Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Thrifted chopping board

At the weekend I finally got round to cleaning up the chopping board I bought a few weeks ago. It took a lot of scrubbing with hot water and vinegar and then sanding down as there were some pretty deep cuts and scratches in the wood. It was well worth the effort however, the grain in the wood has come up really nicely and it was so much more satisfying than going out and buying a brand new chopping board.





14 comments:

Tina said...

Sarah, it really was a fabulous find and has come up so beautifully! All that hard work, certainly paid off:) That salami and cheese looks so delicious :) Hope you are having a wonderful week ~ Tina xx

Cathy said...

Well done Sarah with the chopping board. It looks lovely.

aud* said...

I love this before/after post! well done, i like to give a second life at olod things and to get a vintage look :)

LindyLouMac said...

It has turned out beautifully, if you change your mind about it, so unlikely I know, I will take it off your hands!

Loree said...

It's beautiful. A great find and I am sure it has a lot of stories to tell.

Sara Louise said...

The hard work definitely paid off! It's fantastic, and you know it's going to last forever :-)

Amanda said...

Lovely - such a nice solid looking board x

Sini said...

So nice chopping board, i can't resist these. I wanted one too from fleamarket, but they were asking too high price (and didn't lower it..) from it, so i needed to leave the wooden pig there!

And this seems perfect to chop saucisson et fromage, mmmm. I'm hungry now :)

Katie @ The Southland Life said...

Ooohh, I love it! Great blog! I'm following :)

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

That really turned out nice. I have a couple around here that I thrifted, waiting to be sanded down as well. Maybe this will inspire me!

~ Jennifer

vintagesusie & wings said...

Oh Friend, I love your OLD choppy boards! The stories it could tell us would be so magical. I also love your life, just the idea of renovating a house in Italy makes me giddy.
I look forward to following along with you through all your ups & downs!
Ciao,
Susie

Louisa May said...

ooh good work! Love the chopping board and the snacks look super tasty! Have you been sticking to your pledge? Well done you. I've been doing it too tho unofficially - so far the only new things I've bought in about a month were a t-shirt, a tube of paint, a fineliner pen and a pair of scissors - all excusable except the t-shirt no? I've even stopped drinking take away coffees and bottled water! When can I come visit please?x

Daydream Living said...

Hi Sarah Elizabeth,
Thanks so much for joining my blog! I will be back tomorrow to read some more older posts of yours, glad I have found you! Have a good evening! Maureen

Rachel said...

Great find! Beautiful board!