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!



  1. Mandy on March 16, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    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

  2. Amy on March 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    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!

  3. Mrs.B on November 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm

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

  4. Cherie on November 13, 2010 at 10:58 am

    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:

  5. Laurel on February 12, 2010 at 5:14 am

    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!

  6. Tales from the Crib on January 5, 2010 at 1:57 am

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

  7. Struggler on December 29, 2009 at 12:09 am

    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.

  8. design_aholic on December 28, 2009 at 5:48 am

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

  9. Meg I am..... on December 3, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    just had to share that i loved these so much i made my own!!

  10. Chez Zizi on October 11, 2009 at 12:20 am

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

  11. Kerri on October 2, 2009 at 5:58 pm

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

  12. Mommy Words on October 1, 2009 at 2:03 am

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

  13. Keisha Lynn on September 29, 2009 at 1:44 pm

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

  14. kellyisinspired on September 29, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I love it. What an awesome idea!

  15. julie on September 29, 2009 at 1:36 pm

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

  16. Mandy on September 29, 2009 at 11:54 am

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

  17. [email protected] on September 29, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Fun idea. Let's play!

  18. Kammy on September 29, 2009 at 2:23 am

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

  19. Dresser Girl on September 29, 2009 at 2:06 am

    I love them!!

  20. Julie on September 29, 2009 at 12:53 am

    cute cute cute…

  21. [email protected] Something on September 29, 2009 at 12:34 am

    How fun!! Totally cute!

  22. Cindy Harvey on September 28, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    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?

  23. Brenda on September 28, 2009 at 6:06 pm

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

  24. Love the Decor! on September 28, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Love those !!

  25. Michelle on September 28, 2009 at 4:09 pm

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

  26. rtgaffney on September 28, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    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!!

  27. Miss Mustard Seed on September 28, 2009 at 12:53 pm

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

  28. Its So Very Cheri on September 28, 2009 at 11:25 am

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


  29. [email protected] on September 28, 2009 at 4:03 am

    Totally love these! Very unique and chic!!!

  30. Diann on September 28, 2009 at 3:56 am

    These are so cute! What a wonderful idea!

  31. Vintage Junky on September 28, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Those are so cute!


  32. arkie on September 28, 2009 at 3:03 am

    Very cute!

  33. Niesz Vintage Home on September 28, 2009 at 2:53 am

    Great look and what a fun project!

  34. Twice Remembered on September 28, 2009 at 2:10 am

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

  35. [email protected] on September 28, 2009 at 2:07 am

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

  36. Bonita on September 28, 2009 at 1:06 am

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

  37. abnsigoslady on September 28, 2009 at 12:54 am

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

  38. Dagny @ Beautiful Living on September 27, 2009 at 8:01 pm

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

  39. Nicole @ BugaBoos on September 27, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    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.

  40. Nori on September 27, 2009 at 8:21 am

    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


  41. glenna on September 27, 2009 at 6:27 am

    I love it! Thanks for sharing this!

  42. Shanty 2 Chic on September 27, 2009 at 2:19 am

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

  43. Hopeful Helpmate on September 27, 2009 at 1:50 am

    These dominoes are two cute. You girls have such great ideas & I have shared some with my readers. Come check it out.

  44. [email protected] little creative outlet on September 26, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    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!!!

  45. Lorie on September 26, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    So very cute!!

  46. House Elf on September 26, 2009 at 2:21 am

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

  47. Lolly on September 26, 2009 at 2:16 am

    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.

  48. Leanne on September 26, 2009 at 12:07 am

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

  49. Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow on September 25, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    These look fantastic – you are sooooooooooo clever πŸ™‚

  50. Gina on September 25, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    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!

  51. Wendy on September 25, 2009 at 6:50 pm

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

  52. Cara on September 25, 2009 at 6:16 pm

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


  53. { L } on September 25, 2009 at 6:07 pm

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

  54. Launa on September 25, 2009 at 6:06 pm

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

  55. CourtneyKeb on September 25, 2009 at 4:49 pm

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

  56. Jody on September 25, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    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.


  57. Karen Valentine on September 25, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    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!

    My Desert Cottage

  58. Room to Inspire on September 25, 2009 at 3:39 pm

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


  59. Natalie on September 25, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    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!

  60. Tamera on September 25, 2009 at 3:33 pm

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

  61. [email protected]trictlySimpleStyle on September 25, 2009 at 3:32 pm

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

  62. Sarah on September 25, 2009 at 3:05 pm

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

  63. Candice on September 25, 2009 at 2:53 pm

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

  64. Sheri on September 25, 2009 at 2:50 pm

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

    I think I can do this. (maybe)

  65. ~ RM on September 25, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    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!!!

  66. TheOldPostRoad on September 25, 2009 at 2:02 pm

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

  67. Morning T on September 25, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    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!

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