Learn how to update a thrift store cutting board with a fun beachy vibe, using an acrylic paint pour technique.
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I’m pretty much addicted to paint pouring and wanted to make an acrylic paint pour cutting board for some time. I’m so happy with how it turned out!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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For this month’s thrift store challenge, I decided to makeover a beautiful wood cutting board that I found for a song at Goodwill.
I decided to upcycle it with acrylic paint pouring. If you’ve visited here before, you may have seen the cool paint poured vase and mason jar I made when this pouring medium first came out.
Paint pouring is seriously a no-fail type of craft and did I mention how fun it is?
You can pretty much use this paint technique on any type of vessel including glass, wood, bracelets and more!
Let’s get to the easy tutorial for this DIY cutting board and then I’ll share some tips I’ve learned along the way.
Supplies Needed For Acrylic Paint Pour Cutting Board
- DecoArt Pouring Medium
- DecoArt Acrylic Paint Turquoise Waters
- DecoArt Acrylic Paint Midnight Blue
- DecoArt Acrylic Paint Cotton Candy
- DecoArt Acrylic Paint Snow White
- Wagner Heat Gun
- Cutting Board
Step 1. Prep your work area.
My biggest tip when paint pouring is to prep your work space. This is messy! Fun, but messy!
Step 2. Mix the paint.
Follow the directions on the pouring medium for mixing with your acrylic paint which is a 1:1 ratio of pouring medium to acrylic paint.
Step 3. Pour the paint.
Now comes the fun part of pouring the paint mixture. It’s as simple as pouring each color of paint on the item you are working with and tipping it and turning it until the entire piece is covered.
I wanted a natural edge, so I didn’t tape off the cutting board. Just have fun with it and see what the paint does.
Step 4. Use the heat gun.
This is my first time using the Wagner Heat Gun and it made this project so much easier. Place the heat tool over the paint pour areas to remove any bubbles.
Step 5. Let dry.
Let the paint dry overnight, however, it may take up to 72 hours to fully dry and up to 30 days to fully cure.
See how easy that was? Of course the area where the paint is will not be food safe. I do plan to cover the piece with cutting board food safe mineral oil, but I will only serve food on the unpainted area.
I would love to hear if you’ve tried paint pouring, or if you try this idea. Leave me a comment below and share what you made.
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