I had a sudden realization while setting the table for yesterday’s post (Highlights of Green Tablescape).
I’d skipped telling you about transforming this cutting board into something fun, with a French flair. It was such an easy project, too!
Pinkie promise, I didn’t hide it from you. There was no ill intent…just slipped my 50+ mind. Forgive me?
I painted this cutting board last summer. It was part of my feature picture for my post on tackling tasks in a timely way.
Ahem…shall we please not talk about my un-timely way of publishing project posts?
Here’s the board when Painter Artist Mom (PAM) first gave it to me.
She encouraged me to paint over the bride. I hated covering over PAM’s meticulous labor with a few sloppy swaths of paint! But she was sure she wanted me to do it. So, on went two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White.
After printing several French graphics from The Graphics Fairy, I placed graphics on each painted item to decide what looked best.
I changed my mind about the graphic for this board – because I’m a woman, and that’s what we do. 😉
That particular label was used for another Kitchen Stool Redoux – Yes, Again! (See? Changing my mind is a life pattern. I am woman, hear my roar…)
I took French in high school, but I only remember a few words like
oui, bonjour, au revoir…easy stuff.
The label says Patisserie & Confiserie, which sounds like a bakery (but I wasn’t completely sure), and it had my favorite royal bee.
Remember when Biscuit Maker Daughter (daughter of our farming friends) came over to teach me to make biscuits (Baker, Baker, Biscuit Maker)? That was so fun! See the board and rolling-pin on the counter?
I was all set to tell you about the board last August. And then…I forgot.
After trimming around the picture, I spread Mod Podge over the board, centered the label, and then spread Mod Podge over the top of the print. I later added a water-diluted layer of coffee-colored paint just on the print part for an aged look.
I guess I need to say, you wouldn’t want to cut on the board. It’s just for display, which gets a lot of mileage around here.
I also painted a lazy susan from Wal-Mart and gave it a French label that day. A little paint, some free labels, and Mod Podge can transform lots of things!
Do any of these projects get your wheels turning? I hope I’ve inspired you in some way today. Maybe for a weekend project?
Happy Friday, y’all! 🙂
I’m linking this post with Metamorphosis Monday.