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!


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


  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

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

  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.

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

  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 yours boards! Hugs to your sweet friend!

  6. Love these boards - what a great shortcut.

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


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

    Happy weekend to you! Hugs!

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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

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

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

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

  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!

  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

  24. I saw what Kim did with her cutting boards and I love what you did with yours! Now I will have to hunt around and see if I can find a cutting board to decorate, you have inspired me!

  25. Hi, AnnMarie. I am coming again to tell you that if you want to participate to my birthday candy, please visit my blog again and leave a comment under the post "Birthday candy". Kisses, my friend.

  26. Pinned this post, because it's so neat and my theme for the month is gratitude. Saw you at You're the Star so congrats on being featured this week. My share is Tips to Boost Gratitude Today! Wishing you a fabulous holiday. Nancy Andres @


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