Sunday, March 29, 2009

Pineapple Cutting Board Makeover

The other day I showed you the pineapple cutting board that I found at Goodwill. Well I finally got it finished, along with some other cutting boards. I haven't seen my kitchen table in days! lol! It has been covered in bottles of paint, stain, glaze, brushes, newspaper, cutting boards, and you name it! Thank goodness we have a dining room table (so we can eat). :)

Anyway, here's what it looked like before. I think I paid $2.99 for it. I usually only give no more than $1.99 for cutting boards, but I loved that this was a pineapple one!

And here it is now.

I had it painted the basic colors and had my ruler out to make the lines in the pineapple when Jason walked by and stood there looking it over. He picked up the ruler and started making the cross lines on it. He was making them smaller than I would have and was measuring things so exactly. I was planning on just "eyeing" it and making them about an inch or so apart using my ruler as a guide. I asked if maybe he'd like to look at a picture of one and his reply was, "No, I'm a MAN." lol! So, I let him go for it. After it was done, he said, "I should have looked at the picture." I really was appreciative and told him so, but I really did want those squares bigger. However, I just started working on it with the paints, followed by red oak stain, followed by antique glaze.

In the end, I really liked it. My dad dropped by and saw it on the table and commented on how he liked it, so I guess maybe we did alright. Now I'm tweaking in the kitchen trying to figure out where I want to put it. That will be for a future post, as I'm still moving things around trying it different ways.

And next I have to say, that if my mom doesn't hurry up and get her blue cupboard, she's going to have a hard time getting it! Remember it's over here because she has to wait until all the paint/polyurethane smell is gone because of her allergies. So, it sat in our dining room....until Joy and I moved it, that is. I got to thinking how well it would look at the end of my hall because a cabinet of some sort is on my wish list for Jason to build just for that spot. Now I'm getting really used to it there! I'm thinking the wallpaper in the hall needs to come down and we could paint the hall, and that blue cupboard would be perfect. I'm looking for a good excuse to do that anyway! All I can say is Mama better hurry up, because I sure am liking that cupboard! :)

Well have a great Sunday! Thanks for stopping by! :)


Susan said...

I'd be getting my cupboard if I was your mom :o)

What a sweet husband. Aren't we truly blessed?

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love the pineapple cutting board...I'll have to get Stush to cut one out for me:)
I know what you mean about the cupboard...I almost did that with the black rocking chair I painted for Michele last

Farmchick said...

Good morning~I should be getting ready for church but I have had so few opportunities for visiting that I decided to stop in and see what you have been up to! I think your cutting board turned out great! (love the cupboard too!) Have a happy Sunday with your family--I know I will!

Leslie said...

I just love that blue cupboard and the pineapple cutting board. Maybe when your hubby has time he could make us all one. lol
Thanks for sharing.

Down Willow Lane said...

The cutting board looks great Tammy!

Happily Ever After said...

Hi Tammy,

I loved the comment that Jason made about looking at the picture...seems like I hear that on occasion from my hubby Gotta love 'em.

Have a Blessed Sunday.....Gigi

CozyCoops Corner said...

I love the cutting board Tammy! Beautiful! You did a wonderful job! The cupboard does look really nice at the end of your hallway. Hope you get to enjoy it a little longer before your mom comes to get it. :-) Have a great Sunday!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

The pineapple cutting board looks great. And I think that cabinet looks pretty good where it is lol...Mom better becareful.
Have a Blessed Day with your family.

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

That cupboard does look great there. Maybe Jason needs to start building your mom another one - LOL!

have a great Sunday!!

Carrie said...

Good Morning Tammy~

GREAT job on thre cutting board!! Oh yeah, tell hubby he did a great job as well!! LOL!!

And I totally agree with you, they cabinet looks perfect at the end of your hallway. Your Mom better hurry up and come get it!! LOL!!

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!!

Hugs!! Carrie♥

Dawn said...

Tammy, the cutting board looks yummy! Dawn

Denise said...

I'm liking that cupboard in your hallway, too! Mama better hurry!

Lovehow the pineapple turned out.

Have a great day, Denise

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Tammy you are right that cupboard looks right at home there...and I would be picking it up so I could fill it up...Jason did a great job on it..and I like your pineapple too..nice job...have a wonderful sunday..ours is sunny!!! for a change....which always makes me smile...;)

wrcdgc said...


I love the hutch in the hall looks great. So does the cutting board. You/Jason did a great job on it. You two work well together. :)

I can't wait to see all the tweaking you have been doing. :)


Colleen said...

I'd definitely have a hard time parting with that gorgeous cupboard, Tammy!

Your pineapple turned out so well! I picked one up at GW ages ago and I've been thinking about painting it. Now I have more inspiration.

Happy Sunday!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Hey Tammy,

I think y'all did a nice job on the pineapple! It was nice of your hubby to help. I had to laugh at his remark! LOL!

And I don't blame you about the blue cupboard. It is so nice! Your Mom is going to love it, but hopefully your hubby can build another one for you soon.

You could make a lot of money renting him out! LOL!

Have a great week!

Linda said...

Gotta love Jason's confidence but seeing as how everything he does turns out so well, he has the right to be confident. That cutting board is awesome. Where are the others you were working on?
P.S. If I were your Mama, that cupboard would be curing in my own garage!!!!!!!

the primitive country bug said...

I love how the pinapple came out! I like it with the smaller squares. Leave it to the men to get precise and perfect when it comes to measuring and keeping things straight. Sounds like my hubby. LOL!
I hope your mom comes to get her cupboard before the decorating angels take over. :)
It is a CUTE cupboard!
Hugs & blessings to you~ Birgit

Zaroga said...

Tammy the cutting board looks wonderful to me.

I would probably be tempted to keep the cupboard too :-)

Sandy said...

I agree, your momma better hurry because if I were you I would be saying sorry it's mine...LOL.

Your pineapple cutting board turned out wonderful. I never thought about painting it to look like a pineapple, I would of stained it or painted it one solid color. Looks great!

Have a great rest of the weekend and I hope your week will be blessed also.


Cottage Rose said...

Hey Tammy; What a pretty cupboard, I would be saying the same It does look great where you put it.. Annnnnnnnnndddddddd what a sweet hubby you have,, to take the time to draw all those lines, it looks great, you both did a wonderful job on it.


miss mary said...

that is so adorable. I love how it was finished- great job.
thanks for the pictures.
Hugs and have a great week to come.
God bless

Kindra said...

Love your new pineapple!! Looks very prim!

Mom better hurry up and pick up her cabinet or I'll come pick it up...LOL

The Whites said...

I love the cutting board! Darrell has a "thing" about pineapples. He just doesn't get why pineapples are involved in prim decorating!


Shellmo said...

That pineapple cutting board is just adorable! And I bet it's going to be hard to part with that cupboard....

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

The cutting board looks wonderful! I have never seen one that size. You really made it look great!

Janene said...

I really like how the cutting board turned out too!
I tweak in my kitchen all the time! I drives my family nuts! But a prim girl has to do what makes her happy! LOL

Michele said...

Oh my gosh, I still love that mom needs to get it or I agree, it's yours!!!

Love the pineapple board...your hubby sounds like a great guy..and a keeper!


Deb said...

Hi Tammy! I think everything turned out great! You two are so talented! Deb

Kath said...

Hi Tammy,
Your pineapple turned out great! :)


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pineapple cutting board, Tammy. You are just too creative. I never would have thought to have done that. GORGEOUS!!!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

I think you did a great job on your cutting board - love it. And I don't blame you - I'd be snatching up that cupboard too!!!! Have a great day! Cathy

Lauren said...

I think the cutting board turned out really cute:) I'd have a hard time giving up that cupboard too...its so pretty! I've never been a blue person, but here lately I'm really taking a liking to it. The good thing is though, that once your mom DOES take it, you can have your sweet hubby make you another. Gosh I wish I had a handy man like that;)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

If I was you, I would just start putting things in the cupboard!! Maybe when she finally comes around she'll see how cute it looks in your house and decide to leave it for you! Love the pineapple! Great job!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh Tammy, you did an awesome job on the cutting board! You are so creative...
Tell your Momma to come and get her cupboard because if she doesn't, I may take it away from both of you! LOL