This is an amazing gift and such a creative way to propose!
Justin Lebon and his fiancé, Michal Ott, love to stay in and play a good game of Monopoly.
Lebon made a monopoly board in high school that they would play on but it was getting old and a few of the cards were missing. He decided he wanted to create a new one as a Christmas gift and as a way to propose.
Lebon talked his idea over with his friend, woodworker Mark Becker. The two came up with ideas for custom properties and got to work.
“The first thing I knew was that I could do something with the engagement ring and the luxury tax spot,” he told BuzzFeed Life. “I wanted to figure out how to make some kind of trap door underneath it, and it all came together while I was walking around work one day last November.”
Becker, who runs the Etsy shop Old Redwood, had the board made in three weeks. He used wood from a 1900’s icebox.
All of the property names on the board were real places that meant something to Lebon and Ott.
The places on the board included the streets where they grew up, their favorite vacation spots, and for the ultra-valuable Park Place and Boardwalk, their current apartment number and “Home Sweet Home.”
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