Sunflower Wooden butcher block cutting board

Repurposed Cutting Board Project from the Thrift Store

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I have two of these older thrift store butcher block cutting boards in my basement for awhile now. I had hoped to find another, but I’ve decided I’m down waiting. Who wants to bet I find one the next time I go? This one had a really cool sunflower design engraved in it. It needed some cleaning up and I made this sunflower sign with it. Creating a sign is a good way to upcycle a repurposed cutting board.

My thrifty blogging friends are all sharing a thrift store find today and you must check out the makeovers at the end.

Thrift Store Upcycles

Across the Blvd
Purple Hues & Me
Southern Sunflowers
Chas’ Crazy Creations
Cookies, Coffee, & Crafts
Comfort Spring

The cutting board had a price tag that said $2.39, but I may have gotten it for 50% off because I always try to shop the color of the week. What a deal right?

Thrift Store Butcher Block Cutting Board

Materials for a Thrift Store Project Idea

Thrift Store Butcher Block Cutting Board
Rigid Sander
Folkart Antique Wax
Lint Free Cloth

Let’s Create a Sunflower Sign on a Repurposed Cutting Board

Sanding the Cutting board for a repurposed cutting board project

To get started I cleaned the wooden butcher block cutting board and gave it a good sanding all over. The green of the leaves was just awful to me. I really do not like that green color.

Close up of the paint in the grooves of the sunflower thrift store cutting board

No matter how much I sanded, it was not going to come out of the grooves. I also didn’t want to spend hours removing the paint from it either. I just needed the green to not be so green.

Adding the antique wax to the butcher block repurposed cutting board for a rustic look

Using the Folkart Antique Wax was a good idea to tone the green down and to give it a nice rustic look. On the bright green spots, I added the antique wax right on it and let it soak in. Then I wiped it off.

Using a lint free cloth to add the antique wax to the cutting board project idea

On the flowers and the stem, I put Folkart Antique Wax on the lint free cloth and wiped it on and off. I didn’t want those areas super dark.

For a cohesive look, I wiped antique wax all over it and wiped it off again. When using the wax, let it dry 24 hours and then buff it with a lint free cloth.

Repurposed sunflower wooden cutting board

This sunflower cutting board keeps its vintage charm, the beautiful sunflower decor and gives it a new use.

Thrift Store Repurposed Cutting Board

I’m loving my new, cheap and easy sunflower sign. It’s perfect. I love the mix of the old and the new.

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Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.