My Valentine's Day project started out with the purchase of this little wooden box with heart cutout and a cutting board. The box has a rusty metal insert behind the heart cutout.
I removed the handle on the box and taped around the edges of the heart prior to painting. I painted both pieces with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. I distressed both pieces with 100 grit sandpaper and then screwed the box to the cutting board. I also stenciled the word love above the handle cutout with the Inspiration Stencil from Home Depot.
I usually don't care for heart cutouts much but for a Valentine's Day Project I made an exception. I sealed the pieces with Varathane Water Based Matte Poly.
The little display box works well for red faux tulips or maybe even filled with heart shaped red lollipops on the counter.
I never pass up a cheap cutting board! So many possibilities...