Eat, Drink and Be Thankful

Updated: Apr 13, 2019


I picked up this cutting board a couple of years ago. In my quest to finish old projects before I buy new things for projects, I tackled this today. I found it at a church rummage sale. It was the bargain basement price of $1. Perfect! It is pretty large—about 18 inches high.


It has a great patina. Lots of cuts on the board.


Can't beat the price!


I used my Silhouette Cameo 3 to create the stencil for this project. I originally was just going to put "eat" on this, but I found the eat, drink and be thankful art and added the flourishes to it.



This is the vinyl stencil. I played around with placement on the board before peeling back the adhesive.



I burnished the stencil to the wood.


I used Folk Art Chalk Paint in Vintage Mustard to paint the stencil.



I have used this color before and knew it would take two coats to get the depth of color I wanted.


When the paint was completely dry, I peeled off the vinyl. The vinyl allows for really crisp lines. I was really pleased with this, but...


the wood had such a nice patina, I used some sandpaper to distress the paint.


It is distressed just enough to match the cuts in the wood.


To finish it, I used Rust-oleum Chalked Matte Clear protective topcoat.



I was really happy with the way this turned out. Obviously this can never be used as a cutting board again, but I think it is beautiful decor for any dining room or kitchen.

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