It was one of those projects that started with good intentions – a little love for an old cutting board. But the DIY took a few twists and turns along the way. First the story of the DIY with an unhappy ending, and then we will learn how to clean and care for your cutting board. When life hands you lemons…

It was one of those projects that started with good intentions - a little love for an old cutting board. But the DIY took a few twists and turns along the way. First the story of the DIY with an unhappy ending, and then we will learn how to clean and care for your cutting board. When life hands you lemons...

 

I found this while out antiquing with Hubby. Yes, that is what we do!   It’s an old, wooden cutting board that spins to hold knives on the other side.

 

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I had some leftover chalk paint from Serendipity House. I love their Botanics Paint because they are environmentally friendly.

 

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While painting, I chipped off a spot right at the nail.  My goal was to sell this piece as part of the Fortitude Collection, but even with Hubby fixing it up for me, it was too damaged to sell.  Not to mention, a spinning cutting board is pretty dangerous.  Oh well… I can still share the DIY with you so not all is lost!

 

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After Hubby glued the chip back in place, I sanded it down to give it a distressed look.

 

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I didn’t paint the cutting board side, but it did need some TLC.

 

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Clean & Care

First, to clean a wooden cutting board, squeeze some fresh lemon, and scrub with salt.  Seriously, it’s that easy!

 

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Then, to care for it, you can use coconut oil as a top coating.

 

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This is what it looks like with knives in it.

 

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Seriously… whoever thought of this wasn’t really thinking this through.  Can you imagine cutting something on a spinning cutting board?

 

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I mean, it was a good idea in theory.  But for someone as clumsy as I am… very bad in execution!

 

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The moral of the story… when life hands you lemons, use them to clean your cutting board.

 

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Connect and Share

I have to ask – has anyone ever seen a cutting board like this before?

Love, hugs, and cutting lemons.

hollysig

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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