Happy September 1st everyone!
Fun fact about me… September is my favorite month! Yep. for a number of reasons. September is my birthday month; September brings us cooler temperatures and the fall season. I love the temperatures this time of year. You have a wonderful mix of summer and Fall where we transition from laid back summer days and transition to more routine days feel a bit exciting… a mix of both seasons. My hopes are that we get a pretty Fall season with the cooler temperatures, falling leaves, cool evenings that we can spend by an evening fire outside.
I love dressing in the cozy cable knit sweaters, lighting candles, and maybe lighting a fire in the woodstove. I enjoy the cozy we bring into our homes with warm throws, velvety soft sofa pillows, to dried foraged arrangements. I love when the trees begin to show us their beautiful colors of autumn and pumpkin season.
I’ve been in the autumn mood. It started back in August. Me wanting to rush the hot summer days away. I’ve been busy out in the barn/shop tinkering with my wood saws and a little pile of lumber given to me by my generous neighbor. This is what I came up with.
DIY Aged Rustic Breadboards – “Food Safe” + Decorative
I’ve shown you my more refined cutting boards that are food safe. Now I’m showing you some rustic cutting boards from well weathered wood with all the graying patina. Side note: I tried not to sand off too much of that graying patina, because I love it.
Measuring in at 18.5″ for the larger, to the smaller at 13″ from the tip of the handle to the base. Not so straight and symmetrical, designed with an old-world appearance. These sweet boards come with such unique character. Splits, knots, nail holes and a barn-wood weathered appearance. I embrace the imperfections.
I’ve now made a few different boards, using different woods, to see what I liked best – food safe and unfinished – the one with the original wood finish, just sanded. I ended up liking them both ways because the variety of wood tones just look so dreamy when grouped together!
Who says you can’t use them around the kitchen? Without direct contact to food a sheet of parchment paper on your breadboard would look nice and add a bit cozier texture to the food. I love to use breadboards as serving platters or trivets for entertaining.
Stack em’, Layer Them, Lean Them
Stack them for a collected look or use them to display a favorite dish.
Layer and Lean
Layer them with your purchased boards for a well collected look.
For a bit of farmhouse, French country style display them on your kitchen counter by leaning them against the wall. Create a pretty vignette.
In this vignette I added a few Fall touches with an Autumn spray and a cozy candle – Lemon and Thyme. A touch of Fall and a hint of summer. The boards all grouped together add a beautiful texture with their warm wood tones for Fall, September.
One of the most charming aspects of decorating with rustic breadboards – they add in the French country style. For me personally, this decor style embraces imperfection like no other. Europeans in general actually look for antiques with imperfections. The jars, pots, wooden boards and jugs with a chip or a place where it was “fixed” long ago actually add value to an antique piece in their eyes. These perfectly imperfect breadboards just add to my Fall feels of a cooler September. Even if I have to wish and long for cozy September days.
Thank you for stopping by Rustic and Refound! If like my breadboards and would like to own one for yourself, please don’t hesitate to give me a shout.