Written by John Squires
It’s hard to believe that a board game could possibly have the ability to contact the dead, though there’s just something really creepy about Ouija boards. Call me superstitious, but I prefer not to mess with them, and I also don’t like having one in my house. But holy shit. I SO want this incredible home decor set.
Designer David Delisle is the man responsible for an image depicting a Ouija-inspired living room rug and coffee table that has been making its way around the net, and though the idea started out as merely a conceptual design, interest in the unique decor was so strong that the rug and table have become reality.
“I bring you a not-so-spooky coffee table and carpet design based on the ol’ Ouija Board,” Delisle wrote on his site, when he originally shared the image. “These are for geeks who enjoy occult-themed fare like Supernatural and Buffy, and can also afford to shop at fancy furniture joints (none of that IKEA stuff).”
“The wooden coffee table features a glass fixture and wheels, of course. The carpet would ideally be as big as possible to help sell the illusion of an oversize game board. The one thing about the Ouija Board is that it’s a very nice design, and looks at home on the floor. You couldn’t say for that Monopoly or Sorry.”
With the rug serving as the board and the table made to look like a planchette, the set is an incredibly cool one for fans of Ouija iconography, and Tom Spina is the artist who will build one for those willing to pay. As noted by Bloody Disgusting, who reached out to Spina, he estimates the cost at around $2,000.
A conversation piece for both the living and the dead… gotta love it!