Thursday, September 24, 2009

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 2x10 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!
I will be posting this at Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures! Go check it out!
I will also be posting this at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday and Make Your Monday at Twice Remembered!
I will also be adding this to Kimba's DIY party over at ASPTL...

65 comments:

Morning T said...

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!

TheOldPostRoad said...

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

~ RM said...

Oh, man. I'm convinced. I will go get some Ralph Lauren Glaze today. ;) 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!!!

Sheri said...

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

I think I can do this. (maybe)

Candice said...

Beautiful! I've never heard of the RL Glaze...but I'm off to find out more about it! :)

Sarah said...

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

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

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

Tamera said...

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

Natalie said...

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!

Room to Inspire said...

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

Chelsea

Karen Valentine said...

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

Jody said...

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

CourtneyKeb said...

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

Launa said...

I really think I need to get me one of those buckets of gold from Ralph Lauren!! LOVE it!! :D

{ L } said...

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

Cara said...

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

Blessings,
Cara

Wendy said...

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

Gina said...

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!

Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow said...

These look fantastic - you are sooooooooooo clever :)

Leanne said...

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

Lolly said...

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.

House Elf said...

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

Lorie said...

So very cute!!

emry@my little creative outlet said...

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!!!

Hopeful Helpmate said...

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/

Shanty 2 Chic said...

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

glenna said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing this!

Nori said...

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 http://love-2-create.blogspot.com/2009/09/i-must-be-dreaming-my-first-blog-award.html

Blessings,
Nori

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

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

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

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

abnsigoslady said...

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

Bonita said...

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

Tammy@InStitches said...

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

Twice Remembered said...

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

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Great look and what a fun project!

arkie said...

Very cute!

Vintage Junky said...

Those are so cute!

SMiles!
Michelle

Diann said...

These are so cute! What a wonderful idea!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Totally love these! Very unique and chic!!!

Its So Very Cheri said...

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

Cheri

Miss Mustard Seed said...

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

rtgaffney said...

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!!

Michelle said...

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

Love the Decor! said...

Love those !!

Brenda said...

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

Cindy Harvey said...

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?

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

How fun!! Totally cute!

Julie said...

cute cute cute...
xoxo
Julie

Dresser Girl said...

I love them!!

Kammy said...

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

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Fun idea. Let's play!

Mandy said...

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

julie said...

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

kellyisinspired said...

I love it. What an awesome idea!

Keisha Lynn said...

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

Mommy Words said...

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

Kerri said...

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

Chez Zizi said...

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

Meg I am..... said...

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

http://megschmitt-neveradullday.blogspot.com/2009/12/i-got-blues-holiday-blues-no-less.html

design_aholic said...

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

Struggler said...

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.

Tales from the Crib said...

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

Laurel said...

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

Cherie said...

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/

Mrs.B said...

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

 
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