Following in their Footsteps

October 12, 2011 in Building and Repurposing, Kitchen, Living Room

“Better late than never”…. that’s the title of Young House Love’s blog post that inspired this project…. and I have to say – I’m COMPLETELY following in their footsteps. I whipped up this little number for Christy (oldest Sis) back in March as a surprise. At the time I wasn’t blogging though… so unfortunately I don’t have any “before” pics.  Do ya think it took me long enough to share this?!  Yeah… I think so!

Sherry at Young House Love transformed a cheese plate with a dated design into a great modern piece.  Only days before reading her post I had seen a cheese plate (and cloche?) at a thrift store for $2.  Figuring I had nothing to lose, I bought the cheese plate, mod podge, and some scrapbook paper. Here’s where my creation varies… Instead of opting for a standard piece of paper, I found this awesome cut-out sheet and thought it would look AWESOME with the wood showing through.

Back at home I carefully cut a circle out of the paper with a plastic bowl that conveniently was the PERFECT size. I brushed a thin layer of mod podge onto the back of the scrapbook paper and carefully lined it up on the cheese plate. Then I proceeded to add 5-6 THIN layers of mod podge over the scrapbook paper. Make sure to let it dry in between layers!

The finished product?  Viola!

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Not too shabby for a $2 thrift store cast-away cheese board!

Don’t forget to check out out the awesome link parties where I’ll post this project!

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