Are you a key loser like me? If so, this cute Bingo board styled key organizer could be your next DIY!
Wait till you see just how easy this one is… you can make this in under an hour.
If you don’t take 100 pictures along the way like me of course.. ah, the life of a blogger. 🙂
I also wanted to demonstrate how to two colour stencil.
Don’t miss the basics of stencilling in Part 1 HERE. (how to paint load, clean, etc)
1. Cut out a base.
I wanted my key organizer super rustic, but not heavy weight. So a sheet of plywood was perfect this round.
I sized my board according to the chosen stencil. The Bingo Board stencil comes in two sizes. I picked the 14″ x 14″ for this project.
I laid the stencil on a sheet of plywood, then measured off 2 ruler widths away from all four edges, to determine the finished size.
(The least amount of using real numbers, the better for me!)
2. Centre the stencil design on the base.
Here’s where the signmaker in me kicks in.
Tape the two top sides of the stencil, so as you measure, you can rotate one side at a time.
Position until centred.
Along the outer perimeter of the board, measure the side centres, and the TOP and BOTTOM centres, marking with a pencil for reference.
Then align the stencil’s centre lines to yours. Done!
Tip: Something you’ll find on every single stencil in my line are centre measuring marks and alignment marks engraved right into the stencil.
These will GREATLY help your positioning efforts.
3. Once positioned, run tape guides along two edges for repositioning purposes.
4. You can now lift your stencil to use spray adhesive. Placement back down will be a breeze!
5. Lightly mist your stencil with spray adhesive, then let sit for a couple of minutes.
6. Position stencil and get ready to paint!
The basics of stencilling are in PART ONE HERE. I recommend reading it if you haven’t yet, to achieve a pro result.
7. Tap with a dryish brush until covered.
Tapping with a dryish brush takes effort for a piece this size. If you aren’t tired, you have too much paint on your brush. 🙂 A larger sized stencil brush would be a good idea for a stencil this size.
You can also ‘slightly’ dampen your brush first. The flow of paint seems to move around better.
8. Place masking tape under top registration marks. (to align the 2nd colour stencil)
I forgot to do this, so I did it after painting the first coat. You will need these marks visible when you remove the first colour stencil.
Super big thanks to my gal pal stencil guru Joanne for this tip!
9. Draw or paint in the triangles for reference.
Now you can freely remove your stencil.
10. Position BINGO (2nd colour) in place (after spray adhesive).
11. You’re now ready to paint your 2nd colour. ( BINGO and Free Space. )
I painted mine in white, but forgot to take pictures. 🙂
Tip: A light colour going on a dark background will require more paint. Still use a dry brush, but add another (light) coat after the first one dries a little. Just don’t overdue any stencil edges.
You can also start with a painted base, so you can match up the word BINGO to the background. I just wanted a woodsy look for mine.
Now… let’s make this cute thang DO something productive!
I have big trouble with keys, so all those numbers reminded me of a hotel key sorter with assigned numbers.
Random screws were placed into position along with one big quirky hook for added interest.
I used screws because I wanted the numbers to outshine them.
Plus I like the industrial look of black metal screws. Is that weird? Oh, probably.
My keys don’t seem to mind though.
It’s absolutely perfect on my junk entry wall!
Bingo indeed. 🙂
This design would be cute on a tray, table top, cabinet door, clothes or toys hanger in a kids room, towel holder in a bathroom, hang up your games gear… hmm… where would you use it?
11 thoughts on “How to 2 colour stencil featuring a bingo board key organizer”
I love your style!
Thanks Linda! Now to define what to ‘call this style’… haha
The shop doesn’t give dimensions. Is the 14×14 the lg or the small?
This is super-cute! I think the Bingo stencil really lends itself well to this project, too…it just looks like it “belongs” there…does that make sense? I love that you can do this stencil in two colours…I think the white on the black makes it pop…and hey, I’m all for those screws, too, girl…screws never looked so amazing as they do here! This is a project I think I can do without screwing up too much…hehe! 🙂
Thanks Susan! Such a fun one to play with if you love numbers. I’d like to do some ‘crate looking markings’ with just some of those lines of numbers… more soon! 🙂
Will this stencil be available for sale anytime soon? Love this project!
Thanks Cheryl! Yes, the stencil is already available. The links are in the post but I’ll go back and check… might not be obvious enough? Here it is:
LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
Never mind! I realize this is the large! !
Haha, ok, as long as it’s obvious, I’m happy! 🙂
I have a lot to learn about stencils!!! I see my first mistake is not using the adhesive, but I’m no longer going to leave out that step. I love how you used the screws, you don’t really notice them from a distance but up close they look like they so belong!!