The Crooked Cutting Board
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They can be found at thrift stores and yard sales everywhere. This was a yard sale find from a few years ago when I scored all sorts of goodies for $5.
There it was, in the middle of a pile of wood: The crooked cutting board.
In all honesty, it wasn't a real cutting board. It was a piece of pine that was cut to look like a cutting board, but it was uneven. Here's a closer look:
This is the classic tale of a great idea gone wrong, sometimes known as 'On to Plan B'!
I had a beautiful napkin that was going to be perfect for decoupaging this cutting board so I gave it a light sanding.
Then gave it a coat of green paint.
Before the paint dried, some of it was wiped-off to allow the grain of the wood to show.
Just the look I wanted!
Then it went terribly wrong.
I decoupaged the napkin on and it looked awful. So bad, that I'm not even showing it.
Into the sink it went to be scrubbed with a blue scrubbing pad to remove the green paint.
On to Plan B!
Once again, it was sanded since all that scrubbing raised the grain of the wood.
This time, I painted it blue. It's my favorite color so I knew this plan would work!
It was wiped-off again to allow the grain, and a little of the green that was still lingering, to show through.
It was a little too bright for my plan, so I used some antiquing medium to tone it down.
It was then sealed with a clear spray.
The next thing I did was grab a denim pocket from my collection, decorate it with some trim and a paper flower.
Then it was glued to the cutting board with E-6000. Tacky glue wasn't going to hold it.
Now, for the best part. I bought some flowers at the dollar store and arranged them to hide the crooked cut by the handle.
No one will ever know that the cutting board is crooked........unless they turn it around.