Scrabble has always been right at the top of my favorite board games list along with snake and ladder. My dad had an old scrabble set from his bachelor days that we played with as kids. The set was from the 70’s and I distinctly remember the tile racks or holders being a gray color, made of plastic. Thankfully this love for Scrabble has been passed down 3 generations to my kiddos now.
I’ve been eyeing projects on Pinterest for years looking for ways to carry over this love for scrabble tiles into my home decorating. With my Monkey #1’s room makeover we finally got a chance to make it work! That kid loves scrabble! Given all the hours we spend playing it couldn’t have picked a better addition for his room.
With this project I also learned something new; if you want wood for any project Lowes is the best store to go, hands down! Great customer service and even better selection. I tried the big orange to see if they’d cut an 8ft x 6″ board into 15 pieces, 6″ long (the plan was to have 6″ x 6″ tiles) but they refused saying they don’t cut anything shorter that 12″! At Lowes they were totally fine with cutting 6″ long pieces (the service is free) and bonus marks for the cheaper wood! All those tiles cost me just $8! Learn the method here.