DIY Chalkboard Cutting Board | A World Market Knock-Off

Hi friends happy Monday! I’ve got the best project for you today. And it would make a perfect gift. At least I would like to receive it anyway. :) I am participating in Lindsay from Makely Home’s Knocktoberfest party this week, so I decided to knock off a chalkboard cutting board from World Market. And if you are visiting from Infarrantly Creative, I’m so glad you stopped by!

Now say hello to this new cutie living in our kitchen.

DIY Chalkboard Cutting Board |

So cute right?

Here is World Market’s version.

World Market Chalkboard

Pretty dang close don’t you think? I like the rope on theirs, but I’m more of a ribbon gal so I tied a bow on mine. :) Plus, I had my dad drill the hole for me in the handle because he had a bigger drill bit than me, but he couldn’t find it so I got a smaller hole and therefore was forced to use the ribbon anyway. :)

I already had the cutting board back from when I did our white kitchen makeover, so I just used that one and taped it off and painted chalkboard paint on it. It really was as simple as that. And I just eyeballed everything (like always).

Chalkboard-Paint (1)

I painted 2 coats of the chalkboard paint. And since this won’t be used regularly as a chalkboard and more for just decoration, I didn’t rub it with the chalk like you’re supposed to do a few days later, and I just wrote directly on it.

Here are a few more shots of how it looks in the kitchen now.

Kitchen Chalkboard |

White Kitchen Cabinets and Charcoal Door |

I just love it with the charcoal painted pantry door, and I feel like it really completes this area in the kitchen! I never thought to hang anything in that spot, but I think it works well since that’s where I usually do all my prep work. For all of the details in our kitchen, please see the white kitchen makeover post as you’ll be able to find anything there. :)

So what do you think? Would you like to receive a chalkboard cutting board as a gift?

DIY Chalkboard Cutting Board |

You can find cheap cutting boards all over goodwill and thrift stores too so it makes for a very affordable project.

This week blogland will be hopping with knock-off projects so be on the lookout for those! Be sure and stop by Wendy’s place at The Shabby Nest to see her fabulous knock-off project today.

Knocktoberfest Blog Projects |

I love chalkboards don’t you? And again, this one was free. Use what you already have when you can!



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  1. Very cool project, Emily! Love that this one didn’t require a total build from scratch. The premise of the idea can be customized in so many different ways. Best kind of project ever! :)

  2. So cute! I love how simple this project was…totally doable!

  3. I think I like it better with the ribbon – it’s much more you :)

  4. I love the chalkboard! I’ve seen more and more uses of that chalkboard paint. That’s some pretty cool stuff.

  5. Shannon Melyayev says:

    These would make wonderful and simple to make Christmas gifts. I love the ribbon and the style of cutting board you chose 100% better than the original! If your version was next to the original in a store, I would buy yours. :)

  6. What a lovely and sweet tutorial! I’ve been thinking of giving away cutting boards as gifts this Christmas and this is a lovely touch. :)

  7. Super cute! Thought about you while in HomeGoods today, lots of Peacock dishes!! LOL

  8. I think these would make awesome Christmas gifts! Great idea Em.

  9. Wow, I must find something to use chalkboard paint on. Do you think it would look good on the inside of an old metal tray? I thought about hanging one to use with magnets to tack pics in. A little chalkboard area rugby in the middle might look sweet.

  10. Marg Roswell says:

    I love this chalkboard. I just showed my husband your pic and told him he has to make me one. He is a Woodworker.
    By the way, you have fantastic penmanship

  11. I love this! Such a cute idea and your knockoff is perfect!!

  12. Wow that seems super simple and easy to do. Looks like I know what a few christmas presents will be.

  13. What a cute little project.

  14. Nice! I’d like to add a little ledge to keep the chalk; in the spirit of reusing/reclaiming, I wonder if I could just glue a tile rack from a Scrabble game on there, maybe on a bit wider of a board? Will have to give it a try!

  15. I found your article while I was looking up ideas for turning and old cutting board into wall art – and this is perfect because I love chalkboards! I ended up using your tutorial, and I added a chalk holder underneath the chalkboard painted part. Thanks again, glad to have discovered your blog. I see there’s a lot more here i need to read!

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