Buffalo Check Your Valentine's Day Decor

My latest project begins with two unlikely thrifted items, a cutting board and a coaster container.  (No coasters included).

I am not 100% positive that the item on the right is a cutting board.  I have run across these before.  They appear to be cutting boards but it seems like they have been poly-ed or varnished and have a shine.

The wooden coaster container with the ceramic duck on top was 25 cents.  Both items were under $1.

I chose to remove the duck, so I placed a hot blow dryer on the duck until the glue loosened up enough to pry it off.

Next I painted both the cutting board and coaster holder with two coats of  Chalked Paint in Chiffon Cream.

I like Rustoleum Chalked Paint.  It is a cheaper version of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

Next I stenciled "love" on the oval indented portion of the coaster holder (where the duck was) with Momenta Alphabets and Numbers Adhesive Stencil and black Ceramcoat acrylic craft paint.

I had to crowd the letters a bit to get them to fit.


I stenciled the cutting board with *Old Sign Stencils buffalo check stencil on a diagonal with Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Rouge.

When I am stenciling on a smaller piece, I prefer to use the buffalo check stencil on a diagonal.

Next, I sanded both pieces with 220 grit sandpaper, particularly on the edges.

I attached the coaster holder to the cutting board with wood screws from the back and added a sawtooth hanger and 1/2" chicken wire to the hole with staples. 1/2" is perfect for small projects.

I sealed my project with Deco Art Creme Wax.  I had some on hand.  It is water based brush on wax.

Buffalo Check Your Valentine's Day Decor
So my project can hang on a wall.

Buffalo Check Your Valentine's Day Decor
My project can hold faux florals or paper Valentines too.

Buffalo Check Your Valentine's Day Decor
It can also sit on a counter or shelf.

Buffalo Check Your Valentine's Day Decor
You can buffalo check any HOLIDAY!
*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.


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7 comments

  1. That is so cute Carlene! I never would of thought to pair them together like that. I know I have at least one coaster holder it my thrift stash. Thanks for sharing another fun project.

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  2. That is just too cute...the marriage of 2 objects I wouldn’t think of putting together in a million years!

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  3. SCHWWWWEEEEETTT! Carlene, this is so creative, adorable, pretty and clever. I love that you added the chicken wire, it adds such a homey touch.
    ` ChristinA in SW FL

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  4. Very cute and clever. Nicely done.

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  5. Amazing how you come up with such cute and simple ideas that look fabulous!

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  6. You have such amazingly cute and simple ideas that make such an impact! Love this!

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