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. 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.


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

    Totally love these! Very unique and chic!!!

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

    These are so cute! What a wonderful idea!

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

    Those are so cute!


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

    Very cute!

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

    Great look and what a fun project!

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

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

  8. [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…..

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

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

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

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

  11. 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!!

  12. 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.

  13. 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. 🙂

    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


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

    I love it! Thanks for sharing this!

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. [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!!!

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

    So very cute!!

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

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