Finding myself the proud owner of several vintage scrabble games, I pondered what creative idea I could do…obviously, I could challenge all my family members to a giant scrabble round robin (the 1986 version of Words with friends!)
But maybe, just maybe, there might be a way to use the game boards for superior scrabble domination preparation, also known as…
“WORD OF THE DAY”
(said with echoes and a guy flying over it with a flapping cape)
I grabbed some 16″ MDF blocks I had in the studio and started base coating them, one red, one bright blue.
Pulling a stencil from the lot stacked on my shelf, I quickly stenciled a pattern in one shade deeper around the edge.
Perfection is not the goal, for so little will be seen, so just let the brush & paint fly (you know, like that cape!)
I then grabbed the boards, and liberally applied glue to the backs, pressing down centered on the board.
A first coat of chalkboard paint was applied freehand to the board, followed by two more coats for great coverage.
For a good finish, I added two coats of Decoart’s Americana satin varnish all over the board and the edges
Out came the carpet tacks as decoration and a little extra staying power for the board, then distressed all over lightly
…added a hanger (and a secret-flying-word-learning cape)
Happy & I know it, so I clapped my hands and hung it up for lots of fun!
Stay tuned for the next post to see what I did with the box top!!
If you are actually using your scrabble boards & don’t want to stop your awesome game, I did list a couple in my etsy shop!