Scrabble Love

April 5, 2010

I had this wood 'Believe' block that just wasn't cuttin' the mustard for me anymore, so I decided it needed a face lift!

This is what I came up with:
CUTE Huh??!!

{Here is some back story on the "Two Beebs," my hubs and I call each other Beeb instead of Babe, Honey, Sugar Lips, and so on ;). It came from when we were first married there was a character on the first season of 24, and in his name somewhere was Beeb and one day instead of saying, "Hi Babe," one of us said, "Hi Beeb." Now I am sorry but there can only be two beebs in the world so don't be thinking you can steal it for you and your honey, if we could copyright it we would ;) sorry for the firmness but this is serious business ;).}

Want to make some Scrabble Love of your own?

Here's what you need:


#1 Scrabble Tiles
{ I found mine at the DI (Local Utah Thrift Store) for I believe 2 bucks!}
#2 An Old Sign
{Really you can do this with whatever you have just lying around the house that could use a pick me up}
#3 Brush

#4 Paper

#5 Mod Podge

#6 Glossy Varnish
{This is optional I just really like super glossy finishes right now.}

#7 Paint

Directions:

1. Paint your chosen board with a color of your choosing, I chose Mustard Yellow {LOVE}.


2. While the board is drying I decided to cut out little squares for the tiles to rest on top of with a coordinating piece of paper.


3. Once the board is completely dry add a coat of the gloss varnish. {Remember this is optional}.


4. Then add the paper of your choosing for the background behind the tiles with Mod Podge.


5. Let the glue dry and then apply a layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper to seal.


6. Let the top coat dry and distress a little with some sand paper.


7. Add some distressing ink to the edges and corners for an aged look.


8. Line up your cut out squares in a way that you like, Mod Podge them in place, then apply a layer of Mod Podge to the surface to seal. I added some distressing ink around the edges and corners of mine to make them pop.


9. Adhere on your tiles using hot glue.

{ I also added a strip of paper on top of the squares to add some more color, do this by using Mod Podge as glue, and then once dry apply another layer to the top to seal.}

10. ENJOY!!!


So....what do you guys think? Love it, I know ;)! Let me know what you think I love to hear from you!! Also how was everyone's Easter?? I personally think it went by WAY too fast! Hope you all had a great weekend! Love, love.

I will be linking up HERE!!

73 comments :

  1. Love it! I was just thinking about doing some art for my kids rooms using old game pieces. This will work perfectly! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. This is adorable! Love the color, the paper, and the saying, which I won't steal!! :) My hubs and I have a "different" thing that we call each other, and I hate when we accidentally say it in front of someone and then have to explain ourselves. Lol. :)

    Thanks for stopping by LTC!

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  3. absolutely delightful! I love this! ...and the story behind it. ...so glad I dropped in (as always). big hug from your #1 beeb. oops. I mean fan.

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  4. You just gave me a great idea for a special teacher gift! Thanks!

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  5. Great project! This is going on my (already very long) project to do list. Thanks!

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  6. This is so stinkin' cute! I'm posting in the Mod Podge Rocks! Facebook group - xo

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  7. Beebs - ha ha so cute! glad you explained because I just wasn't quite sure what it meant. ;)

    darling idea! need to check out some thrift shops for scrabble! :)

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  8. THis is such a cute idea!! I have been buying Scrabble games at the THrift stores for a few month now- 3 so far!

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  9. It looks great - lovely to have something meaningful to you, too!

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  10. Love what you did with a couple of supplies and lots of imagination!
    Tracey

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  11. found you on my frugal family. i am loving this sign. LOVING it. i just played scrabble with my hubs and his parents this weekend, and i'm thinking something like this could be a cool gift for him. he secretly loves little signs. :)

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  12. Very cute way to commemorate your special names for each other!

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  13. Super cute!! I love the paper behind the tiles and the colors! Your story behind "two beeps" was neat!

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  14. very cute and creative!! where are you going to put it?? love it!!

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  15. What a brilliant, novel idea! And the result is simply stunning! It could be used for so many things!

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  16. Adorable! That's so special and love the colors too.

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  17. I love the word "beebs" but I promise I won't steal it:)
    Great idea, I will now keep my eye open for scrabble games at our thrift store!
    I saw distressing ink at our local craft store,but have never used it. Love it, will have to get me some!!
    Thanks for linking up to "AP tuesdays"! See you next week?

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  18. Looks great, I like playing with Scrabble tiles too! They are great for crafting.

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  19. I love your new little sign, and love the story of the beebs even better. Here's to the first and only two beebs!

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  20. Thanks for stopping my blog! I buy old scrabble sets whenever I see them!
    Tracey

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  21. So cute! What a fun project! I love scrabble tiles and love what you did. So fun!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  22. i love love scrabble....my whole family does. I am in awe of this craft and I am thinking of CHristmas presents or something so I can each of my sisters one! so sos so cute

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  23. What a cute idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. CUTE idea...thanks for sharing it at my NIFTY THRIFTY PAR-TAY!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  25. Too cute! My hubby and I call each other lovey (ala Thurston Howell - lol!). Coming over from Blue Cricket Design and a happy new follower!

    Jeanine

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  26. I love your sign, now I have yet another project to put on my list that I would like to make.
    If I could just find scrabble games when I go to the thrift stores here, but I guess I am always to late there.
    I'll be back to check out your blog later.
    Visiting from Anti-Procrastination Tuesday.

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  27. Good idea, we have this game and we never play it so I think I just might make me something!!

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  28. Great project. Thanks for the how to.

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  29. That is really cute! I love the papers and how you cut squares of paper for under the letters. Hmmm, I used to think "Pookie" was mine and my hubby's, too. Then I started hearing it AND reading it ~ not cool. : )

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  30. I've searched high and low for old scrabble games. They are HARD to find. Love what you did with it.

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  31. I was just checking this post out yesterday - great project. I am so glad you linked it up to Be Inspired today!

    Chelsea

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  32. Way cute!

    And my husband and I call each other "Bib."

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  33. Very cute! I love that background paper- the whole thing is so pretty!
    And, hi! I'm Morgan, too! :)

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  34. This is so neat...another use for the scrabble tiles. I really like this!

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  35. Very cool! I love the paper you used! I love scarbble tiles too! Great Job! : )

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  36. I love this! And your nickname is awesome.

    Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts

    PS. you are a great photographer.

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  37. I love this idea! Great for seasonal sayings, too...

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  38. Great tute on an absolutely adorable and different take on scrabble letters. I will be copying this :). Thanks for linking up!

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  39. This turned out great, very creative. I love the story behind it too.

    I always enjoy seeing your projects!

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  40. My hubby and I love Scrabble, and this craft you've done with the pieces is too cute. Thanks for sharing it! Well written tutorial, too. Found you from Sew Much Ado link.

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  41. So cute! I've been on the lookout for a thrift store scrabble game for a long time now, so many fun things to do with the tiles... now I have to add this to my list when I find one.

    New Friend!

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  42. I love it! Creative and something to do with those old Scrabble games (that we eventually lose the pieces too). And I think the nicknames for you and your hubby are cute :D

    * I found you on NFF! *

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  43. How could I not click on your name after seeing "meet virginia" three times? Fun idea with the tiles! I am getting more and more interested in crafty things and signs, and I love the distressed ink.

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  44. Very cute, I love it! I love the cute little nickname too!

    I am a new friend from FF. Come by to say hi and become a follower. I have a current giveaway too. Don't forget to enter to win!

    http://www.sixcherriesontop.com

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  45. I love it!! Soo cute! I also love anything distressed. I use that ink a lot. Have a great weekend!! :)

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  46. Super Cute Idea. Found you through New Friend Friday.

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  47. I'm featuring this today over at Life in the Pitts. Thanks again for linking up!

    http://lanieree.blogspot.com/2010/04/featuring-you_09.html

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  48. I love Scrabble tiles...my supply is running low.

    I love that your sign is specifically about you - much better than generic... :)

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  49. That's awesome! I love it. Send some scrabble tiles my way so i can copy you ;)

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  50. This is so stinkin' cute and definitely a good rehab for those signs and plaques that just don't cut it anymore.

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  51. Beebs...ha, that is soooo ca-ute! Thanks for sharing and for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

    Jane @ FInding Fabulous

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  52. I love this idea!! So creative, funky, and modern! Thanks for sharing it with us over at sweet Charli! WE hope you will join us next week!

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  53. Very cute! I love things that are unique and personal, you just delivered it Virginia!

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  54. Forgive me, I've never been to your blog, but your link caught my eye. Here's why. My youngest daughter's nickname is Beebs! So, when I saw the "beebs", I just had to check it out! So funny. Her name is Isabelle, and we started calling her Isa b. Then it just evolved into Isabeeb. Now it's just Beebs. Great minds, right? Camille :)

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  55. That turned out great! I love the story behind it!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day!

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  56. Adorable! Thank you for bringing your hodgepodge to my party! Hope to see you again.
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  57. WOW! I love this..

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday! Please join me next week for another great party!

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  58. Very cute! Thanks so much for linking to Favorite Things Friday!

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  59. I love this. It turned out so cute. I love the saying too. Its fun to hear what other couples call each other! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft!

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  60. Great idea! I'm a new follower. I hope you don't inspire me too much or I may have to give up sleep :) LOL

    I found you through Blue Cricket Design.

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  61. my nickname is beebs and has been since 1990, so I think you stole it from me!! give it back.

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  62. Great idea! I'm a new follower. I hope you don't inspire me too much or I may have to give up sleep :) LOL

    I found you through Blue Cricket Design.

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  63. I love this. It turned out so cute. I love the saying too. Its fun to hear what other couples call each other! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft!

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  64. Adorable! Thank you for bringing your hodgepodge to my party! Hope to see you again.
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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