As I am getting ready to remodel my workroom in my floral studio for my business, Lady Brett’s Flowers, I am finding I need to not only have an organized and clean look about my workroom but I want it to also inspire me and reflect my personality, in how it is set-up and arranged.  As a florist/gardener I have many necessary tools and items needed to do what I love doing.  Garden tools, floral wires, glue sticks, card holders, oasis bricks, ribbons and so much more needed to run my business effectively and efficiently.  These items are meant to be at the ready at all times.  So, as I am arranging these items in metal storage baskets, wooden wine boxes, glass candy jars and sectioned garden baskets, I realize they need to not only be labled on the outside of the storage containers but I need to section them off in various categories.  Instead of having a colored paper to section off categories, I decided to make chalk boards out of cutting boards.  These days, cutting boards come in creative and unique shapes.  I purchased a few at a local unfinished wood product store and some from the local church thrift shops.  I painted them with  chalk board paint which can be purchased from your local paint and hardware store.     Once completed, I strung red #3 grosgrain ribbon (my favorite ribbon) and I have red accents in my workroom so the ribbon ties in all together with my Vintage red french metal enamelware containers.  Now I have an assortment of designated areas for my work materials which will be labled with a cutting board chalk board hung on the wall in necessary areas.


Depending on how many boards you want to make this DIY project is about an hour in a half to do.

Materials needed:

wooden cutting boards

grosgrain ribbon

sand paper

chalk board paint

cleaning wipes


Paint brushes/or paint sponges

Sand out and smooth any dings or ditches in the wood of the cutting boards. Wipe off with a cleaning wipe-let air dry for about 10-15 minutes.  Shake and stir chalk board paint thoroughly and paint one coat to 2 coats on one or both sides of the cutting boards.  Air dry between coats for about 20 minutes.  Once completed string ribbon through hole and hang in your desired location.

Have Fun, and let me know how you did and send me pictures of what you did with your cutting boards.  I will be posting photos of the progress of my new workroom soon…….

Fairy Dust Kisses and Garden Blooming Wishes From Lady Brett

Lady Brett’s Flowers


12 Stage Coach Road
East Harwich, Cape Cod MA 02645

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