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