Ikea’s Swedish blog Livet Hemma is indisputably clever; our latest DIY obssesion? Making our own wooden cutting board with leather hanging cord. Here’s how to get the look:
Photos via Livet Hemma.
Above: You can accessorize a cutting board by looping, twisting, or nailing a piece of leather strapping or cording to it. Some of these decorations double as hangers.
Above: Use a Leather Hole Punch Tool to make holes; $6.89 via Amazon. (Or get your local shoe repair shop to punch the holes for you.)
Above: Furniture nails and rivets can be sourced from any hardware store.
Above: A pair of Genuine Leather Straps (1/2 inch wide and 20 inches long in total); $12 from Cocosheaven via Etsy.
Above: Natural Leather Cord (2 millimeter wide, 5 yards long) is $3.49 from Hempbeadery via Etsy.
Above: Real Flat Leather Cord (10 millimeter wide, 3 feet long); $3.29 from Basic Pretty Supplies via Etsy.
Above: The Proppmätt Chopping Board is made from birch; $5.99 from Ikea. A leather strap can be threaded through the hole.
Above: The Proppmätt Chopping Board is $2.99 from Ikea. Leather cording can be wrapped around the handle.
Above: The Architec Gripper Wood Hardwood Cutting Board is $14.99 from Amazon. A leather strap can be affixed to the top of the board.
Above: Leather straps and cord dress up an otherwise ordinary tool. Please send us examples of what you make.