I am not sure of the original use for this board. I purchased it at the thrift shop for 59 cents. It has a shiny polyurethane coating so I don't think it was a cutting board. It also had a leather string.
This will be my first project in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Duck Egg Blue". I painted the board with two coats.
I purchased this fluted zinc "Norah" vase at a local floral shop. It was only $3.50. I love the rustic finish.
I screwed the metal can onto my board.
Then I wet distressed my duck egg blue paint with a paper towel and a Dawn scrubber. When it was dry I applied clear wax with a wax brush.
Then I hung my project on the wall and proceeded to decorate it. First for Easter, with pink floral buds, a vintage rabbit cookie cutter and a brown tag that I stamped with a bunny silhouette. The tag is tied on through the hole with jute.
And after Easter, if you want to use the holder year round, you can add a pot of herbs and a stamped "HERB" tag.
Easy, cheap and fun decorating with thrift shop finds!