DOMINO ART TUTORIAL

This week is going to be such a blast. I have 4 guest bloggers coming for a visit. We will have 4 fantastic tutorials from some amazing bloggers.

I would like to welcome Whitney and Ashley from Shanty2Chic. These gals have only been blogging since August and they have already made their name in blogland with their amazing refabs and fun projects.

Give a big warm IC welcome to Whitney and Ashley!

Guest Shanty2Chic

Hello blogging world! We are so excited and honored that Beckie asked us to guest blog on her amazing site Infarrantly Creative!

Just to give you a quick peek into our world, Whitney is a stay-at-home mom of three and Ashley works part-time and is the mother of 2 kids. Our favorite past time is shopping and crafting.

We get together at least once a week for a “craft night”. Lovers of scouring high and low for shanty items and transforming them into something chic, which led us to our blog Shanty2Chic!

This is a journey, our journey. We are learning to transform our new homes, on a budget, and prove to ourselves that we don’t need to wait on our husband’s to do the “big jobs!”

We hope to inspire you to grab a paint bucket, pick up that scary tool and get to work!

Our project we would like to share with you today is our Large Vintage Looking Dominoes! Yes, you heard that right!

DIY Large Vintage Domino Art Tutorial

We just loved the way our Vintage Looking Dice turned out and wanted to expand 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!

Supplies:

Instructions:

We started out with a 2×10 piece of lumber that Whitney purchased from Lowe’s for $5.00.

Step 1 – Cut the Pieces

Then marked off every 16 inches and began cutting with our circular saw which made 6 individual pieces.

Step 2 – Sanding

We then picked up our sander and took turns sanding down every edge and corner to form the shape of a domino.

Step 3 – Painting

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). 

Any Country Chic paint of Chalk paint would give a similar finish.

Let the painting begin….

Two coats later and we are ready for the dots!

Step 4 – 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… but plenty of other options for you to get circles if you don’t have the Cricut.

Step 5 – The line

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….

Step 6 – More Sanding

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)….

Step 7 – The Vintage Look

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!

Step 8 – Hanging

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!

These are similar that you can get in Amazon.

Just hammer one in the center of each domino….

A few wall anchors later and our dominoes are on perfect display!

We want to give a big thank you again to Beckie for inviting us to guest post on her blog and we hope to have inspired you all! ~ Shanty2Chic.

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23 Comments

  1. Way cute! LOVE them. 🙂 I need to work on my painting/sanding skills. 🙂

    Dani
    craftrookie.blogspot.com

  2. So cute!! I can see doing this with all kinds of game pieces…hmmm… Now if we can just get our basement finished, I will so do it!!

  3. Great tutorial … you make it look so easy. I am inspired to try to make them myself! These do look great on the wall …

  4. You gals are so clever! That looks great!! Wouldn't they be terrific hanging in a game room or family room?

  5. OMW! Im so happy I found this link! Id seen the dice in a previous posting but honestly "lost" it(the blog) and could not remember where Id seen it. Ive been dying to re-create them for our "bonus room" which Im thinking of transforming into a game room. And now, I can make the dominoes as well! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!:)
    Sarah

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