DIY Vintage Style Cutting Board

You guys! This weather has me all sorts of annoyed. We have had like 3 days of sunshine in the past 3 months. The storms just keep rolling in and ruining my plans for my patio. I have all the stuff to redo it, took my old table apart (sadly), have mostly everything prepped...and yet it sits like an empty square with no love. haha. Anyway. Hopefully I'll be able to share something in the next week. Fingers crossed! 

Until then, I have been meaning to share with the tutorial on how to make your very own vintage style cutting board...for practically free. Well, at least for me. I have a slew of unused scrap wood just waiting to be used on projects like this. 

Here's how I did me, it's so easy and only uses one basic power tool (besides your drill) :)

Grab a 1x12 piece of wood and roughly sketch the top of what you want your cutting board to look like. Try to make it symmetrical. If you aren't good at sketching and have a cutting board you already love, us that and trace over it adjusting your lines as you need. 
 Using a jigsaw, cut along the lines. And yes, this is when mine resembled a pumpkin. Don't worry, I make sure to remember it every time I look at it. haha. 
 The board is gong to be pretty rough, so go through and sand the edges.
 Since this is for pure decoration and not food-grade, I stained mine with Minwax Dark Walnut.
 I then placed a piece of painters tape about 2 inches down from the handle and painted the top portion with a white craft paint.
 I drilled a hole in the middle and strung a little piece of jute. 
Done! Seriously like a 15 minute project. 

I have a slight obsession with cutting boards that I have had to cure. I have no place to put anymore no matter how much I want to stuff another one somewhere. I think I am reaching hoarder status over here with some of my stuff. No but for should see my basement :/ Or no...probably not, I wouldn't let you :)

I just love the instant farmhouse and vintage charm cutting boards add to a dining room or kitchen. You can easily add some fun vintage designs on them too, or a little mending plate for charm. These one's I actually bought, but you can easily duplicate the look on your own now that you know how to make one! :)

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happy DIYing! Alicia