Me at an Estate Sale.
Eyeballing something I don’t need and have no use for.
But it’s $1 and I can’t pass it up.
My mom asks, “what in the world are you going to do with that?”
I reply, “I have no idea.”
A semi-small hoarder like stash sits in my craft room waiting for inspiration after it travels home with me from various venues. That’s where this butcher block sat and waited for inspiration to hit.
You never know when or where great ideas will strike like lightning. Some ideas I make up, some come from necessity and some are inspired by things I see online or in stores. This particular idea came from something I saw at Target. Be sure to snap a picture of things you are inspired by while shopping…it’s a common practice for me and serves my over crowded memory well. There is no way I would shell out $15 for this little chalkboard Tic Tac Toe game, especially when it is so easy to make at home!
This old butcher block was rough. A high heat dash through the dishwasher sterilized my find before it hit the craft stash. It was never an option for me to re-use it in the same capacity it was intended. The makeover began with a good sanding on every side of this well worn cutting board.
Once the board was as smooth as it would get, I stained the wood a rich Espresso color. The stain brought back amazing life to this tired wood.
Using homemade chalkboard paint I painted the game board.
Once dry, I removed the tape and she was done! Now it’s time to play. It now sits in our cozy living room on the coffee table waiting for a turn to play.
This project could easily be duplicated on just about anything. It would make a great gift. When you head out this weekend, swing by a garage sale and look for something you could make over into a tic tac toe board. Let me know what you find. Remember to pin it for later!
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