Who has jumped on the concrete craze? I discovered the fun of concrete (cement) this summer with this stepping stone project here. What I love about concrete (cement) is the flexibility to make different shapes, depths, weights and sizes with a switch of a plastic form. And, because I make them myself I get the bragging rights. There is something special about creating something ourselves, right? Um.. especially when they turn out great! So far, my favorite concrete project was the concrete serving board. In fact, I loved it so much I make a new one every time I haul up the concrete bucket.
Concrete Serving Board
Serving boards are all the rage right now. And, the ones with texture with an organic feel are my favorite, Concrete is the perfect way to incorporate the current industrial trend. Concrete is subtle; it’s not an attention.
This obsession encourages my healthy, sometimes annoying habit of finding a reason to upcycle plastic trays and containers. In fact, when I start to toss something I ask myself two questions: 1. Can I upcycle the item? and 2. Can I use my bucket of concrete with the recycled item? My family gives me the all too familiar eye roll when I review the recycling bin. This was a super fun upcycle project I made with concrete and aluminum cans.
I also use the occasional dollar store find at Target.
I love round concrete serving boards because they offset the angles of my 90-degree tables, counters, and my personality. It’s a quirk.
other real reason I prefer to make the round serving boards is they are easier to make. They aren’t as fussy because if a round board chips it just adds character. And, can we talk about the texture of the serving boards with bubbles and imperfections? The natural grey finish makes my furniture and countertops look nicer too.
Concrete Serving Board for the Every Day
I use concrete serving boards to showcase plants, pumpkins, and candles. Pretty much any object, that doesn’t roll off the counter, sits on a concrete server.
Concrete Serving Board Tutorial
My goal is to make enough concrete serving boards to use them for placemats too! If you want to make your own trays, pavers serving boards you can find the tutorial on how to use concrete here.
And sometimes I just like to stack the boards like plates…hmm… maybe I have my next concrete project.