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;)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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