Cutting Board Makeover (Video)


Transform plain wood cutting boards into beautiful vintage-inspired kitchen decor in less than 30 minutes. Distressing techniques include beating up the wood with a hammer, followed by stain (or danish oil). Ink transfer paper and mesh stencils from A Maker’s Studio.

Making your own kitchen decor is a quick and rewarding project (see my vintage tea towels and mug projects), but now my focus is using cutting board displays as pretty decor.

Some boards are just a bit too new for my current tastes, so I gave them a vintage treatment using A Maker’s Studio products, and they look amazing now.

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Transforming cutting boards (video)

Do you have a pretty wall display featuring cutting boards? I’d love to be inspired by YOUR projects!

Thanks for watching, and if you’re inspired to try this project, please share a photo of your farmhouse style kitchen decor in the comments below!

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  1. Looks gorgeous! Would the cutting boards still be food safe or are does this relegate them for decor use only?

    1. Just for decoration but a reader had a great idea – just flip them over for a food safe option!

  2. I so love this idea, Jeanette! It gives a very European-inspired, antique look! Thanks for helping with affordable, yet beautiful small gift ideas!

    1. Thank you, it was a fun experiment. And a super inexpensive, thoughtful hostess gift!

    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed it :)

  3. Love this post on cutting boards! I’ve not seen any post like this. Definitely want to try this out!