Cutting board chalkboard wall decor
Jul 082015
 

During one of my recent trips to the local thrift store, I picked up an old cutting board. I picked it up not entirely sure what I would make with it. I knew I loved the cool shape of this cutting board. I loved that it was wood, and I also loved that it had a small hole near the top so that it can hang on a wall with some twine.

Here is what it looked like when I got it!

Cutting board chalkboard wall art

Cutting board chalkboard wall art

And here is how I transformed it:

Cutting board chalkboard wall art {A thrift store transformation}

Cutting board chalkboard wall art

Cutting board chalkboard wall art


I flipped it over, because one side had an inset piece of tile, but the other side was plain wood! First, I painted it with some custom green chalkboard paint. It is so simple to make your own chalkboard paint. I wanted to use green because I would hang it in my kitchen, and there’s a lot of green in there already. To make your own custom-color chalkboard paint, check out my post: DIY Custom Color Chalkboard Paint. After I painted it, I let it dry for a good 5-6 hours!

Cutting board chalkboard wall art

Cutting board chalkboard wall art


Next, I primed the surface of the chalkboard. This means I took some chalk and drew all over the board with the chalk and then wiped it all away. This got the surface primed and ready to accept chalk drawings!
Cutting board chalkboard wall art

Cutting board chalkboard wall art


Finally, I took my trusty chalk marker, and drew on it. I wrote “the kitchen is the heart of the home.”
Cutting board chalkboard wall art

Cutting board chalkboard wall art


I also inserted some twine rope into the hole at the top and hung it from a nail right next to the stove!
Cutting board chalkboard wall art

Cutting board chalkboard wall art


Doesn’t it look great? I’m loving that I can customize the saying based on the season or holiday!
Cutting board chalkboard wall art

Cutting board chalkboard wall art







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12 Responses to “Cutting board chalkboard wall decor”

  1. Great idea and I love the colour you choose for the chalkboard!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

    • EngineerMommy

      Thanks. That green is the exact color of an accent wall in the dining room! Thanks for stopping by, Catherine!

  2. Aww! I totally love this idea!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  3. Cute sign! And true words. :)

  4. Loved this and how it came out. Thanks for sharing & giving me a great idea!

  5. What a darling idea. I’d have never thought of that, but now all I can think about are the various colors and sayings that could be used. Thanks for feeding my creativity!

    • EngineerMommy

      I’m the same way… once I get inspired to try something, that is ALL I can think about! :)

      Thanks for stopping by, Pattie!

  6. Great upcycle! Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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