How I made a custom killer Charcuterie Board-gullycreekcottage-main

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!

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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!

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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.

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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

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DIY STEPS:  I purchased a large pre-cut 3/4″ pine board ($12 @ Home Depot).

  1. I sanded it a bit (I wanted a rough – rustic finish), so I didn’t do a lot of sanding on this piece.
  2. I sporadically added black paint in various areas, especially the outer edges.
  3. 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).  
  4. Sanded lightly
  5. Applied 2 coats of polyurethane. (Allow to dry for several hours in between each coat!)
  6. Attached 2 handles on each end. (I purchased 2 beautiful wrought iron handles (online $19) that would make a statement (go BIG!) lol 
  7. THAT’S IT!

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The finished look…

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How I made a custom killer Charcuterie Board-gullycreekcottage-finishNow 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!

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Join me later this week for a holiday cookie recipe you won’t want to miss–mmm❣️

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