Monday, January 18, 2016

Thrifted Cutting Boards Turned into Farmhouse Decor

Whenever I'm out at thrift stores, estate sales or flea markets 
I always seem to gravitate toward cutting boards.

There are so many ways that you can update or repurpose them.
I've either painted or just updated them in the past, 
but kept the original shape of the cutting board.

This time I decided to change the shape.

I started out with two chunky cutting boards that I picked up at a thrift store.

I removed the feet and the metal handles.

Then I measured and drew a design on the boards 
so that I could cut them into a different shape.

I used a band saw to cut out the new shape and 
then used a drill press to drill a hole in the top of each board.

I sanded the cut edges to smooth them out and give them a slightly rounded over feel
and then gave them a good scrubbing.

Lastly, I added a piece of jute twine to each board.
I love the new look.

They have a timeworn, aged feel already because they are used
and have plenty of cut marks in them.

The possibilities are endless with the shapes that you can make.

Here's another cutting board that I cut into a new shape.

This board became a little piggy.

To create a pig pattern,
I found a picture of a pig cutting board online 
and then drew it larger onto a piece of paper.

I cut out my pattern and traced the pig shape onto the cutting board.

Again, using a band saw, I cut out the little pig 
and used the drill press to drill a hole in his tail.

I love this one too. 

If you'd like to see a couple of the other cutting board projects that I've done
 that do not require power tools click here and here.

These fun cutting boards are available in my Etsy shop here.

Have you repurposed a cutting board or
do you have a collection of them on display in your home?

I have a few that I use and a few that I have for display on a counter in our cabin.

'til next time,
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  1. OMG what a brilliant idea, so darn creative!

  2. super cute cutting boards Adina! A band saw is a tool I don't own... no room for it in the shop.



    1. Thank you Gail! It's my husbands band saw, my shop is too small for power tools :)

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  4. Awesome, I love these and am sharing them on Facebook. Thanks for linking up to The Talk of the Town party!

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  6. Wow! You are so creative! I love the cutting boards, the pig especially!

  7. I have been collecting old cutting boards but never thought to make my own. Probably good that I don't because I don't know a thing about using a saw! I just love the is such a cute design of a pig. Just visited your Etsy shop and LOVE it too!

    1. Thank you so much AnnMarie! I just checked out your Etsy shop too. So many cute items. My husband is very patient when it comes to teaching and helping me with his power tools. ;)

  8. Love these!! 💜

    Happy Thursday...

  9. Thank you Sherri! Send us some warmth. We're waiting on a big ice/snow system to move through. :)

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