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DIY Painted Bread Board + Pear Goat Cheese Crostinis

Recently, I’ve been on a cutting board / breadboard kick. Which is a pretty weird and specific kick to be on, I realize. But it’s true.

So, I’ve started collecting a handful of ‘em over the last year or so, just for fun.

When we moved last week, I put all my boards into a box, and realized I never shared a little DIY idea that I created a while back. You may have seen it pop up in Monday’s DIY fall picnic post.

So, to rectify that, I am sharing the quick and easy tutorial today for a little color blocked cutting board that you can use during the upcoming holidays, for entertaining, or any other time of year. Makes a great gift for a cook or foodie too!

DIY Painted Bread Board + Pear Goat Cheese Crostini Recipe


inexpensive breadboard (mine if from World Market – on sale for $16) // spray paint (I like Montana GOLD) and spray sealant // painters tape

How To:

1. Map out the area of the board you want to add paint to (I recommend the handle area, so it doesn’t come in contact with food). Then tape off the area where you don’t want paint to adhere to the surface, all the way around the board, with painter’s tape.

2. Spray 1-2 coats of spray paint over the board, letting the paint dry in between coats, according to instructions on the can. Once dry, flip over and repeat the process on the back of the board.

DIY Color Blocked Bread Board

3. Add a spray sealant or matte medium to seal the paint.

4. Remove painter’s tape and it’s ready to use.

How to Color Block a Bread Board

So simple! I love the rich teal color with the dark wood, but lighter colors would look great too…maybe a light grey, mint, or white.

Entertaining Idea: You could layer the board up with meats and cheeses, and use it as more as a platter as well, since it’s a pretty decent size. Be sure to add these leather DIY cheese markers too, if you do.

Pear Goat Cheese Crostini Recipe

Pear + Goat Cheese Crostinis

1. Cutup a baguette into slices about 1/2 inch thick. Then toast in the oven for about 5 minutes, at 350 degrees.
2. Remove from the oven and spread each slice with goat cheese.
3. Then, cut a pear into slices. Add a slice or two to each piece of toast.
4. Drizzle with honey and add a sprig of rosemary.

These are delicious. And SO easy….which makes them a go-to for the holiday entertaining season.

DIY Painted Bread Board + Pear Goat Cheese Crostinis

DIY Painted Bread Board + Pear Goat Cheese Crostini Recipe

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

What do you think? Would this bread board make a good gift for someone that you know?


This contributor post was written by Christina of Down and Out Chic.

The mod 70′s colorblocking trend is back in full force and I especially like this trend when it comes to jewelry. A little goes a long way and these handmade pieces approach the graphic, bold use of color in a fresh way…

(above) colorblock layered bangles set of 3 ($60) by the glossy queen

eagle point necklace ($188), clear fork necklace ($68) and central point pop bracelet ($42) by minoux

geometric necklaces in 
triangle and circle ($34) by snug studio

water resistant watches by May28th ($39)

leather arrow necklaces ($22) by leebee jewelry

leather colorblock necklace ($24) rare bird

What do you like most about this trend?

Christina is the writer behind the design blog, Down and Out Chic. She’s a budget-friendly design huntress that’s passionate about art and the handmade movement. She adores all things striped and polka dotted and would spend most of her afternoons vintage shopping if her closet were big enough. Find her on Twitter or at D&OC.



1.  These peep-toe booties get an extra dose of chic from their unexpected blocks of grey and black suede.  Colorblock wedge from Urban Outfitters, $88.

2.  You will definitely stand out from the crowd in these bright, bold tights.  Wear them under a simple LBD for a look that really pops!  Tights by Kate Spade, $32 from Bloomingdale’s.

3.  This jewel-toned dress is the perfect day-to-night piece.  It is just the right mix of elegant and fashion-forward.  Dress by Max & Cleo, $69.99 from Macy’s.

4.  Even if you don’t like wearing bright colors, you can still embrace the colorblock trend with this super hot bandage skirt.  Mini skirt from Arden B., $44.

5.  This cardigan is totally unique – a great statement piece for daring fashionistas!  Colorblock cardigan from Forever 21, $19.80.

6.  This silk top combines a flowy, feminine silhouette with modern, geometric blocks of color.  Shelly top by Black Halo, $192.50 from Shopbop.


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