Whenever possible, I try to make a practical household item also function as a decorative household item. So when I needed a new cutting board, I set out to make sure it was decorative as well as functional. I used a method similar to last week’s DIY glass platter to decorate the cutting board.
I started with this two sided glass cutting board I picked up from Wal-mart for $6.96. The board is smooth on one side and textured on the other. I added all of the embellishments to the smooth side only. Therefore, I plan to only use the textured side for cutting purposes.
I printed a quote in mirror image and taped it to the top (textured side) of the board. I then flipped it over to the underside (smooth side)and used a small paintbrush dipped in gold leaf adhesive to trace the quote onto the underside of the board.
After the adhesive was tacky I then applied the gold leaf over the traced quote and brushed away the excess gold leaf. I used another small paintbrush to apply sealer to the gold leaf.
I then used my inkjet printer to print some flourishes onto the clear adhesive vinyl sheet.
I then applied the vinyl to the underside of the cutting board and lightly sprayed a clear sealer to the entire underside of the board. To keep from ruining the embellishments, I will hand wash the board without fully immersing it. Now I have a decorative as well as practical kitchen countertop item.
I am linking up to Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage.