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Turn Your Cutting Boards into Unique Kitchen Décor

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Jessica Willingham
01.25.16

For most people, cutting boards are the epitome of functional items—they do their job and then they go into the dishwasher. But your cutting boards can also work as décor pieces!

Here are some creative designs for hand cutting and creating your own gorgeous cutting boards.

Note: Once your cutting board transforms into décor, we don’t recommend cooking with it!

Your Home State

Photo: Custom State Cutting Board by DNWoodCrafters

Shop or create your own cutting board with your home state (or just one you like). You can prop these up on display or use them as a serving tray on the coffee table.

Your Passion

Photo: Personalized Cutting Board by ShadyOakBoardCo

Maybe you love surfing, hiking in the mountains or photography. If you’re handy with woodworking tools, you can carve the board into a surfing wave or mountain shape, then use a wood burning tool to create little details.

Geometric Designs

Photo: Geometric Gem-Shaped Maple Cutting Boards by AHeirloom

Spruce up an existing wood cutting board by painting a geometric border. Use tempera craft paint and a glossy spray varnish to seal. You can block-paint a handle or half of the cutting board, or stencil a colorful design.

Brand It

Photo: Personalized Cutting Board by leftcoast2006

Use a wood burning tool, paint or a stencil to create his-and-hers monogrammed cutting boards, or a personalized gift for a friend. Layer the board behind pretty bowls on open shelving to create dimension.

Labels

Photo: Personally Adrea

Paint the handle in chalkboard paint, and customize the label for special occasions, to honor special guests, or describe the starter you serve it with.

Photo Display

Photo: Custom Photo Engraved Bamboo Cutting Board by 3DCarving

Iron a photo onto a cutting board, so you can display it as a wood-grain memory that looks cool anywhere in the house. 

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