Super Duper Extra Large Charcuterie Board.

6 Materials
2 Days

Lucky me to be gifted such a large piece of wood begging for a make over. I don’t recall the exact measurements but I estimate it to have been about 18” by 40”. And wait until you see what my inspiration was on this project. Let’s get started.

The key

This sneak peak is the “key” to this makeover. If you follow me you know that my new addiction is hardware pulls and knobs. When I saw this pull in the shape of a key I knew I had to have it. It took only a few seconds for me to know how I wanted to use it. And now I’m going to share it with you.

The supplies

I decided to try this brand of stain. And the smaller bottle is the hemp oil that I’m going to use to make this project food safe.

The character of this piece of wood

Just look at the colors and the lines and the knots in this piece of wood. As always I used my orbital sander to sand down the piece. Then I wiped off any wood dust particles before starting.

I used the navy blue wood stain for the bottom side of this project. (Not shown). I wanted to start with a base coat of white stain over the entire top piece of wood.

Pretty wood peaking through

I was surprised at how many coats of the white stain it needed for me to get this amount of coverage. I went back about three or four times but I love how it turned out. You can see enough white but with that really pretty wood still showing through.

Painters tape

I wanted wide stripes and used painters tape. First I measured the entire piece to decide how wide each stripe needed to be. If you look closely you’ll see that the painters tape is placed on the intended white stripe so that the outer edge is used for the blue stripe. So as not to get confused I put a little piece of painters tape where I wanted it to remain white.

Boy oh boy it looks great!

I added the worn navy stain as directed on the can. I was so pleased with the results.

Close up

Here is a close up of the stain colors. I needed two coats of the blue stain and stopped there because I love how the natural wood pokes through along with some of the white.

The wording.

What is the “KEY” to your happiness? Food Fun Family and Friends. I use very inexpensive cupboard liner for my stencil material. I designed the wording on my computer and then cut the stencil on my silhouette cutting machine. When I place the stencil on project I peel off the backing little by little.

Tennis ball and mod Podge tip

Use a tennis ball to firmly press the stencil onto your project. Then I used a soft painters brush to first apply mod podge. When the mod podge dries I then go back with a stencil pouncer sponge brush to apply the color paint. Before it dries carefully pull up the stencil.

Ta da!

After everything was painted onto the wood I added the hemp oil for a food safe finish. Don’t be afraid to put on a few coats, drying in between each coat. Then I added the key hardware pull on each side plus four felt pads on the bottom.

Close up

Here is a close-up. As you can see I used two different fonts. That will add interest to your DIY project.

I hope you like this project. Please let me know if you have questions. Charcuterie boards make great gifts.

Suggested materials:

  • Wood   (Gifted)
  • Pull handles   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Painters tape   (Lowe’s hardware)
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  • Aimee Aimee on Aug 18, 2021

    Wow! I love what you did.

    • Lauraleedaydreams Lauraleedaydreams on Aug 28, 2021

      Thanks. Now here’s the rest of the story. A customer bought this and decided to use it as a keyholder instead of a charcuterie board! They must have a lot of keys!!!!