Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

For the last couple of weeks, I've been going through my storage cabinets where I have my Etsy shop inventory stored. I am shocked at how much stuff I have in those cabinets that I have never even listed!!😲

I've also had this month's Thrifty Chicks challenge in the back of my mind... mulling it over... and as I was going through those inventory cupboards I came across a vintage cutting board!

Perfect timing because today I am joining my fellow Thrifty Chicks for this month's cutting board challenge!

I just love these monthly challenges, they are one of my favorite times of the month!

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover
I can't wait to see what my friends have done with their cutting boards and I know Lora has something a little different for us 😉 so stay tuned to the end to see!

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Here is that cutting board I found buried in the recesses of the Etsy shop inventory!

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

I thought about painting it or covering up the images somehow but I just couldn't... I think they are kinda sweet!

But then I had a thought... it involved these other supplies, a piece of thin scrap wood and an old necklace hanger that used to be inside an old jewelry box.

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

First I sanded the cutting board... I even sanded over the images (but very lightly) just enough to remove the old yellowed finish.

Then I picked out this red that coordinates with the colors in the images.

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

I used the red to paint the edges of the cutting board.

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

It's looking better already I think!

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

The images on the cutting board are cute but it kind of bugged me how they appeared to be just slapped on there and floating in space, you know?!

I decided that they needed little shelves to sit on!

So, I cut small strips from the wood scrap.

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

And I picked out this green color that also compliments the images.

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

I painted the new little shelves green.

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

And glued them where I wanted them on the cutting board but they looked a little lonely so I made some little shelf brackets!

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

I left them their natural color for a little interest.

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

Now, what did I do with that necklace hanger?? Well, first it cut it down a little bit.

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

And I painted it red.

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

Then added it to the edge of the bottom shelf!!

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

Eeeee! What do you think?!

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

I LOVE how the images now appear to be sitting on a shelf or hanging from the bottom of the shelf!!

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

What do you think you would put on the shelves?

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

Vintage Cutting Board Makeover

Now, let's check out what the other ladies have come up with!

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Vintage Cutting Board Makeover