Ashley’s Large Vintage Looking Dominoes ~ Tutorial

TGIF everyone ~ Hope you are enjoying yours! So, Whit and I had our first guest blogging experience with Beckie over at her great site Infarrantly Creative. She was so gracious to let us post one of our exciting projects on her site while she was enjoying a little R&R. Thanks so much Beckie! If you get a chance stop by and tell her hi!
Our project we shared on Beckie’s blog is our Large Vintage Looking Dominoes. We loved how our Vintage Looking Dice turned out and wanted to expand the idea from there….…which lead us to the dominoes! This was such a fun project and we are so thrilled to share our tutorial and tips with you!
We started out with a 2×10 piece of lumber that Whitney purchased from Lowe’s for $5.00. We marked off every 16 inches and began cutting with our circular saw which made 6 individual pieces.
We then picked up our battery powered sander and took turns sanding down every edge and corner to form the shape of a domino.
Now for the paint! We purchased Behr Cozy Cottage Satin from Home Depot…we picked this one purely for the name (it’s a shade of cream).
Let the painting begin….
Two coats later and we are ready for the dots! We dry brushed some Behr Forever Black Satin over a circle stencil that we cut with our Cricut. It made for perfect dots…
We placed electrical tape on each domino to form a stencil for us to dry brush a line down the middle….we let it curve around the edge just a tad….
Now for more sanding…We used our 3M sanding block with 80 grit sand paper and roughed-up the edges a lot (especially the corners)….

A coat of Minwax Red Mahogany stain over the distressed edges gave the dominoes a great vintage look…

We finished these babies off with our FAVE ~ Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze (also purchased at Home Depot) to complete our vintage look ~ just paint on and wipe away with an old cloth!

Our finished Large Vintage Looking Dominoes!

We decided at the last minute that our dominoes would be best displayed hanging on a wall…. A package of 6 Saw Tooth Hangers (purchased at Wal-Mart for $0.97) made hanging simple!

Just hammer one in the center of each domino….

A few wall anchors later and our dominoes are on perfect display!
I decided to hang mine on a wall in my dining room/entry way. They add such a fun touch to the room!
Whitney decided to hang her dominoes on a wall by her sitting area in her loft. They look great and make the perfect conversation piece!

Here is a close-up of the distressed edges…

We hope that you have enjoyed our Large Vintage Looking Dominoes! We added a detailed tutorial so that you all can make your own! They are so easy and cheap ~ we made 6 dominoes for $5.00! What a bargain! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask! Hope you have been inspired!

 

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  • Mandy

    This is great! Just found you via Pinterest. I would love for you to come link up to my weekly link party going on right now at smallfineprint.com

  • Amy

    OK, I SO want to do this for my classroom, but make them dice instead! We do lots of number sense games with dice, so how cute would these be as a number line?!? cute, cute, cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Mrs.B

    I am going to try doing this over the weekend…will have to see if they come out this "fancy"…LOL.

  • Cherie

    I know this is old, but I LOVE this! Definitely is going into my inspiration file for the day when I have a "game room"! Thanks for sharing!

    I've featured you on my tumblr blog: http://pinklittlenotebook.tumblr.com/

  • Laurel

    Oh my Lord! You girlies rock- I am so happy that I stumbled upon this little bit of creative heaven. I will be a forever fan!
    xo
    Laurel

  • Tales from the Crib

    I made 'em and I love 'em! Thanks for the inspiration!! They are a perfect fit in our basement game room!

    http://crib-tales.blogspot.com/2010/01/renew.html

  • Struggler

    If I'm honest, I'm not sure I'll ever make these, but they're wonderful and I'm 100% impressed! I'm sure they'd sell well in an Etsy shop if you chose to do so.

  • design_aholic

    Ok, glad I found this tutorial! It's goin in the file to be made πŸ™‚ So cute!

  • Meg I am…..
  • Chez Zizi

    This is so awesome I think I need to try it.

  • Kerri

    So cute! You are so creative! I am loving all of your ideas. Keep it up!

  • Mommy Words

    I LOVE these and I am so making them. I would love them in our playroom! Yay for new ideas and awesome execution!

  • Keisha Lynn

    Ok, this is just too cute! My kids would LOVE it too! We are a huge dominoes playing family…thanks for the inspiration!

  • kellyisinspired

    I love it. What an awesome idea!

  • julie

    i love it! they look great! i might have to copy!

  • Mandy

    Adorable. I might be copying this one! (if we ever get our basement game room finished!)

  • Marianne@Songbirdisnesting

    Fun idea. Let's play!

  • Kammy

    Those are some awesome wall art !! Love them !!
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  • Dresser Girl

    I love them!!

  • Julie

    cute cute cute…
    xoxo
    Julie

  • Michelle@Sweet Something

    How fun!! Totally cute!

  • Cindy Harvey

    Pretty much love these. BTW, I've tried several times to locate the RL smoke glaze at my HD and can't find it anywhere…is it still available?

  • Brenda

    I truly love this! You both are very talented! Such a nice vintage look to those dominoes!
    Brenda

  • Love the Decor!

    Love those !!

  • Michelle

    Love your tranformation,those are too cute! Stop by for a visit sometime!
    Michelle

  • rtgaffney

    Wow!! I have been reading your blog and can't get enough of the fun projects that you girls do. You are so creative and talented!! I want you to be MY sisters darn it!!

  • Miss Mustard Seed

    Very cute! Those would be go great in a game room or something. Very creative!

  • Its So Very Cheri

    Great job gals. I like the glaze, antiqued, vintage look. They look really good. They would be perfect for a game room.

    Cheri

  • michelle@somedaycrafts

    Totally love these! Very unique and chic!!!

  • Diann

    These are so cute! What a wonderful idea!

  • Vintage Junky

    Those are so cute!

    SMiles!
    Michelle

  • arkie

    Very cute!

  • Niesz Vintage Home

    Great look and what a fun project!

  • Twice Remembered

    Oh, wow! How utterly clever! Those look fantastic!

  • Tammy@InStitches

    ohmygosh, how cute are they ! Your apothacary jars inspired me to make some today. See what you think of them…..

  • Bonita

    I am loving those dominoes! Very original, creative, something I've not seen before.

  • abnsigoslady

    What a fabulous project. Thanks for sharing. Laura @ the mansion

  • Dagny @ Beautiful Living

    What a fabulous project! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Have a great Sunday!!
    xoxo

  • Nicole @ BugaBoos

    Love these! They would be Fantastic in a Game room! Love your projects!

    I have a blog award for you, if you have time stop over.

    http://bugabooscreations.blogspot.com/2009/09/lovely-blog-award.html

  • Nori

    Hey ladies!
    Your dominos turned out too cute and look awesome on your wall! I love all of your ideas. Seriously, I could just come here to find out my project for the week. πŸ™‚

    I wanted to let you know that I'm celebrating your creativity by passing a blog award on to you. You can get it here http://love-2-create.blogspot.com/2009/09/i-must-be-dreaming-my-first-blog-award.html

    Blessings,
    Nori

  • glenna

    I love it! Thanks for sharing this!

  • Shanty 2 Chic

    Hi girls! Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments!!!! Hope you all have a great Sunday! ~Ashley

  • Hopeful Helpmate

    These dominoes are two cute. You girls have such great ideas & I have shared some with my readers. Come check it out.
    http://hopefullylhome.blogspot.com/

  • emry@my little creative outlet

    gosh you guys are so creative and original! I love to see what your guys come up with! I love this look, so cute and CHEAP!!!

  • Lorie

    So very cute!!

  • House Elf

    Very nice! What a great accessory for the game area, thanks so much for the idea!

  • Lolly

    Love them! They turned out so cute. I was at Whitney's today and I didn't even see them. I was too distracted by all of the other great stuff – and the fun people.

    Ya'll absolutely amaze me.

  • Leanne

    Those are too cute. Another project to add to my list. Thanks for the cute idea.

  • Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow

    These look fantastic – you are sooooooooooo clever πŸ™‚

  • Gina

    Beautiful! What a great project-these would look great in a game room too. Amazing!

    And thanks for stopping by today-it was fun to have you visit!

  • Wendy

    Those are really cool! They would be so cute in a game room!

  • Cara

    Love this idea for a Family Room!! You ladies are the most creative ladies, love the ideas!!!!!

    Blessings,
    Cara

  • { L }

    This would be the perfect accessory for a game room too…I just can't get over how talented you girls are!!

  • Launa

    I really think I need to get me one of those buckets of gold from Ralph Lauren!! LOVE it!! πŸ˜€

  • CourtneyKeb

    Super cute idea!
    Those would be great accents to a game night too! Like on a food table next to popcorn and snacks.
    SWEET!

  • Jody

    WOW! I loved the dice, but these are awesome too. I too am off to buy the RL glaze, that stuff is amazing from what I have seen in your projects.

    Jody

  • Karen Valentine

    Oh my gosh… It's one great idea after another with you two!!!! I've added you to my blogroll so that more of us can enjoy your wonderfull ideas! Thanks!

    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

  • Room to Inspire

    Of course, these look fabulous – you ladies are full of very inspiring ideas – keep them coming!

    Chelsea

  • Natalie

    Love Love Love these dominos! Great for a family game room! Find your blog a couple of weeks ago and now I just can't get enough! You are incredible ideas!

  • Tamera

    Great idea and you can't beat that price! Love the finished product…..now to think of somewhere to hang them…:)

  • Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle

    The perfect finishing touch for a small area that might ordinarily go untouched.

  • Sarah

    I so love you two! Your projects rock, so creative!

  • Candice

    Beautiful! I've never heard of the RL Glaze…but I'm off to find out more about it! πŸ™‚

  • Sheri

    Oh my gosh! Please just come decorate my house. Pretty please? LOL

    I think I can do this. (maybe)

  • ~ RM

    Oh, man. I'm convinced. I will go get some Ralph Lauren Glaze today. πŸ˜‰ I've just seen too many great things. Where do you guys get all this inspiration?? You always have a great idea going- LOVE IT!!!

  • TheOldPostRoad

    Great job! The glaze and stain really make the dominoes look "professional." (as in -'straight from Pottery Barn')

  • Morning T

    These are SO cool! That glaze you use makes all the difference, I'll have to pick some up.

    Since I found your blog I just can't get enough of you both so I've awarded you the 'Honest Scrap' award today. Check out my post today to read the details. I can't wait to find out 10 things about you!