A Simple Re-Purpose Project...

Time to share a simple re-purpose project!  I've always loved the look of dominoes and have used them in projects and decor.  
This time I want to use them as dominoes!

I found this big set of dominoes at the thrift store and thought it would be perfect to take to play at the lake.  But as you can see, the box has seen better days...

So I decided to use a wooden box from the thrift store...

It was originally from a child's science kit.

I tore out the broken wood interior pieces and sanded.

Then I went to work with paint...

I painted the box with the Lamp Black color, and used the Zinc mixed with a little of the black to draw in the squares.

And inspired by this...

I used a round foam dauber and Snow White paint...

to do this!

I coated the top of the box with DecoArt Media Ultra-Matte Varnish, to protect the decoration without shine.

The box holds the big double twelve set!

It would be fun to make artwork with this method, too!

I am a member of the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program and was supplied with product used in this project...
all opinions are my own.

You can see lots more projects on my
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Until next time...enjoy the weekend!


  1. How cute! My first husband and I used to play dominoes. Haven't played in a long time and can't remember how now. But it was fun!

  2. I didn't mean to but I apparently collect dominoes and this is a darling project.

    1. I understand! I have a rather large amount of them, too from my itsy bits selling days!

  3. So very clever!! Makes me want to come play a game.

  4. So cute, Linda.
    Now I want to learn how to play dominos!

  5. Another clever idea, Linda! I can see many hours of enjoyment at the lake with your new/old set of dominos. Have a good weekend and Happy Mother's Day!

  6. Smart gal and I love how it turned out!
    Happy Mom's Day.

  7. Well that is just brilliant!

    Everyone will be reaching for that case now - just itching to play!

    I love it :)

    Karen x

  8. What a fun idea! The box looks great, Linda!

  9. How cute! It would make Great Wall art too. Love it!

  10. What a great project! Love it!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  11. This is brilliant, Linda! I see a lot of fun times in your future.

  12. How fun! perfect for placing on a shelf in easy reach for whenever you want to play a game! Love this project.

  13. You are so crafty! Love this box. Can you believe I've never played traditional dominoes? Only mexican train dominoes.

  14. What a fun project! I LOVE dominos and now you've inspired me for Christmas presents!

    Happy day!

  15. Linda, that is genius! I love it. You have inspired me as always.

    xo Dianne

  16. Love the domino box-my daughter loves to play with dominos!

  17. Perfection! Your grands will
    LOVE getting this out to play
    at the lake : ) So fun!

    xo Suzanne


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