A Simple Project...Chop!

It's been awhile since I shared a simple project,
 and today's project is a very simple little re-do!


Wooden knife blocks are very common, inexpensive finds in thrift stores.  They can be re-used for many things (type in knife block on Pinterest).  Last week I found this big one.  I gave it a good cleaning and the butcher block wood was beautiful...


What attracted me to this one was the graphic lettered labels...



The backside is smooth, beautiful wood...


I started my quick makeover with this little chalkboard.  I had it in my crafting stash, but you can find them at the craft stores...


I simply cut off the little string, 
and wrote the word "CHOP" with a paint pen.


Then I glued it on the front with E-6000 glue, 
to cover the old label...


Next, I took a wooden Scrabble game tray...


and glued it to the backside...


Perfect for holding a recipe, my tablet, or charging my phone!


It works great holding my knives, 
and I have lots of room left for other pieces, too...


I love a simple re-use project!

Until next time...

39 comments

  1. Linda, That is really cute. I love the idea of a tray to hold your recipes. You clever girl. :):) Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  2. Well, isn't this clever! I especially love the scrabble tray for a tablet or recipe.
    Brenda

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  3. i love a multi-purpose RE-purpose! You're so clever!

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  4. The knife block was a great find and you made it prettier and even more useful. I love your idea with the scrabble tray.

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  5. Love this simple and oh-so-functional project, Linda! Great use of the scrabble trays!

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  6. You are a genius when it comes to the "art" of repurposing!

    xo Kat

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  7. I never would have thought of this, Linda.
    Now I want to try it!

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  8. Such a fun project, Linda!
    Mary Alice

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  9. This is a great idea, Linda! So handy with the little shelf, too! Hope you have a great week! x K

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  10. What a clever way to cover up the manufacturer's name in style with the darling little chalkboard! And using a piece from a Scrabble game to hold recipes is genius, too! My poor knives are stuffed in a drawer.

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  11. LInda this is just genius! I am sharing it today on my FB page. Really one of the best ideas I've seen in awhile :)

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  12. I have two knife blocks downstairs...but I am one who hate anything on their counters. But making it multi purpose of a sign and book/tablet holder makes me rethink my blocks. Very creative!

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  13. Good Golly, I pass by those knife blocks ALL THE TIME at the thrift stores!!! Who knew!

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  14. Linda,

    That is one of the prettiest knife blocks I've ever seen!

    Happy day friend!
    karianne

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  15. How cute, is that?! Great job, Linda :)

    xo,
    rue

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  16. How cool is that to make the back of the knife block, an area to hold your phone or tablet? Love it!

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  17. For Christmas we got a nice knife set in a walnut block. I think it needs a little chop sign too.

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  18. Clever, clever girl
    you are, sweet Linda!
    What a huge knife
    block -- great find!
    And your custom
    touches make it
    so special -- well
    done, my friend!

    Stay cozy......

    xo Suzanne

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  19. What a great idea! I love the scrabble piece used to hold a tablet for recipes or even a recipe card.

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  20. Hi Linda! It's an absolute delight to be visiting you this morning...I cam across your wonderful blog via the Vintage Charm party.

    Your "Chop" sign is fabulous and such a unique idea. Have a beautiful day! Hugs! Stephanie-The Enchanting Rose

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  21. How creative! Who knew adding a scrabble tile holder could spruce up the function and decorative appeal of a knife block?

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    1. Thank you! It's been great for holding my phone, too!

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  22. What a wonderful idea! I love the chop sign and the scrabble tray idea is brilliant!
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

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  23. Very creative idea for one of those cast off knife blocks. Scrabble will never be the same.....

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  24. How clever of you! I love it as a book or tablet holder and the chalkboard is such a fun addition. Thanks so much for sharing at Talk of the Town.

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  25. Love the creativeness here perfect for following a googled search at hand .

    Xx
    Dore

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  26. I was just looking at knife blocks at a thrift store last week, and couldn't decide what I'd do with it, so I didn't buy it, but now I'll know next time! Thanks for sharing this idea at Talk of the Town - I'm pinning it on our party board here - https://www.pinterest.com/knickoftime/spotted-at-the-talk-of-the-town-link-party/

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  27. I love what you did with this.... especially the scrabble rack as a resting place for your tablet! Inspired!

    Karen x

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  28. Linda, I've already shared how much I love this idea but wanted to thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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  29. On my way to the thrift store - thanks for posting

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