How many points is that?

Updated: May 12


I did my first Scrabble tile table several years ago when I created a game room in my basement. That table took 15 Scrabble games to gather enough tiles. I pick up Scrabble games at yard sales and thrift shops. I will usually only pay up to $1 for a game—l prefer to pay less. :)


I am embarrassed to admit these tables sat in my garage for probably five years. I bought two of them at an auction for $1 each. They were a bit wobbly but just needed to be glued and the screws tightened. The plan was to make Scrabble tables out of them and put them in the basement. Then I did the pool end tables...




When I was finally tired of moving these around in my garage, I couldn't believe how little time it took me to transform them.


I did a quick coat of black chalk paint. I love black chalk paint. I can often get away with one coat. This project only required one coat. I did sand these lightly before painting. The finish was almost like dust so the sanding helped quite a bit.

Quick tip. I used old paper plates for my palette for paint. I used this Easter plate to dab the wax on my brush as I waxed the tables.





I distressed the tables slightly and then added a coat of wax.



The finish was velvet smooth. I was really happy with it.



Then all I had to do was glue the Scrabble tiles in place. I don't grout them at all. They have a pretty tight fit. I do a quick layout without glue first to see how the tiles will fit. Note: Scrabble tiles of the decades can vary slightly in size and definitely color. I personally love the difference in barely used tiles and well-loved tiles.






There was a small gap all the way around so I added this black cording in the groove. I was able to press it down in the groove after I applied the glue so it was flush with the edge of the table.


The RMB in the corner is my signature...my initials.

I put these in the shop ($75 each) and they sold within a week. The woman said her husband had played Scrabble with the same friend for over 30 years. She bought one for her husband and one to give to the friend. I love that!


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Whether my junk is from a garage sale, estate or farm auction, flea market or the side of the road, I love to find it, fix it, clean it, sell it or keep it. So come along the backroads of Indiana with Junk is My Life (me), let's find something vintage and do something cool with it! Formerly Junk Journal.