A quick post on this awesome and super easy DIY! How I made a custom killer Charcuterie board that fits my life! It’s going to serve lots of purpose and get lots of use!
Right now it’s being used as our holiday hot cocoa bar!
Let me start by telling you why I needed a charcuterie board (aka… a protective surface for an antique piece). Grab you a cuppa hot tea or cocoa while I fill you in on this super- easy wood DIY!
We’re in the hospitality business now, (which is an awesome excuse for saying I’ve always loved entertaining but now I make a living out of it!) I have this beautiful antique sideboard that I’ve probably had for over 17 years or more. While I USE my antiques (their not just for show), I like to protect them. I’ve always wanted to make a safe surface for my sideboard because I use it for decorating on — a whole bunch, but I also use it for serving when we have a houseful. Recently, it’s been getting a whole lot more use and the time came to do something.
Charcuterie boards are very popular but have really been around a very long time. They can come in very handy when entertaining and providing a surface to display finger foods like cheeses, meats, nuts, you get it.
I was in need of both a board like this for gatherings, events and such. But when I started to think about my protective surface for the sideboard, I thought why not do a dual board? The birth of a killer board!
How I made a custom killer Charcuterie Board
DIY STEPS: I purchased a large pre-cut 3/4″ pine board ($12 @ Home Depot).
- I sanded it a bit (I wanted a rough – rustic finish), so I didn’t do a lot of sanding on this piece.
- I sporadically added black paint in various areas, especially the outer edges.
- Followed by a white wash on the entire surface and sides after the black paint dried. I didn’t paint on the black surfaces (to keep exposed).
- Sanded lightly
- Applied 2 coats of polyurethane. (Allow to dry for several hours in between each coat!)
- Attached 2 handles on each end. (I purchased 2 beautiful wrought iron handles (online $19) that would make a statement (go BIG!) lol
- THAT’S IT!
The finished look…
Now it’s ready to use and protect the sideboard at the same time. While I am using it as my holiday hot cocoa bar right now, I plan to use it for serving finger foods and such occasionally. I sealed it so that when I do serve from it, it wipes clean and it helps in protecting the wood for longer use, stains & such. I’m in L❤︎VE!
Join me later this week for a holiday cookie recipe you won’t want to miss–mmm❣️