Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Bread boards as decor...


I started collecting vintage bread boards quite some time ago.
As the holidays approach I've been rearranging, cleaning and ruthlessly culling out excess stuff
 and giving it away.
While rearranging things, I decided I was tired of the drying rack photo display and in its place decided to do my own version of a gallery wall display using some of my bread boards.


I LOVE using ordinary objects as art!
 The texture of the the different types of wood, as well as
the variety of shapes of the bread boards make for an interesting display.

To hang the bread boards just right, I took a big sheet of wrapping paper,
laid it on the floor and arranged the boards on top of it.
When I had them the way I liked, I traced around the boards and marked where the hole for hanging was on each one.
Then, using painters tape, I taped the paper on the wall using a level to make sure it was straight, 
and pounded the nails in the correct spots right through the paper.
Then I just ripped the paper down and hung the bread boards.
It worked perfectly!

I'm loving it!


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28 comments:

  1. Oh my heart! Bread is part of who I am! Some of the dearest friends I have, I met through a season when I taught women how to mill grain and make whole wheat bread. I had no idea there were bread boards! Tooo fun. I love your art!!!

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    1. I guess most people call them cutting boards! Same thing...I think???

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  2. Elizabeth...I love this idea! The wood grain in the boards are just lovely and like you, I love using ordinary objects on the wall as art. I have a collage of mirrors on one wall that are all different shapes and sizes and used the same method as you did to hang them up...the best way, I think! And the best part of all is if you need a bread board, just pull one off the wall and hang it back up when you're done...lol!

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    1. I think mirror gallery walls are so beautiful! And yes, if I need a bread board I can just use it and then hang it back up!

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  3. I love using breadboards in home décor. You did an awesome job with yours. You have some really neat ones. I am your newest follower.

    Judy

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    1. Hi Judy! Welcome as my newest follower! I'm happy to "meet" you!

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    1. Thanks, Monica...I love creative and inexpensive decor!

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  5. I, too, love this--especially the texture--great art!

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    1. I find so much beauty in ordinary things!

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  6. And this is why I love your blog. You take a bunch of bread boards and make them art. If I did this, it would look like I was selling bread boards. :) LOVE!

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    1. No...you would just THINK it looked like you were selling bread boards. I'm pretty fearless in trying new decor ideas, and if it doesn't work, it's usually an easy fix...except for that time I had all of the main living areas of our house painted bright yellow! Not good, friend, not good at all.

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  7. Perfect! They are beautiful. What do you do them when you buy them? Wash, oil, ??? I found one at a nearby Goodwill yesterday. I stood and held it and thought about it and wondered - and then put it back. I'm going that Goodwill tomorrow and I MAY stop to see if it's still there! It was unusual. I may use it and wondered how to treat it if I want to use it for bread.
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. Any used boards I scrub them down good with bleach when I get home, then wipe them dry. Then all wood cooking things, even wooden spoons, should periodically be wiped down with food safe mineral oil found in the pharmacy section of the store. It keeps the wood from getting too dried out. So after the bleach I wipe them down with the mineral oil and then wipe off the excess and let that dry and soak in.

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  8. I love boards on the wall and your little collection is just too cute! Thanks for sharing...hoping you'll stop by my place and say hello! Happy Thursday!

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    1. Thanks! I enjoyed my visit to your blog as well!

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  9. I have seen a few blogs with cutting boards on the wall and I have to say, I am liking it!! I have a little mini cutting board that worked great in one of my fall vingettes, a ladder hung on the wall,...will have to keep my eye out at the 2nd hand stores for this quick decorating fix!

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    1. Thanks so much Dawna. I love your name by the way!

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  10. Love this! Those are gorgeous bread boards.

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    1. Thanks, Shannon. It's always fun to keep my eye out for old bread boards when I go thrifting.

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