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.

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