I need to make things.
Everyone has something they like to do that fills a creative void.
Maybe it’s writing .
Maybe it’s decorating.
Maybe it’s building something.
There are lots of options. I like to build things and I like to paint things. I LOVE to find something and give it new life. It’s gives me life.
Today was a beautiful sunny day and by golly I was outside in it. I watered the flowers, I gave JR a bath, I relished in the sunshine.
I perused IG for a while this morning and saw this picture from #thereluctantentertainer. This lady is a pro at charcuterie boards. You know…. huge platters with all kinds of different items showcased on one board. You know!! Charcuterie.
I had absolutely no idea what a charcuterie board was until Courtney and Justin we’re getting married and she wanted it at the reception. ZERO idea.
However today, when I saw that picture, all I saw was that 12 x 42″ board.
I needed that board.
I would make that board.
What a fabulous day to create.
Now you know the garage is one of my favorite places. With all its tools and wood. Drills and saws and my new favorite tool….. the table saw.
I have been scared to death of the table saw. It’s whirling blade that could take off my hand. The instability of the board as it has to be guided by ME through that same whirling blade. However, I have been practicing and with a little guidance from Mr. professional tool guy, I’ve become pretty handy with the ole table saw.
I searched through the woodpile and found some sweet wood pieces that would work just fine.
No one said that the wood would match. It was a hodge podge of all sorts.
There was a big piece from the pool house table. Smaller pieces from……..I have no idea.
A little glue here and there and my handy dandy nail gun and presto, a charcuterie board is made.
A lot of sanding was necessary and some serious caulking was completed.
I painted it
Of course I distressed it
Some cute handles were added to the sides
Book Club next week will be treated with treats on my new charcuterie board.