It all started with this.
The lady informed me that this little metal stand was wide enough and would hold my cookbook. After all it was standing up in the store when it was stacked together with other metal stands of its kind. When I came home it would not stand up on its own. I then added the book and the book fell forward.....No support whatsoever.
I was upset that I even put money into this.
Then I remembered this little cutting board I found at the thrift store.
I thought it would make the perfect thing to mount my stand to.
I needed to add something to the board for support.
I knew I wanted to wax the cutting board to bring out all of the cool markings in the board.
Exactly the look I was going for!
I love how worn it looks!
I realize now that I am so happy it was a flop in the beginning.
It's a true decorative and useful piece now.
I believe the total cost for board and metal stand was $5.