Cricut Thrift Store Kitchen Butcher Block Upcycle

by Lynn Lilly, May 31 2021

This post is sponsored by Cricut but all thoughts and opinions are my own! 

I love a good thrift store find. It has been a minute since I stepped into a thrift store. I teamed up with Cricut to share how easy it is to upcycle a thrift store piece with the help of the Cricut Maker. I was looking for a specific piece that I could upcycle into trendy kitchen home decor. My goal was to spend under $50 on the thrifted piece and supplies. 

I found this dirty butcher board that was sticky and gross but I saw a gem underneath the grime. 

In addition to my thrift store find I used the following supplies:

Not including the cost of the items I had, the Cricut Maker, Cricut tools, Cricut transfer tape, painters tape, kitchen hardware the total cost of this project was $33. If you need to buy the kitchen hardware handle it would be an additional $3-$12 depending on the style. 


  1. I used rubbing alcohol and Clorox wipes to clean the board. It worked really well to get the sticky grime off. After a good scrubbing I washed it with soap and water and let it dry completely. 
  2. Tape off a 4-5" section at the bottom of the board. Cover the top part of the board with paper to protect from overspray. 
  3. In a well ventilated space or outdoors spray the bottom half of the board with spray paint. 
  4. Let the paint dry about 3/4 of the way, remove the tape and continue to let it dry. 
  5. Open Cricut Design Space and start a new canvas. I used Image #M23DF7DC6 and added our family name and a rolling pin Image #M14284E77 below it complete my design. I attached the name font and the rolling pin so the name would cut into the rolling pin. Once ready I attached the whole image. 
  6. I cut this on a white piece of removable vinyl. The pack I got offers 20 different color options.  Cricut Maker
  7. Once cut I weeded the vinyl design and applied a piece of transfer tape over the design, using my scraper to pick up the design. 
  8. Once my board was dry I centered the vinyl cutout on the board above the painted section and use my scraper to rub over the design and attach it to the board as I carefully pulled back the transfer tape. Cricut Thrift Store Upcycle
  9. For the final touch I used industrial glue to attach the kitchen hardware handle in the center of the painted section. 

Once the glue was dry I hung the board in our studio kitchen and add a kitchen towel!

Cricut Thrift Store Upcycle DIY Project

I absolutely love how easy it was to upcycle this rough thrifted gem with my Cricut Maker! 

Cricut Thrifted Kitchen DIY Project

Share you thrift store projects with my on social by tagging my instagram handle @craftboxgirls and tag #cricutcreated. 

xoxo- LL 

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  • Andrea on

    I love this idea!!! The kitchen towel addition is brilliant.

    I need to take a handy girl class because my issues are the basic things like hanging stuff on drywall. I currently use tacks. Lol I also never used a drill or anything like that. 😂

  • Monet Sinor on

    I love this! I am often looking for everyday objects I have to make into something special!

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