Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cutting Board Conditioner

I have a thing for cutting boards, I even got one from Santa when I was a kid. You would think with my whole countertop being one giant cutting board I would steer away from more wood in the kitchen, but nope. I found this pretty little guy a few weeks ago for $1.

It was a great size and I loved the darker/lighter wood stripes. But it did need a little love.

Honestly using someone else's cutting board gave me the heebie jeebies. So first up I bleached it. After it dried I sanded it and got the board cleaned up. With the bleach and sanding I feel a lot better about using it.

I did some research and found that the best thing to use to condition cutting boards is good ole mineral oil. I picked up a bottle for $1 at Target.

Just apply the mineral oil, let soak in and reapply. I applied 4 coats. And now you are good to go!


Rachel said...

It's beautiful! And I'm loving that fan!

Nikki said...

OOh it is very pretty. And now you can use the mineral oil as a lubricant or laxative... ;)

kathertzler said...

Isn't it funny that something so simple can look so beautiful?

paula said...

love the board and the photo! now i need to go pick up some oil to bring all mine back to life.

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Alethea said...

Hey! I have a question about how you bleached the cutting board. Did you mix the bleach with water and if so how much? I think that this is a fabulous idea and I love reading your blog!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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