the frame and spray paint the glass. (I chose a color that would go well with the color of my green wall)
*Once dry, remove the cardstock
Step 3: Build the Shelves
When determining the length, measure the width of the inside of the frame (this measurement will be slightly larger than the glass) The little tabs at the end, should fit inside the frame and not show outside.
Step 4: Pieces
*If you want to paint your pieces, be sure the paint is good for plastic. Mine wasn't and it took 3 days for it to dry fully.
*Once they're dry, glue magnets into the bottom.
Step 5: Chess Board Assemble
* Glue in the glass with the paint on the back side
* Optional: I wanted to use the wall color as my second color. If that isn't the best option for you, put a piece of colored paper behind the glass
I hung my board next to our back door so that my husband and I can play each day with one move when we leave for work and one when we come home. Pieces that have been taken get placed at the top of the frame.