Hello! Happy July (already?!?)! It’s Katie from View From The Fridge back with a fun and thrifty project today … A Monogram Cutting Board.
Looking back through my pins, apparently I’m drawn to decorating with cutting boards in the kitchen! Take a look at some of these great ideas I had come across in the past:
When ‘browsing’ Goodwill last week, I came across a plain ol’ cutting board for $1.99!
Side note here: I say ‘browsing’, but really, with three kids in tow, it was more like a quick perusal of the aisles, while bribing my two older boys to be good (probably with a promise of a treat), while bouncing up and down trying to keep Ben happy in the Baby Bjorn, all the while knowing at any second we may have to make a mad dash for the exit (possibly with 3 screaming boys). Relaxing, eh?
While I had not set out to find a cutting board to repurpose, when I had spotted this one … all those pins above popped back into my mind! An easy, simple, do-able project started forming in my head! Hooray!
While I would probably never buy a used cutting board at Goodwill to use as a cutting board (just not sure how to clean and sanitize it properly), it was the perfect size and shape to hang on the side of our kitchen cabinet as a fun piece of art! Now … for the makeover!
I decided to go with a color blocked look and a monogram.
Here’s what I used for the project:
- Cutting board (obviously)
- Drill and 1/4″ bit if your board doesn’t have a hole
- Grey spray paint
- White craft paint
- ‘S’ stencil
- Stenciling brush
- Embellishments (use whatever you like, here’s what I used): floral wire to add a little something to the handle and a ribbon to hang it!
- First, I drilled a 1/4″ hole in the top of the handle so I could add a ribbon to hang the board.
- Next, I taped off a diagonal line with painters tape and covered the top portion of the board with a plastic bag.
- Using the grey spray paint, I painted the bottom portion of the board with one coat of grey paint.
- I let that dry overnight, and then applied my ‘S’ stencil with white craft paint and a stenciling brush.
When stenciling, I always tape the bristles of my brush to prevent stray bristles from getting under the stencil:
I then apply the paint to the board with a pounding motion (rather than traditional side to side brush strokes). This helps keep the paint inside the lines and prevents it from creeping under the stencil.
- To add a little interest, I wrapped the handle with floral wire that I found in my ‘random supplies’ craft stash (you can find in the floral aisle of a craft store). Wrapping the handle with leather lacing would also be super cute!
- I threaded some black ribbon through the hole, tied a bow, and hung it up!
Perfect for the side of our kitchen cabinet:
Thanks so much for having me here today! I’ll be back next month, but I’d love for you to stop on over and say hello at View From The Fridge!