Buffalo Check Your Valentine's Day Decor

February 10, 2018
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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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  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.

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

  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

  4. Very cute and clever. Nicely done.

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

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


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