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DIY cutting board sign: the lazy way

Today I’m sharing my DIY cutting board sign: the lazy way ! The other day, I accidentally sent out a post notification about this sign I had made a while back. But I really didn’t want to share that version of it, cause I really didn’t like how it turned out…so I was flippin out when I saw that it was published and an email sent to everyone’s inbox! Blogging is so much more than just some nice diy’s put in a post! It can be stressful to keep up with all the tech part of it, at least for me! I do like learning about all of it, but I really actually just want to make stuff and post it! Not worry about why on earth that mail got sent out! Oh well. Sorry about that! 

DIY cutting board sign the lazy way kreativk.net

So, today I am showing you the make over of the make over kinda deal. I changed up this sign in a super lazy way. 

I had bought this cutting board in one of my favourite spanish dollar stores. Not for the kitchen though, I don’t really like using wooden cutting boards in the kitchen anymore. But it’s a great piece of wood for a little project…. and since it came with a hole already, c’mon, what better way to use it than to make a sign!? Super lazy, hey? There’s more lazyness coming up!

DIY cutting board sign the lazy way/kreativk.net

I painted it one coat of white chalkpaint and let it dry. I wanted to have it for my entrance hall, on the wall above my side table right next to the door. So the idea had always been to have our family name initial on it : “J” . At my first make over attempt, I had drawn the “J” on it along with a little wreath around it. And I really wasn’t happy with the outcome but at the point didn’t have any other ideas either. So I thought I’d just stick with it and oh well. I had a post all set up, but it ended in the trash…except it didn’t, it was sent out and all. So, now, I was determined to change up the sign in one way or another! I painted it over, but the previously drawn stuff was still visible, so I turned the board around and used that side. I didn’t want to have lots and lots of coats of paint on it, cause I like the wood still shining through. So this below is the other side of the board.

DIY cutting board sign the lazy way/kreativk.net


DIY cutting board sign the lazy way/kreativk.net

No how get a nice looking “J” on it? And that’s when I remembered the wooden “J” I had bought a couple of years ago in Canada! It’s a really thick and rustic looking “J” and I thought it would look really nice on this board. I painted it with black chalkpaint and glued it onto the board! Nothing more, as I really like the bold look of it. Plus, I have these little chalkboards [now with spring themes] on the other wall, so the black and white look is really cool I think. All I added was a lace ribbon and that’s it! How lazy is that!? 

DIY cutting board sign: the lazy way

DIY cutting board sign the lazy way/kreativk.net


DIY cutting board sign the lazy way/kreativk.net


DIY cutting board sign the lazy way/kreativk.net


DIY cutting board sign the lazy way/kreativk.net


DIY cutting board sign the lazy way/kreativk.net

And that’s my DIY cutting board sign: the lazy way . Does it get any lazier than this guys?? 

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  • Amy @ StowandTellU
    25/04/2016 at 01:14

    Lazy is my middle name most days and just like you, I enjoy learning about the techy stuff, but why, oh, why does it always have to glitch? It’s like just when you’ve learned a new aspect, it all changes, like: “scratch that, now do it this way”. Anywho, what a sweet initial sign. Love that you used an old cutting board, and I love the way it looks in your entryway.

    • Katrin
      25/04/2016 at 09:43

      Yes, I hear ya! That’s how I feel about the tech side of blogging! Thanks so much for your sweet comment Amy! Have a nice week!

  • Dee
    24/04/2016 at 01:56

    I love how this turned out — I’m all about lazy DIY projects too! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! 🙂

    • Katrin
      24/04/2016 at 08:17

      Thank you so much Dee!

  • Sandra
    21/04/2016 at 00:08

    I like the bold look also and share your sentiments about the technical side of blogging. It can be very frustrating sometimes trying to keep up with all the behind the scenes stuff.

  • Amberjane
    20/04/2016 at 09:23

    Thanks for sharing with Pin Worthy Wednesday Katrin

    • Katrin
      20/04/2016 at 11:20

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Erin - Suburban Simplicity
    20/04/2016 at 03:46

    It’s not lazy…it’s perfect! You always have the best simple DIYs. I love the black letter on the white background. Thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays. See you tomorrow! xo

    • Katrin
      20/04/2016 at 07:50

      Thanks so much Erin!

  • Denise/DIY Crush
    20/04/2016 at 01:21

    That is really a great DIY for the lazy crafter haha….it looks beyond beautiful though! I love the all white décor! Thanks for sharing at our DIY Crush Craft Party! Hope to see you again this Thursday at 7pm EST.! We pin every post!

    • Katrin
      20/04/2016 at 07:45

      Thanks so much Denise! I appreciate you stopping by!

  • Celeste
    19/04/2016 at 14:56

    I find many times my “lazy” projects turn out just as good as projects I’ve spent hours on. Anything to save a little time and still end up with a gorgeous outcome! This turned out beautifully!

    • Katrin
      19/04/2016 at 22:15

      Thanks so much Celeste! You’re right, saving time plus a cute outcome is a win win!

  • Mimi
    19/04/2016 at 11:15

    Katrin, I love this sort of simple decoration. Great job! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week! Love, Mimi xxx

    • Katrin
      19/04/2016 at 22:23

      Yes, “simple” is my middle name Mimi, 😉 Thank you for stopping by!!!

  • Lela
    18/04/2016 at 21:07

    This is such a cute craft! Love how you’ve made this decorative cutting board. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

    • Katrin
      18/04/2016 at 22:16

      Thanks so much Lela!

  • Nikki
    18/04/2016 at 20:27

    Lazy projects are the best, when they turn out as adorable as this one! I wish I had your creative mind when I venture into the Thrift Shops or a garage sale, you seem to be able to turn the smallest things into treasures!

    • Katrin
      18/04/2016 at 21:47

      Thanks Nikki, that’s so sweet of you to say! I just couldn’t pass on the wooden cutting board, I mean, it had a hole and all….a perfect make over!!!

  • Life Loving
    17/04/2016 at 19:28

    It doesn’t matter that this is a ‘lazy’ project. Some people are just starting out on their journey to create their own items and this will give them a good place to start and will still inspire them. Plus also it looks awesome.

    Sally @ Life Loving

    • Katrin
      17/04/2016 at 21:28

      Yes, that’s a good point! Thanks Sally 🙂

  • Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled
    16/04/2016 at 01:36

    Lazy is good in my books! Sometimes we overthink projects and make them more complicated then they need to be. Very creative. Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday.

    • Katrin
      16/04/2016 at 09:07

      Yes, true! Sometimes lazy is necessary! Thanks for stopping by Victoria!

  • Lynn
    14/04/2016 at 22:42

    Well, leave it to you to make ‘lazy’ look ‘fantastic’! And, we’ve all had those posts where everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Just need to laugh and learn…right? But, your lazy J cutting board looks perfect over that table and I’m with Mary, hope we see something about that great tray soon.
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    • Katrin
      15/04/2016 at 13:11

      Haha, Thanks Lynn! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend trip!

  • Claire
    14/04/2016 at 18:12

    Sometimes lazy DIY’s are the best !

    • Katrin
      15/04/2016 at 10:43

      Yes, absolutely! Thanks Claire!

  • sherry
    13/04/2016 at 21:13

    A lazy diy is a smart diy to me! The easier the better! I love that you put a letter on it. I have so many letter “C” around my house. Great job!

    • Katrin
      13/04/2016 at 22:11

      Hi Sherry, yes, lazy is ok! I mean, I mostly diy easy stuff, you know, but a lazy one like this is necessary once in a while! Initials are great, I like having them in my deco!

  • Keri
    13/04/2016 at 17:19

    Katrin, if I could hire someone to take care of the tech side of blogging, I would, so not my favorite. Every time I have to mess with codes I think I’m going to break my blog. Lol. I love your cutting board sign!! It’s really cute!! There’s nothing wrong with a lazy DIY! 😉 The black and white look great together and I love that lace hanger!! You did an awesome job on this!!

    • Katrin
      13/04/2016 at 19:40

      Oh yes, me too, absolutely! It frustrates me, although I’ve learned a whole lotta stuff as well so far, so that’s good… but diy~ing is more fun for me, lol! Thanks for the sweet compliment on the sign Keri!

  • Krista
    13/04/2016 at 15:24

    It turned out really nice. I can completely understand the anxiety about the social media and tech piece of a blog. I am still coming up to speed. But I was intrigued after your first paragraph once you explain the accidental post. So, that can work for you to. We all experience oops moments- thanks for sharing yours.

    • Katrin
      13/04/2016 at 19:43

      Oh, Ok! That’s good then, that did work for me, lol! I know, hey, it can be so frustrating to get everything going… thank you for the visit Krista!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    13/04/2016 at 14:28

    You’re making me feel lazy just reading this… where is the coffee?? I love this little sign with the J, laziness and all. It looks perfect above that lovely little table with the caddy! You have to blog about the caddy!

    • Katrin
      13/04/2016 at 15:29

      Hahaha, yes, coffee and lazy go well together! Thank you for the compliment! The caddy though, was store bought, 😉

  • Sam @ Raggedy Bits
    13/04/2016 at 08:21

    What a simple and eye catching project!! Love it Katrin! I too can TOTALLY empathize with the tech side of things running a blog! Sometimes I am surprised I have any hair left at the end of the day after I have spent the day pulling my hair out over my blog!!! But it’s all worth it our blog is amazing and I love coming to see and read what you have been up to 🙂 x

    • Katrin
      13/04/2016 at 09:31

      Thank you Sam, that means a lot to me! And good to hear I’m not the only one 😉 yes, it is all worth it, it’s like our babies, right?? well, for me it kinda is, I’m happy I’m learning but then I just want to DIY… oh well…Have a great Wednesday!