DIY: Pastel Painted Cutting Boards by

Issue 71 · The Modern Kitchen · May 9, 2013

DIY: Pastel Painted Cutting Boards

Issue 71 · The Modern Kitchen · May 9, 2013

Just when we thought we'd had enough of chopping boards, along come these pretty pastel colored blocks of wood. Make your own custom version with a pot of non-toxic paint and a vintage board or slab of wood. See below for sourcing details.

  pastel cutting board

 Above: Pastel colored boards, spotted on Sweden's Elle Interior blog.

  Boards with color blocked edges

Above: We like the idea of painting the edges of a board, like these spotted at Hambledon.


Above: Raw Wood Boards from West Elm; pricing ranges from $39 to $89, depending on size.

Vintage French wood chopping board

Above: Search Etsy for vintage wood French Style Boards like this one for $53.78.  A less expensive alternative can be found at Webstaurant Store, which offers basic chopping boards that begin at $22.49.


Above: Real Milk Paint color samples. For an organic, environmentally friendly, nontoxic paint, try Real Milk Paint, which can be mixed with pigment powders to create virtually any color. A 1-pint can is $10.95 from Cliff Spencer.

For more suggestions on environmentally friendly paints, check out our 10 Easy Pieces on Eco Paints.

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