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Experience the Red Scare in a table!
I found a $3 light-weight silver table at a garage sale and decided to make it more interesting. I set down newspapers and painted the entire table bright red, after deciding that this was, in fact, a communist table.

The world map used was five cents at another garage sale, and I found the missing parts endearing. Also, the fact that the Soviet Union existed on this map added to the theme.

At Finnegan's toy store (Portland, OR) they have this packet of toy soldiers called, "The Good Ol' USA vs. the Red Commies" that is absolutely hilarious. My boyfriend's old history teacher gave it to him as a gag gift, so this part of the project was free.

After painting the table and letting it dry, I glued the map down by completing it and then lifting up each piece individually. This part was a bit time consuming. After that, I arranged and super-glued the toy soldiers down on each side in battle positions. The next day I sprayed on furniture varnish and re-glued all loose parts.

Coffee will never be the same again!

Posted by Sarah O. from Portland, Oregon, United States • Published See Sarah O.'s 11 projects »


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Danniee M.
Danniee M. · 2 projects
i like the cold war the best because there was no fighting physically
Aconitum · Wallington, England, GB · 9 projects
this is hugely original - congratulations on your masterpiece! ;)
Sarah D
Sarah D · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 31 projects
That is so great.
Stephy · Murphysboro, Illinois, US · 3 projects
ahahaha! This is so fantastic.
*Witchy Rachie*
*Witchy Rachie* · Holon, IL · 70 projects
This amazes me. :-D

CO + K User

This is the best table I have ever seen. I love it! When I show it to my husband I KNOW I'm going to have to make him one. LOL. It great really great!
Kris B.
Kris B. · Burrillville, Rhode Island, US · 2 projects
I wish I had communist furniture. This just gave me the idea of making a RISK table, like how people have chess tables.
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
My dad would love this.