Anyone want to play Scrabble? I’ll bring some letters if you bring the very, very large board.
When it comes to art in this house, I follow two principles: keep it personal and keep it inexpensive. For the basement, I have one more factor: keep it fun.
A wall full of really big Scrabble tiles ticks all the boxes.
Personal: The letters are the initials for us and everyone in our immediate family. Moms, Dads, brothers, sisters, in-laws, nephews, niece, pets.
A message from Auntie JuJu to the two babies joining our family in the next few months: your names must start with one of these 16 letters. More than half the alphabet is in play. That’s lots of options for you.
Inexpensive: Sanding all of these tiles took a bit of time, but since I’m not paying myself an hourly rate, my only costs were a few 2x10s, some sandpaper, printer paper, Mod Podge and a paint pen.
Fun: We have giant Scrabble tiles hanging on our wall. That’s not typical artwork.
When I was making these, I wanted the letters to hang perfectly flush to the wall. Even the thinnest hanger didn’t appeal to me.
I came up with a simple solution that was also–you guessed it–cheap.
I routed a channel in the back of each tile, which slips over a nail that I hammered into the wall.
Adding art to the basement was one of my Home Goals for 2016. We call this room the long room, so I wanted some substantial art that could fill the wall. Sixteen large wood slabs work very well.
Do you play Scrabble? Would you ever hang boardgame art on your walls? How do you handle art when you have a big wall?