I take the cutting board home and wash it really well with hot soapy water and a little bleach and then I run it thru the dishwasher. Afterwards I'll lay it outside in the sun to dry really good for a day or 2. Then I take my electric sander and sand down the entire board, removing years of use, cuts, gouges, and ugly paint jobs, giving it a nice, clean finish.
I'll have Chablis make me some stencils on her Cricut machine and outline whatever I want with a pencil. I heat up my wood burning tool and start burning. The ugly painted board with the fruit on it turned out to have some beautiful wood underneath with a couple of pretty natural stains. I washed it down really good again and let it dry, added a piece of twine to hang it and here it is. It looks like brand new....
The new bird cutting board is now hanging at the lake house with the other board I did last week. Now I'm on the lookout for a slightly smaller board to complete a set of three to hang and use.
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Very nice. I wouldn't have thought to "refinish" a cutting board. I did paint a plain pig one of my grandmother's years ago.ReplyDelete
Do you use it now? It's nice that it was your grandmothers and you still have it.Delete
Yes, it's hanging in my kitchen.Delete
Love it!! Great job Kim!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Cheri. A shell shaped one would look nice at your Florida house!Delete
Love your newest cutting board. And you even "put a bird on it." (If you watch the tv show "Portlandia" my comment will make more sense.)ReplyDelete
I love this idea! I've never thought of running one through the dishwasher...great for getting it thoroughly clean! Enjoy your afternoon sweet friend! Hugs!ReplyDelete