Check out how I up cycled my cutting board I purchased form Hobby Lobby into an adorable addition to my bee-autiful decor!
Supplies I Used
- Cutting board of your choice
- Dixie Belle’s White Lightning
- Dixie Belle’s Colonel Mustard
- Mod Podge
- Painters tape
- Paint brushes
- Stencil make with my Silhouette or Cricut: Click here on how I use contact paper for my stencils and click here to get more details on how to use the PVPP method.
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let’s get started
To begin, it’s best to make sure your project is clean before painting.
I use Dixie Belle’s White Lightning and keep about 1 tablespoon mixed with water in a water bottle that I use for small projects like this.
I spray some on my rag, wipe my project down good and then I rinse with clear water.
I have a blog post all about White Lightning, click here to check it out!
If your cutting board has a string, remove it if you can so you don’t get paint on it.
Before I designed my stencil I figured where I planned on adding my stripes to the board and then measured the area I would have left over for my stencil design.
I purchased my bee SVG design from a seller on Etsy and added my own lettering “Kind”.
Then I cut my stencil material using my Silhouette personal cutter and contact paper.
For more information on how to do this, check the link I posted above in the supplies section.
Time to paint
I like to use 1″ painter tape and I used about a 4″ long strip first as a guide.
Then I added another strip of painters tape and butted it up against the first 4″ stripe I already placed down.
To get a better idea, check out my video below to see how I did this.
I then pulled up the 4″ stripe and placed it again just inside the tape I had laid down.
I repeated this pattern again until I had two long pieces of tape down for my stripes.
Applying my Stencil: PVPP
Since I am using one paint color, Dixie Belle’s Colonel Mustard, I decided to use the PVPP method for this project.
Paint, Vinyl, Paint, Peel.
Normally when I stencil, I weed the part of the contact paper where I want my paint to show.
Here I’m going to pull the opposite.
I pulled all the contact paper from around my design and left just the bee and the word “Kind”.
For more information about the PVPP method, there is also a link in the supply section above.
Prepping the cutting board
Here I use Mod Podge to burnish my stencils and painter tape.
This will help prevent paint from seeping underneath where I don’t want it.
Just paint around the edges of the stencil and painters tape and then wait for it to dry.
Time to paint our cutting board
Now the fun part!
Pull out your color and grab a paint brush.
I decided to use one coat of Dixie Belle’s Colonel Mustard.
For a more full coverage, do two coats.
I wanted some of my deep colored wood showing through to give it a rustic look!
I usually wait until my paint is dry before removing my stencils and tape, but if you remove yours when it’s still wet, pull slowly.
This will help prevent any wet paint from accidentally splattering on your surface.
Actually, pull slowly even when it’s dry.
If you wait until your paint is dry, you can even lightly sand or scuff the surface to help the stencil and painters tape pull clean.
Then I used a damp lint free cloth and wiped around the edges of my cutting board of any paint that may have gotten alone the sides where I didn’t want it.
This give it a clean crisp finish.
That is is!
click below to see my diy video
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Hope you have a great week and happy crafting!
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