When my father passed away, I inherited the timber butcher’s block that he used to keep in his kitchen.  For a long time I really didn’t have a proper home for it, but when we moved into our white house, I decided that it would make a perfect little drinks servery tucked into the corner of our deck.  To make it work, a little makeover was required.

butchers block makeover Queenslander deck

Butcher’s Block Before

Butchers block makeover before

What I Did

  • Sanded back the entire butcher’s block with an electric sander
  • Used a sealer/primer (Taubmans 3 in 1) on the legs and base of the block
  • Painted the legs and base with black paint – Taubman’s Endure low sheen in Colourbond Black
  • Added a drawer pull and 3 hooks on the side from Paddington Hardware
  • Spray painted the castors in Dulux Spraypak Bright Chrome
  • Lightly oiled the chopping black with olive oil

Butcher’s Block After

butchers block makeover after shot

butchers block makeover

Sources – The oval galvanised buckets were from Masters.  They are great for parties.  Just fill them with ice, and because they are narrow wine bottles stand up in them.  The white hydrangeas are from Paint Me White.  The vintage galvanised Sol beer bucket was from an antiques centre.  I made the Maison des Vins sign.  It means House of Wines.  You can read how I made it on my old blog Stylish Settings.

butchers block makeover before and after

I think this little makeover just goes to show what a difference some paint and new cabinet hardware can make.  Maybe you’ve got a little drinks trolley or cupboard you could makeover?

butchers block deck overview

So this is where the butchers block sits, in a little alcove on my front deck.  It’s right in the middle of our dining table and our seating area, but because it’s on wheels, it’s easy to move around.

butcher's block makeover