Country Kitchen Cutting Board
May 17, 2022
What is your kitchen decor style? Do you happen to have a farmhouse kitchen vibe in your cooking space? Hi, Maureen here today - and I have the cutest project for those farmhouse decor needs you may have. I'm using the new shiplap items from Clear Scraps, and they are adorable!!
I've chosen the Large Cutting Board Shiplap wood item today, as this will be really fun to display on a wall or against my counter top area. I'm also going to be working with the really fun shiplap shapes, and I've picked the Small Chicken Shiplap Shape too!
I started with a base coat of gray acrylic paint - this is actually sanded down, and a second coat was applied to the front of the board.
From there, I've traced some checkerboard print paper and cut it out to cover the 2nd strip of wood on the cutting board. I've applied it with tacky glue, but another option would be to use decoupage also.
Now, when you think of chickens, you might just think of chicken wire! I didn't want to buy real wire just for one project, but I searched and found this mesh silver ribbon that looks just like chicken wire. It will be fun to use for other projects down the road too! This is applied at the top and bottom of the checkerboard paper with tacky glue.
My next step was to give our Small Chicken Shiplap Shape a makeover - in a pretty yellow color! I've base painted the chicken in an acrylic paint, then sanded it, and coated it again.
To assemble my display, I added a small green wreath to the board as a backdrop for the chicken shape. To attach the wreath, I threaded the looped hanger through a checkerboard ribbon and tied it to the cutting board handle at the top.
I added some final ribbon trim, both at the bottom of the board in black, and also a bit more of the chicken wire-esque ribbon to the top, along with some yellow too.
My board is great as a display against my backsplash in the kitchen, but would also do well on the wall too. I really love the simple design, and the pop of color it provides the room. How would you display a project like this?
If you give this project a try, I hope you enjoy deciding on a color scheme! A red or even blue color would do great as well. Thanks for your time today - see you next time!
Additional supplies: acrylic paint, assorted ribbon (chicken wire ribbon from Joanns), scrapbook paper, faux green wreath
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