If you've been bored by the art options available for your kitchen or dining room, perhaps this might be of interest: Lately, we've been obsessing over the idea to turn cutting boards into a gallery wall. (Get it? Bored and boards?)
We loved the look the second we came across it in this breakfast room. Kim, the blogger behind Savvy Southern Style, decided to hang her gallery of cutting boards behind her farmhouse dining table, but we think it would look equally as great as a makeshift backsplash or by a pantry. It's the perfect way to add a bit of vintage character to a space, while still keeping things simple and classic. Plus, the effect adds texture and keeps these bulkier guys within reach.
See more pics: Gallery Wall in the Breakfast Room at Savvy Southern Style
To nail the look, you'll need a collection of at least five to eight wood cutting boards or bread boards, preferably with handles (for easier hanging). Flea markets are a great place to keep your eye out for them, but you could also scour online shops like Etsy or eBay to see if you can find some pieces with a well-loved charm.
When shopping for your selection to display, try to vary the size, shape, and even wood tone of the boards to keep the look cohesive but interesting. You can even add a bit of paint to the bottoms of the boards (like above) or work in metallic accents (like a cool colander or old brass serving spoon) to increase the visual interest of the gallery.
Prepare to be jealous: Butler's Pantry at the SF Decorator Showcase at Remodelista
Another sweet idea? Instead of hanging the boards, just lean them on shelves against the wall. And don't limit yourself to traditional spaces. Liz, the blogger behind Love Grows Wild, put her boards on display in her entryway-slash-dining room and we can't think of a better way to be welcomed into someone's home.
Tour the space: A Mini Office in the Entry Way at Love Grows Wild
Thanks for reading Kitchen Hang-Ups! It's a new column on the site, meant to give you all sorts of ideas for things to hang from your walls — or even the ceiling.