Thursday, September 28, 2017

Easy Vintage Cutting Board Signs

Every once in a while I get the urge to create and craft something new. I make two or three of my new craft and then I am satisfied.

I visit a lot of blogs that have a lot of great ideas.

Kim at  Exquisitely Unremarkable  inspired me recently with her thrift store cutting board makeover.


Her method seemed like cheating to me but I got over that quickly :-)

The $1 Tree near me has a great variety of wall decals with some pretty great sayings on them....for a dollar each.

I had been collecting old/vintage cutting boards for awhile and I already have an assortment of paints and brushes to use.


For the first one I painted the wood with Home Décor chalk paint in Parisian Gray, distressed it a little with my sanding sponge and then just laid the sticker on.Two coats of decoupage and it was done.


The second one was just as easy. I used 2 coats of the same brand chalk paint in Sheepskin and decided to distress this one a little more vigorously. I laid the sticker on, painted two coats of decoupage and done.




I did add a saw tooth hanger on the back of this one. These are all great for leaning on a countertop, cupboard or bench but in case there's wall space, it looks great hung up too. This one is already tagged to go in my new booth. More on that in a future post!


On the third one, which is actually a pizza board, I used two coats of Folk Art milk paint in white and wiped it down on the edges with a wet cloth. I positioned the sticker and then coated with decoupage. This one already has a cord to hang.


I only painted the fronts of each board, leaving the backs in their original condition.


I am happy with how they all turned out and I hope they will add some personality to my booth.


If you like easy, quick makeovers or want to try a new craft, you must visit Kim. She has lots of great ideas and she is all about quick and easy!


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I have to put a shout out in here for my sweet blogging friend Diana whose first blog is Nana Diana Takes A Break. Lots of fun stuff going on there!
She just announced her new blog and Etsy shop shop this week. Her blog is A Cottage On The Cove and her Etsy shop name is Cottage On The Cove.
She has a giveaway going on....something about an old crone :-)
Stop over and visit!

AnnMarie xoxo


I am linking up with these blog parties:

Tuesdays With a Twist
Share Your Cup
Vintage Charm Party
No Rules Weekend Blog Party
Best of the Weekend
Anything Goes Pink Saturday
Cooking & Crafting with J & J
Dishing It & Digging It
Talk of the Town
You're The Star Blog Hop
Over The Moon Link Party

23 comments :

  1. Girl, I am so going to do this! This looks easy enough for me and I am all about easy these days. Love it! I visited Kim as well and now I am her new friend. Love seeing what others do. Thanks Ann Marie. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  2. Ann Marie, I love how the boards turned out. Very clever. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. Those all turned out very nice! That's a great idea to use wall decals. It's much easier than painting on a saying.

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  4. These look just fabulous! You are so inspiring. I might have to try my hand at that one!

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  5. AnnMarie, they are amazing and you just totally made my day!! ❤️ I share my crafts in the hopes that others will find inspiration and perhaps give them a try. I want people to know that it's easy to craft and there are ways to cheat and still get gorgeous results...like yours boards! Hugs to your sweet friend!

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  6. Love these boards - what a great shortcut.

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  7. These turned out great Ann Marie, and aren't you sweet to give a shout out to both Kim and Diana!

    xxx

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  8. Oooh, these are absolutely gorgeous, my friend! I love each one!

    Happy weekend to you! Hugs!

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  9. So clever and very sweet, AnnMarie! Love them! Hope your weekend is wonderful. xo Karen

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  10. I saw the cutting boards that Kim made and I love them. I really love how yours came out too AnneMarie. It's so nice how we inspire each other with crafts and recipes. Take care and have a nice weekend.
    Julie

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  11. Wow AnnMarie! Super! What a clever idea! I love your cutting boards. They turned out beautiful! Kisses, my friend.

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  12. This is a sweet project, AnnMarie, and I like that you went for positive, inspirational messages. Happy Sunday.
    Amalia
    xo

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  13. These turned out so cute, AnnMarie! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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  14. I love all your boards, AnnMarie. Love all the sentiments, so inspirational!

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  15. Those are wonderful! Kim really is inspiring and I know it made her smile to see you follow one of her examples. Now you've inspired more people!

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  16. They turned out great! I love the inspiring messages you added in beautiful lettering. xx

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  17. I love these boards you decorated AnnMarie. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.

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  18. I love these, AnnMarie! Love all the wonderful quotes, too. I will have to stop over to Kim's blog and Diana's, too. xx K

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  19. These are fabulous, AnnMarie! They will probably sell fast in your booth!

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  20. They are all very cute Ann Marie! I love that they are decorative, but still useful. thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  21. Hi AnnMarie, LOVE your project!! These cutting board signs are wonderful. They won't last long in your shop!! Happy Thursday! xo

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  22. I usually don't feature the same blogger two weeks in a row, but these are so cute, AnnMarie, I can't help myself! Your cuttings boards will be featured at tonight's Best of the Weekend party!

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  23. Your cutting board signs turned out so cute! When Kim shared her post, I told her I'd bought the same "grateful" decal and it was in my to-do-project pile. Mine is a slightly different and I'll be sharing it tomorrow ;) Hugs, Cecilia

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