Another Thrift Shop Cutting Board Up-cycle - 3 Ways

October 29, 2016

My love affair with cutting/bread boards continues! I buy them at thrift shops and garage sales all the time.  Here is my latest one.

In addition to the cutting board, I purchased this metal wall pocket at the thrift store too.

I painted the wall pocket with two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.

I wet distressed the wall pocket with a damp rag, and then waxed it with ASCP clear wax.

Up-cycled Thrift Shop Christmas Cutting Board
Next, I screwed the wall pocket from the front at the top and near the opening to the cutting board with two screws.  I then filled the wall pocket with faux Christmas greenery and red berries.  The metal star is attached with a magnet.  Here is cutting board/wall pocket view number one!

View of the attaching screws.

Up-cycled Thrift Shop Cutting Board
In view number two, I removed the magnetic star and the Christmas greenery and added vintage kitchen utensils.  This view would work year round.

Up-cycled Thrift Shop Cutting Board
And in view three the wall pocket is filled with vintage cookbooks.  A old photo is attached to the front of the wall pocket with a magnet.  This way will also work year round.

  This makeover was very easy, and the end result is a fun piece for a farmhouse kitchen.

Thanks for checking out my latest cutting board project!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Well, this is just adorable! And way to get a little Christmas action going in October! Inspired...

  2. This is a fun idea, could use it so many ways!

  3. Simply adforable and fun. Thanks for the inspiration, Carlene.


  4. Absolutely love these ideas! I especially like the one with the star and greenery.

    Happy Halloween!

  5. Carlene thats a wonderful up-cycle

  6. Carlene~I ALWAYS enjoy seeing I have a new email from Organized Clutter. You amaze me, I'm trying to have that great eye for finds like you do. Great Job Again.

  7. When I got your email that said cutting board, I had to run over and look. I love my boards too. This idea is so sweet, Carlene. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Always love your posts! Thanks for the inspirational ideas.

  9. adorable! I could use one of these in the kitchen for mail!

  10. Hi Carlene! What a wonderful idea - so clever. Jane

  11. This is precious. What a great upcycle. I love it with the Christmas greens tucked in.

  12. What a cute upcycle, Carlene - I really love the one styled for Christmas!

  13. Carlene--you are SO creative! I love your posts.

  14. I love how you combined the two pieces to make one whole that looks like they started out that way! Can't decide which look I like the best! How ever did you think of this???


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