Repurposed Wooden Cutting Board: DIY Kitchen Chalkboard
If you’re like most American families, your house is filled with items that you don’t use. Items that should be sold at a yard sale, re-gifted, donated, or simply thrown out. However, there may be another option: repurposing. As I’ll demonstrate with this DIY kitchen chalkboard, repurposing can be inexpensive, easy, fun, and useful.
Repurposing allows you to give new life to items that otherwise may end up in a landfill or sitting on a Goodwill shelf for the next 5 years. Plus, it is a frugal (and fun) way to occupy your time. Repurposing will also make you feel good about yourself… like you’ve accomplished something, been productive.
If you’re not too sure about repurposing or DIY projects in general, let me reassure you that there are plenty of “beginner” worthy projects you can take on… like this DIY kitchen chalkboard.
This DIY kitchen chalkboard is perfect for anyone, including DIYers that lack confidence in their skills, because you don’t need any power or hand tools, don’t have to do any complicated crafting, and only have to invest a little bit of time. In fact, if you discount the drying time, you can probably finish this DIY kitchen chalkboard off in under an hour.
Once you’ve finished your DIY kitchen chalkboard, you can use it for a variety of purposes. For example, write the week’s dinner menu on it or leave notes for your family. You can also write a list of leftovers on the chalkboard so food doesn’t get forgotten, or jot down items you’ll need to put on your next grocery list as you notice you’re out or running low. See? There are lots of purposes this DIY kitchen chalkboard can serve. Plus, I’ll let you in on a little secret, you don’t just have to use it in the kitchen! 🙂
Ready to get started?
1. Use a foam paint brush to paint the front and sides of the cutting board with black chalk paint.
2. Let the board dry for a couple of hours.
3. Once dry, tie a piece of twine through the top hole.
4. Turn the cutting board over and hot glue a piece of twine to the back of the handle (as pictured above).
5. Wrap twine around the handle approximately 20 times working from the bottom to the top and back. While doing this, glue the twine to the back of the cutting board several times to ensure it is secure.
6. Cut the twine, and hot glue the loose end to the back of the board on the hemp.
That’s it! Now either hang the DIY kitchen chalkboard using the twine loop at the top, secure to the kitchen wall, or simply prop up on the counter.
Love this DIY kitchen chalkboard and wondering what else you can repurpose? Follow Freebie Finding Mom’s Repurposed Items Pinterest board.