Week Eight Baby-Step Creation: Blackboard Cheese Board

After floating the idea of creating a blackboard wall at work (which was purposefully ignored thanks very much Ben, but I’ll keep chipping away), I’ve instead changed tack to creating a home-related blackboard project. There are lots and lots of terrific examples online – you can even check out your local cafe’s sandwich board out front for some inspiration. But this one by Brit + Co (found via Yen magazine) has this great idea of creating a blackboard cheese board.

Graph - Cheeseboard

Once I’d found a wooden cutting board I liked the shape of (you might want to recycle and existing chopping board), this really was very simple. Just make sure you wait until each coat of blackboard paint is completely dry before you paint the next one to ensure the layers of paint are smooth.

Chopping board

 

Grab a foam roller or a large paintbrush and the blackboard paint from the craft store and you are good to go.

Grab a foam roller or a large paintbrush and the blackboard paint from the craft store and you are good to go.

Painting the blackboard.

Don’t take a short cut with this one – put down lots and lots of newspaper or old magazines

It turned out super cute (I got some serious props from my brother at our family gathering).Brit + Co’s tip is to cut a cheese-sized baking parchment to slip underneath your cheese to assist with keeping the board on the cleaner side of cheesy. When we’re not entertaining the lactose-lovers among us, this one is going to double as a kitchen noticeboard (i.e. reminding the boys to empty the dishwasher…)

According to my sister-in-law - soak your chalk in Coke and it will make the lines cleaner and stay on for longer! Def worth a shot.

According to my sister-in-law – soak your chalk in Coke and it will make the lines cleaner and stay on for longer!

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