Monday, August 15, 2011

Baseball Scoreboard {Wall Art}

When I saw this scoreboard in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog a few months back I tore it out (this was before I discovered Pinterest!) and knew I would do it "someday".

Well, that "someday" has come!




Last weekend while my husband was out of town, I got to work on this little project.
First things first... Wood!
I used some scrap plywood we'd been saving in the garage.
I measured the area the sign would hang and cut the plywood to size (4' x 3') using my jigsaw.

I chose to use the knotty side of the plywood to give it a little more character & spray painted it green.
When working with spray paint your colors are pretty limited so if I were doing it again I would have hand painted with a color closer to the PBK inspiration photo. I just like it better.

Once it was dry I used painters tape to mark my lines for the scoreboard. This is where the measure twice, tape once rule would have come in handy! After painting the middle line & ripping the tape off I realized that the two 'boxes' weren't the same size. My mom had come into town and we tried it again, this time successfully!

I created stencils for all the letters and numbers using my Silhouette machine. That little machine was AMAZING for this project.

Using a sponge brush I got to work. Tip: Use a rounded sponge brush for this. I just didn't have one on hand.

For the changeable score plaques I used paper templates to figure out how big they needed to be.

Then I used those templates to cut out the rectangles with my jigsaw & mitre saw. We then gave them a quick coat of spray paint.

Once they dried, I used my silhouette again to create the score stencils and painted them on. We drilled a small hole in the top of each piece of wood for the jute rope to slip through. Mom made a knot at one end with a loop to hang on the nail.

Last thing was to tape off the edge and paint a white border all around the scoreboard.

I nailed small nails in each of the Visitor/Home sections so that I could hang the score for each inning. Once I had them where I wanted them I tied a knot on the front of the plaque and trimmed the excess jute rope. I'm wondering how long it will take my 3 year old to figure out that these things can move (and be lost!). :)

He's pretty proud of the thing and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. There are a few imperfections that bother me when I look at it, but overall the end result was exactly what I was going for. So, don't wait... Take those inspiration photos you've been Pinterest-ing and go for it!

UPDATED:I've had several questions about this project in the comments so I wanted to try and answer as best I could.

1. Do you take orders?
Yes! I would love to create a custom scoreboard.  The charge is $325. Remember it's a large piece... So the bulk of this is for shipping. (Shipping costs over $175 will be added on to the total).

 I will also sell the stencils if you want to create your own. The charge for that is $35 (includes postage).

2. What font did you use?
It's called Copperplate Gothic

3. What's the wall color?
It's Sherwin Williams Whole Wheat

4. What are your margins/letter sizes, etc?
See the photo below... :)

Let me know if I missed any of your questions...




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113 comments:

  1. Great job- it looks awesome!



    I'd love for you to link up to our "Crafts for Under Twenty-Somethings" Thursdays this week! It's a blog hop specifically for kids and teens ideas, so your ideas would be perfect! I'll hope you'll come link up this Thursday.

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    Melanie

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  2. This is seriously cool!! I love it- you did an awesome job!!

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  3. IT LOOKS SO GREAT!!!! Wow, I need on of those machines... proud of you girlie!! :)

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  4. Wow that is totally cool ! big fan of pinterest too LOVE IT !

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  5. @Melanie @ bear rabbit bear
    Thanks for teh invite Melanie! I joined in today on the link party. Thanks for stopping by & hosting your party!

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    1. Hi Lindsay--

      I've e-mailed you before but I'm ready to buy (just moved into a new house).

      Please e-mail me again at the below address so I can give you the details. I live in Dallas. Where in Texas do you live? So the $275 would include shipping?

      Heather Armstrong
      harmstrong@billupsworldwide.com

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  7. I love this!!! Perfect for husband's baseball themed man cave!!!

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  8. @Marcy Thanks Marcy! It was so fun to make! And I love that you can call the field whatever you want to make it personal! :)

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  9. Oh my gosh, I love this!! You did an amazing job! I have two boys and they would LOVE a scoreboard like this. Thanks for sharing it! :)

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  10. Cool! This is totally beautiful. I bet your husband was super happy when he saw this. Nice job :)

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  11. This turned out GREAT!! You did a fabulous job. My little guy has a baseball room and this would be adorable in it. :)

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  12. LOVE it! once again, proves i need a silhouette machine ... BAD. :)

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  13. DO you take custom orders?
    Ive been looking for this EVERYWHERE!

    we decorated my son's room with all PB just like the mag, and I WANT THAT SCOREBOARD
    I'm just not THAT crafty nor do I have the tools.
    email me: lori.alvarado0513@hotmail.com

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  14. I LOVE THIS!!! I am TOTALLY copying this idea. I'd also love to know what color paint you used for the wall color... it looks great paired w/the score board. The vintage look I love!!!

    j_elitzin (at) yahoo (dot) com

    THANKS!

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  15. You did an awesome job! I am going to try this. Is the silhouette machine similar to a cricut? Thanks!

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  16. Excellent job! What font did you use?

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  17. @Anonymous Thank you! The font is Copperplate Gothic. I'm sure it was either standard on Word or a freebie font somewhere.

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  18. @Anonymous yes, the machine is very similar. It's where you can design on the computer and print out without having to purchase cartridges. I love it!

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  19. @? ? ? I am pretty certain that the paint color on the walls is called Whole Wheat by Sherwin Williams. It's got a lot more gold tones to it than I'd prefer...but in the right room it looks nice. :)

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  20. Do you make custom? Can you email me at kari_lang@hotmail.com?

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  21. We would love this exact same score board. If you could recreate and sell please email me at chadmichellecoop@sbcglobal.net

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  22. OMG I ADORE THIS! My bf and son are HUGE baseball players/fanatics and they would definitely appreciate this! Definitely something I'm adding to my "To Do" list!

    ♥ Duckie.

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  23. My husband and I love this scoreboard, and want to make it for our son's room. Can you tell me how big your letters and numbers are?

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  24. This is exactly what I have been looking for. I am going to try to copy this. Would you mind telling me where your 3 lines that run across the board start? I just want to get the spacing correct. Maybe just measure from the top to where each line starts? Does this make sense? Also, do you know what size lettering you used?

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  25. I would love to buy one from you!!!! We are making a baseball playroom for our family (with two daughyers lol) and this would be perfect for over the mantle!!!!! Please contact me (through my blog is fine.

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  26. Hi Lindsey,
    I LOVE the scoreboard but I'm not crafty at all. I may be interested in ordering one from you. Where are you located?
    You can email me back @ heidi_bruno@hotmail.com

    Thanks
    Heidi

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  27. Hi Lindsay- I would love to order one from you. You can reach me at natalienilson@hotmail.com. I am so excited about this. I too tore out the pottery barn picture and have been searching all over for one of these.

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  28. This is FABULOUS! I hope to make one for my son's room or in the basement. What a fun addition. I haven't seen one personalized like this!

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  29. I thought you might like to see how we did with it: http://rachaelandtim.blogspot.com/2012/03/timmys-room.html. Thanks for giving us the great idea!

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  30. It looks amazing! Thanks so much for the instructions and tips - I can't wait to try this for my nephew!

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  31. Hi Lindsay,

    I'm interested in ordering only the stencils, if you're still offering them. You can email me at scmpbl23@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  32. I am also interested in ordeing the stenclis. Will you shoot me an email. Hinks76@sbcglobal.net

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  33. Lindsay -
    I would love to have you do one for me. This is great. I have been combing the internet trying to find for my son's birthday. Would you please email me at sidnewtsum@yahoo.com. Thanks SO much!

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  34. Lindsay,
    I would love to have you do one of these for me. Please email me at briankristiwade@yahoo.com. Thanks,
    Kristi

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  35. In love with this as well! would love to order one from you...if you could email me....andysabbag@gmail.com thanks Can you move the numbers around ???

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  36. I am wondering what you used to hang it on the wall??

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    1. I used wood screws (into anchors) and then for a finishing touch I used washers in between the wood board and the screw. I'll try and take a picture of that close up and update the post.

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  37. How do I get in contact with you to place an order? We LOVE it!!!

    ~Nicole

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    1. Nicole - send me an email ... lindzut@yahoo.com. I'd love to create one for you too.

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  38. Thank you! Thank you! I am so thrilled with how ours turned out: http://fletcherbabymakesthree.blogspot.com/2012/05/project-scoreboard.html
    thank you for this awesome tutorial!

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  39. Hello, I was just wondering about the scoreboard. I would like to purchase the letter and number stencils. I seen that you would make them and send them for 30$. Is that correct, and will it be all the letters and numbers I will need? We just bought the material but having the stencils is the only problem for us. Please let me know. Thank you!

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  40. i just tried emailing you_but it didnt go thru. my email is kharmon@southworthford.com please answer above post to this email. thank you

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  41. Lindsay,

    I love the vintage scoreboard! I would like to purchase the stencils. Will you please email me back at ashley.roberts0616@gmail.com

    Thanks! Ashley

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  42. Would love to purchase one custom too! Do you do that?

    Please e-mail me.
    heather@dropshottennis.com

    Thanks!!

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  43. So great! I would like to purchase the stencils but customize to our last name. Is this possible? Can you please email me at lynesfamily102@aol.com. Thank you!

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  44. I Love this, we are building our new home and my 3 year old loves baseball so I am doing a baseball theme in his room. I would love to purchase the stencils and customize our last name. Please email me at jlayne27@yahoo.com. Thanks

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  45. I want to buy stencils...please email me Jennifer.m.robustelli@gmail.com

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  46. Hi,
    Love this project! I would like to by the stencils. Please email me at shanda.harris@hotmail.com.

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  47. We were thrilled to find your site and instructions. We were inspired by the Pottery Barn photo as well. Your instructions have motivated us to start this project and your tutorial is wonderful to have! We are so excited to get started!

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  48. I am in Texas and could possibly pick up the sign instead of shipping it, if you are still willing to make one for me. You can contract me at jesslight@gmail.com

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    1. I am also in Texas and would love to pick one up or order the stencils. We are in Austin but also have the grandparents in the Dallas and Houston areas. Please let me know either way, thank you!!
      Chriskriswhitcomb@gmail.com

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  49. I just wanted to say thank you for putting this up. I used your steps to create a football scoreboard for my son's room. It turned out great! So happy- thank you!!!
    Anjie- felthous@yahoo.com

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  50. I've been looking to do this project since November 2011! Came back today and saw your update with the exact dimensions and that you will even create the stencils! Thank you so much! I am interested in purchasing the stencils. Can you email me at ljones72@sbcglobal.net? Thanks again! Laurie

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  51. This is my first big "crafty" project and I am a little nervous, but I hope it turns out as well as yours did! I am also interested in purchasing the stencils! Can you email me at steschke@comcast.net??
    Thanks so much,
    Stephanie

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  52. I love this! I would love to place a custom order. Please email me at karneilson@yahoo.com

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  53. This is amazing i would love to order your stencils email me at sharien_feliz@ymail.com thank you :)

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  54. Intersted in purchasing the stencils. Email me at spk1976@sbcglobal.net Thanks!

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  55. I am also interested in the stencil could you please email me at mckenziehyde@gmail.com thanks so much!

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  56. I am also interested in the stencil. Could you please email me at sarahbelmont1986@yahoo.com. Thank you so much!!!

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  57. I would like to purchase a set of stencils from you as well. Please email me at your convenience. cjsym2157@me.com
    Thanks

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  58. Your scoreboard is AWESOME! I want one produced for my store, across from Wrigley Field in Chicago. Please contact me. brosen@sportsworldchicago.com

    Thanks.
    Brad

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  59. Love this scoreboard...could you email me with more details about purchasing one? rachel.sviggum@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  60. Definitely interested! Does the $325 include shipping? please e-mail me at your earliest convenience at lmschneider5@aol.com thank you, looking forward to hearing from you!

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  61. i would love to get the stencils ... please email me what you need from me to get this done!

    Melissa Burton
    doublesixstang@yahoo.com

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  62. I'm interested in the stencils please email me mrager81@yahoo.com

    Thanks,
    Melissa

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  63. I am interested in stencils if you could please email me at amy.faulkenberry1@gmail.com
    Thanks, Amy

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  64. Hi Lindsay,
    I love this project! I would like to order the stencils from you! Please email me the details on what u need from me. Nlew19@yahoo.com
    Thanks!

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  65. Hi Lindsay,
    Are you still doing these scoreboards? If so, please email me at hollyjh20@yahoo.com

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  66. Are you still selling the stencils? Do you make them with a customized field name?

    please email me at robin@advancedclustering.com

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  67. Hi Lindsay,
    I am interested in purchasing the stencils for this DIY project. Please e-mail me at serijo_75@hotmail.com Thank you!!

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  68. I would like to purchase the stencils! Please email me at kenyonnorman@aol.com
    Thank you so much and thank you for sharing your creativity!
    Kenyon Quatrino

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  69. Hi, what a great idea!! i would love to purchase the stencils. Does it include all of the words for the board?? And also, what color green did you use to spray paint? Thanks in advance, it's a great idea!! Please email me at mcgjon@aol.com

    Kerry

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  70. Lindsey,
    Absolutely love this for my boy's room in our new home! Are you still making these and if so where in Texas are you located? I live in the Houston area but have grandparents in Dallas too. What would be the cost if I picked it up instead of having it shipped. Please email me at yolliej@hotmail.com.
    Thanks

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  71. Hi!
    I love this and plan to create one a bit smaller for my son's room. Are you still making stencils? My email is serenamwest@gmail.com. Thanks!
    Serena

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  72. Hi I would like to purchase the stencils. You email me @ steph.graham41@yahoo.com. Also, what color of spray paint did you use?
    Thank you!

    Stephanie

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  73. Hi - I would love to purchase the stencils! We are redoing my son's room into a sports theme and this would be a perfect addition. Thank you! Email me at wendy.thornell@sbcglobal.net

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  74. Hi, I am interested in purchasing the stencils. Please email me at nancy60004@comcast.net. Thanks so much!! Nancy

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  75. Hi. I would like to purchase the stencils. Please email me at lowerywl@att.net. Thank you.

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  76. Hi! I would love to purchase a set of your stencils! Please E-Mail me at ktcabral@live.com. Thank you!!

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  77. I love this scoreboard! I would love to purchase the stencils. Please email me at rjweidn@hotmail.com. Thanks!

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  78. HI LINDSEY!! LOVE YOUR SCOREBOARD...YOU SAY LETTERS ARE 5 INCHES TALL HOW WIDE ARE THEY THOUGH??
    -PRISCILLA

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  79. HI LINDSEY!! LOVE YOUR SCOREBOARD...YOU SAY LETTERS ARE 5 INCHES TALL HOW WIDE ARE THEY THOUGH??
    -PRISCILLA

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  80. Hello! Great project!! Are the stencils still available for purchase? Does that include the personalized field name? My email is gdevisser@yahoo.com. Thank you!
    Gretchen

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    1. I apologize for not seeing this comment sooner. That's terrible!! I am doing stencils still if you happen to still be interested. I'll send you an email too!
      Lindsay

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  81. I would love to place a custom order? How do I do that?

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    1. Send me an email at lindzut@yahoo.com and we can make arrangements! :)
      Lindsay

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  82. May I please order the stencils???
    I have been trying to finish this project forever and cannot get the lettering right. My email is vpmiddaugh@gmail.com

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  83. Are you still making these? I'm interested in ordering one. Please email me at Bwarren7@hotmail.com. Thanks

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  84. I would actually like to get the stencils. I just got the rest of the supplies. Can you please email me at Bwarren7@hotmail.com? Thank you

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  85. I would love to get the stencils as well. Can you email me at kc.frantzich@yahoo.com

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  86. Hi Lindsay,

    I'm very interested in purchasing the stencils from you to make a similar vintage scoreboard for my daughter's playroom. Could you email me at amchale11@hotmail.com? Thanks so much!

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  87. Hello Lindsay,
    Are you still selling the stencils? I would like to order those from you if so. Can you please email me at yolliej@hotmail.com?

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  88. Hi Lindsay! I would love to order the stencils! I have loved this since I first saw it in PotteryBarn! My email is jerilynnweisshaar@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  89. I'm very interested in ordering the stencils as well, if you are still selling them! My email is: elizabethbrown18@hotmail.com
    Thanks!

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  90. Hi, I would also like to order the stencils, my email is kerri21381@verizon.net. Thanks

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  91. Lindsey I would love to order stencils for the scoreboard. Are they available to purchase. My email is kingbart24@yahoo.com. thanks

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  92. Lindsay, I would love to order stencils if you still do them. My email address is deb0311@yahoo.com
    Thank you,
    Debbie

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  93. What are the dimensions for the score pieces? 2 by .....?

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  94. I'm interested in getting some templates made can you email me at coachp925@gmail.com

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  95. I am interested in purchasing the stencils, is this something you still offer? My email is jackiemarra15@yahoo.com. Thank you!

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    1. I'll send you an email Jackie!

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    2. I also am interested in the stencils. Can you please email me at illinifan0336@yahoo.com

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    3. Me too please! Shannon
      Shangirl7@gmail.com

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  96. Often I use vinyl but because your stencils are taped it appears you used something else. What type of material did you use for your stencils?

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    1. Could i please order the stencils. Thank you! Shangirl7@gmail.com

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  97. I am interested in the stencils. Could you email me at benzickafoose@yahoo.com

    Thanks! Cool project!

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  98. I am in the process of making one of these and would like to order the stencils. I have sent emails to both but have not received a response. Do you by chance have a different email? thanks much!

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    1. Have they replied back to you yet? Im also interested and heard nothing back when i emailed them. Thanks

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    2. Have they replied back to you yet? Im also interested and heard nothing back when i emailed them. Thanks

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  99. I also sent an email about the stencils and heard nothing back. I would really like to order them as well. Please let me know if you hear anything. My email is shangirl7@gmail.com thanks

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