You all know how much I enjoy hunting for treasures at thrift stores!
It's such fun.
Every now and then you'll come across the exact thing you've been looking for.
It happened to me a couple weeks ago.
I stumbled across a thick, smallish sized footed cutting board, Instantly it was the find of the day!
After a little TLC, my new-to-me cutting board is looking oh so pretty on the kitchen counter.
When I first brought it home the poor thing was in rough shape.
The wood was bleached a dried, faded color - - the sides had a somewhat tacky feeling - - and one of it's feet liked to fall off.
The first step to rejuvenating this beauty was to give it a good washing and scrubbing. I then allowed it to dry overnight.
The second step required my electric sander.
I went to town, sanding every inch of the cutting board that I could reach with a coarse grit sandpaper on my sander. Then I hand sanded all the little parts my electric sander couldn't reach.
Once that was completed, I repeated the whole process using a fine grit sandpaper until every things was nice and smooth.
Before moving on to step three, I made sure to wipe down every surface first with a dry rag followed by a damp rag to remove all traces of dust.
The third and final step is by far the easiest.
I picked up some Watco Butcher Block Oil and Finish from Menards.
Using a foam brush, I simple painted on the oil following the wood grain.
The difference is simple amazing!
Here you can see I have a thin coat on one half and the other half is still waiting patiently for it's coat of oil.
I ended up giving the cutting board the recommended two thin coats, allowing the first coat to dry completely before adding the second coat.
I love how it turned out!
Have a great day now and I will see you soon.