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How to give a Chopping board a makeover

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Serving tray makeover

Chopping board makeover

What’s better than a chopping board that’s beautiful enough to use as a serving tray as well? We took a plain wooden chopping board and spruced it up with an art deco-inspired pattern, using colours from the Resene range. Here's how easy it is to create your own.

You will need: Wooden chopping board, pencil and ruler, masking tape, paintbrushes, Resene testpots in your choice of colours. We used Resene Bardot, Resene Half Splash and Resene Meteor.

Top tip: Once used, wipe it clean and allow to air dry. Don’t place it in your dishwasher as that will damage the timber and the paintwork.

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Step by step instructions

Step 1
Step one
Using the pencil and ruler, mask out the two main colours and paint the first pattern in Resene Meteor and Resene Bardot. Leave to dry.
Step 2
Step two
As above, mask out the top triangle pattern, and paint in Resene Half Splash. Leave to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Finally, mask out the bottom chevron pattern and paint in Resene Half Splash. Leave to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Use for a cheese platter or starters and serve to guests. It’s also a great way to brighten up the dinner table.

Styling and photography by Nikki Astwood of Revised Edition.


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