Route 66 DIY Dartboard Scoreboard

The basement is morphing into a game room one little project at a time.  Just as well considering when you walk down the stairs, one of the first things you see is a standard sized pinball game.  That baby takes up a lot of room.  But it’s one of Ken’s babies, so it’s a keeper… although a pub table would fit in that spot SO well…just kidding, honey;)  

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I am a big Route 66 fan, and so I was excited when Donna at Funky Junk Interiors created a several Route 66 stencils and made them available for purchase through her new line of Old Sign Stencils.

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I purchased one, asap and received it in the mail very soon after, which was cool because I was pretty psyched!

My first inclination was to start stenciling Route 66 on everything!!!

How fun that would be? Route 66 kitchen cabinets, Route 66 refrigerator, Rte 66 curtains, Rt 66 sidewalk…

But I reigned myself in (for now) and made a Route 66 DIY dartboard scoreboard for the basement to add the the gaming gala that is going on down there.

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Is started with an old, grungy piece of particle board that was just about the right size for a scoreboard.

I painted it with chalkboard paint.

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I used basic stencil letters to create the word “score”.

I added some lines similar to that of an actual dartboard scoreboard with a paint pen, ruler and the eyeball method.

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Then I got out my new Route 66 stencil and some white craft paint.

And I followed the Funky Junk tutorial on the basics of how to stencil, here.

Once dry, I gave the whole thing a good sanding and that was it.

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It now hangs in the basement near the Route 66 shelf, the Route 66 swivel chair and the hanging, but usable game board art.

Before you say it, I realize that this particular scoreboard is really more for decor than for use.

I would need to tweak the layout some, to make enough room on the board to keep proper dartboard score for all players.  But we don’t even have a dartboard up on the wall as of yet, so until then…

Linking up at:

Funky Junk Interiors

   

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10 Responses to Route 66 DIY Dartboard Scoreboard

  1. Anne April 23, 2015 at 7:56 am #

    omg so CUTE!!! Great idea and I love that stencil!

  2. chris aka monkey April 23, 2015 at 10:48 am #

    any so cool cool cool, you did a great job with donnas’ stencil love it……surgery tomorrow so if i don’t comment for a while thats’ why xx

    • chris aka monkey April 23, 2015 at 10:50 am #

      amy that is lol sorry xx

  3. Sharleen April 23, 2015 at 12:18 pm #

    Looking good there Amy. 😀 I love your score board idea.

  4. Feral Turtle April 25, 2015 at 9:15 am #

    That is just too cool Amy! Perfect stencil for for your basement too. Hmmmm I am wondering what else you will do with this!

  5. Cheryl April 26, 2015 at 7:14 pm #

    I love this idea!! You did a great job and looks awesome!
    P.S. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, I really appreciate it!

  6. Funky Junk Interiors May 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

    How absolutely adorable! I LOVE the image on black! I have some copying to do… haha Thanks for the shout out! Off to go on a pinning frenzy… 🙂

  7. Benita May 3, 2015 at 9:03 am #

    Oh Amy, you sound so much like me! I love this project — looks wonderful and you did a great job! We are HUGE fans of Route 66 and I would have it all over my entire house if (a) I thought it would look good and (b) I wouldn’t get sick of it after 3 weeks. That’s the good thing about something nostalgic like this – a little will go a long way once you listen to the voice of reason in your head…LOL. We have driven it as much as possible in our travels. It’s sad that there are only bits and pieces of it left. Have a great day!!

  8. Bliss May 5, 2015 at 8:56 am #

    Love it, pinned it!

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