Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Slate Cheese Board

I'm sure you've seen them around--rustic slate-boards used for creating a beautiful cheese display.

Well, lately I've become obsessed with them and wanted to create my own.  They are perfect to have around for entertaining and would make a great hostess gift too!


After stopping in Ikea last week, I stumbled upon a pallet full of tiles not yet priced in the As-Is section of the store.  The employees weren't sure if they were for sale, but allowed me to purchase a couple for only a buck fifty each!  Imagine my cheesy grin!!


Once home, I washed them down well and gave them a coating of food safe mineral oil.  To prevent the greasy oils in the cheese and bread from staining the tile, I added a few pieces of brown paper for protection.  Turns out that it doesn't look too bad!  I really like the look of slate gray on brown.


I wrote in the name of each cheese using my favorite chalk pen. I got lucky and spelled "Monterey" right on the first try ha!








I've seen many different cheese platters and displays, but I love the slate boards best.  It's such a great color and is very versatile, making it simple to accessorize with cheeses and breads.  This purchase was such a steal, I cannot wait to pull this out for a party or small get-together!  

37 comments:

  1. I love it.

    I have a slate board that will be perfect so I will get it out and oil it.

    Where does one purchase a chalk pen?

    thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Oh wow what a great idea and it looks great for presentation to I love it

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  3. Love! Just missed you at Ikea girlfriend ;-) Love those chalk markers. And, you have got beautiful penmanship!

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  4. That was truly a great deal and it looks so gorgeous. It's a great way to display cheese. All of your friends will surely think you're a style genius, because you are!

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  5. What a clever take on the cheese board! Don't you just love an amazing deal?

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  6. That is such a cute idea!!! I love your slate cheese board!!

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  7. Very clever! Love it...now I'm hungry...xo Kristin

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  8. Wonderful idea, love it! Thanks for your visit.

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  9. How fantastically wonderful!,, gotta make me one.

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  10. Hi Brandi Very cool. Love this idea.

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  11. Such a great project Brandi! You are so creative!

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  12. Brandi, these are great! A chalk pen!?! You just made my day!

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  13. I love this idea. I might have to borrow it...even I can be this crafty. BTW, I just went to the firdge and got myslef a big old piece of cheddar...thanks!

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  14. Awesome! I'm a huge cheese eater and this turned out great!

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  15. A dollar fifty!!!! Now that's what I call a great deal! So awesome:) I love it. Perfect for entertaining. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I love it and that you got the slate for $1.50! I finally went to IKEA for the first time last week. *I know, I've been under a rock* I'm kinda glad there isn't one in my city b/c I would be there all the time.

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  17. Can't believe you scored those tiles for $1.50 each! Score! Love what you did with them too; great idea!

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  18. Hi Brandi,

    I like your tip: using a simple and inexpensive materials was possible to create a practical utensil.

    Kisses

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  19. Oh my friend, you've done it again! Such a classy idea/gift for a steal!

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  20. WOW, this is so awesome!! What a great find at a fabulous price!! So creative to see the tiles and think of this!! So clever!! I love it!! Have a great evening :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  21. Great idea! I like the slate too. I'd love to have you share it at the Shady Porch! The Rock 'N Share party is going on now. Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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  22. love this idea Brandi and the display very pretty :-)
    hope you are having a great week too :-)

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  23. love it! I did this for a wine tasting party I had last year! I used fig leaves under the cheeses! I love that chalk pen!
    Brilliant ideas Brandi!!
    Tana

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  24. Love this idea! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower!

    Jody

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  25. I LOVE this idea!!!! What a fabulous cheese board!!! Love how you labeled the cheeses! So fun for a party! :)

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  26. What a cool idea!
    Love it.
    Thanks for stopping by earlier today. And I just became your newest follower. Love your blog. I think I will spend some more time here..:)

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  27. Brandi, this is a brilliant idea. I sometimes help with some catering in work and whenever there is a cheese board we start to worry about which cheese is what. So glad you came to my blog so I could discover yours! Your newest follower. Chel x

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  28. love this idea! I saw tiles like this at Lowe's but wasn't sure how to make them food ready- the mineral oil is a great tip and the paper and display looks lovely!

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  29. Score! You lucked out at Ikea with finding the tiles. I will be on the look out on my next trip too. I'm visiting from It's Overflowing link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

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  30. I've become recently obsessed with cheese since visiting this cute little cheese place in flatiron and have been meaning to host a cheese party! This will be the perfect idea, thanks so much for sharing!!!

    PS new follower! I'm obsessed with your blog, return the favor?

    Xo Courtney Q || ColorMeCourtney.com

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  31. This is such a beautiful display! Awesome idea, and the chalk pen I MUST have. I love your blog, so much inspiration.

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  32. I have seen a few versions of this, very resourceful and not over done.
    Beautiful display.

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