Saturday, July 30, 2011

Transforming Old Wooden Cutting Boards into Prim Candle Paddles/Sitters...

In this post I am going to share a project with my followers,  that I had a blast doing.  First of all,  I went yard saleing and found a few odds and ends.  One of the items that I found was an old stained,  beaten up wood cutting board.  I practically gave nothing for it.  I didn't have a clue what I was going to do with it,  but it was old and worn out and I just had to have it.  When I got home the hubby was telling me I brought a bunch of junk home,  and that I was a pack rat.  He really did get a kick out of me buying this scrap piece of wood,  as he called it!  Anyways,  needless to say I had to prove him wrong and make something dandy out of it.
I took some paint that I had lying around,  and made me a candle paddle out of it.  First I used a handmade stencil and a pencil to draw a star right in the center of the board.  Then I freehand drew a quilt square in each corner of the board.  I chose to make an Americana Candle Paddle,  but you can do any theme that you desire.  I then used my paints,  and painted each pencil drawn object.  I let the board dry,  then touched up any areas that needed a second coat.  After letting it dry once again,  I took the tip of a paint brush and barely dipped it into paint to make the stitching look on the quilt blocks.  Let thoroughly dry.  After completely drying,  you can now display your candle on the board.
Finished Item:
So the next time you go to throw out that old cutting board,  or see one lying around yard sales.  Just remember what you could turn that into,  with just a little bit of work and imagination! 
I might even sand this project down a bit,  to make it look even more worn.
Thanks for looking!
Goodnight & GodBless!