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. 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 🙂 So cute!

  2. 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!!

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

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

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

    I love it. What an awesome idea!

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

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

  9. 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!)

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

    Fun idea. Let's play!

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

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

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

    I love them!!

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

    cute cute cute…

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

    How fun!! Totally cute!

  15. 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?

  16. 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!

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

    Love those !!

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

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

  19. 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!!

  20. 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!

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