Well, I am in a furniture lull. It is true that life (school namely) has been
a little really crazy, but I am having issues. I have been trying new paint techniques and it’s been a little touch-and-go. I am happy to report that I am making progress and working out some kinks, and hope to show you finished pieces soon!
So, today I’m going to share a lil’ DIY I did a few months back. Super simple. I had this frame (from a garage sale of course) that I backed with burlap and glued a vintage brass key to. But the key was too heavy and fell off. So the frame sat.
Then, I happened upon these at a garage sale and bought them, promising the hubs I would do something lovely with them.
How cool are these? Vintage wooden dominoes! I immediately knew I wanted to I make a monogram with the dominoes in the forgotten frame. I gave the frame a quick coat of ASCP French Linen for a start. Then, I arranged the dominoes in a bulky “H” and loved the way it looked. I wanted to get dimensions and spacing just right before securing the tiles.
I got out my hot glue gun and went to town. The tiles are not very heavy since they are wood, which eliminates my previous problem!
This project was SO quick! It’s the perfect way to personalize my spring vignette.
I love using ordinary objects like dominoes in fun ways! You can also see the jar of vintage checker pieces on the left and the muffin tin in this vignette. I set this up months ago and have loved it. Rustic, natural, and green.
Garage sales and thrift stores are excellent places to find cool things to decorate your home! Small items that come in multiples (like the checker pieces) are beautifully displayed in old jars. Remember to think creatively and have fun!
What do you think of my DIY domino monogram? Do you like to decorate with common objects? Have you made your own monogram? I would love to hear about it!