Up-Cycled Cutting Board

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I came across an old garage sale find and started thinking of what I could do with it and then it came to me! I have my necklaces just hanging on different things in my room and I thought I could make this into something I could use everyday! I wanted to just use whatever I had laying around the house, didn't want to have to go out to gather any supplies. Off on a hunt I go!
Here is an old garage sale find that I wanted to up-cycle. I gathered the mediums I wanted to use. Since this is wood my favorite medium to use it Unicorn SPiT.
The colors I am going to be using are Pompous Parakeet (green), Finchy Fran (yellow), Flaming Rosie (pink) and Weathered Daydream. The ones in the mason jars are a new SPiT line that is coming out in January 2016. They are the "sparkling" line and they are so pretty and smell like lemongrass!
I begin by making what looks like a mess! I take the varying colors and squirt them out on the board using syringe ... Since the look I was going for was random I just placed them randomly on the board. I then took a piece of plastic and laid it on top. I then just pressed and smoothed all the colors until the board was covered. I then gently removed the plastic.
This is what it looked like once I removed the plastic. I let it dry before moving onto the next step.
I cut out some different size heart stencils with my Cricut and placed them on the board.
I grabbed my Weathered Daydream and covered the board with two coats, allowing for dry time in between.
Once it was dry I used my Cricut weeding tool and gently removed my stencils. I then took a high grit sand paper and gently distressed the board. I didn't want a super clean look. I then sprayed the board with a Matte sealer. While that was drying I found some brad nails that would work perfectly for hanging my necklace's. I pounded them in and then attached a hanger that i found in my junk drawer and there she is! Who would of thought with things around the house I would be able to make such a useful item!
Thank you so much for reading my post! Have a beautiful day!
Suggested materials:
  • Unicorn SPiT   (www.unicornspit.com)
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