Hello friends. How is your week so far? My week just got better because our son is here visiting. Unfortunately, it’s only for a day but I’ll take anything I can get.
I think this has been the longest stretch that I’ve gone without him so you can imagine how much I’ve smothered him.
But I digress, today I’m sharing how to stain wood using coffee and this delicious fall charcuterie board.
Charcuterie boards are so perfect for gatherings though they can get a little pricey, they are so easy to put together.
I saw these cute wooden pumpkins at the Dollar Store and thought they would make cute serving trays but I wanted them to look a little fancier, so I used some coffee to stain the wood and some MATTE METALLIC paint from DecoArt that also serves as a little chalkboard.
Even though DecoArt paints are non-toxic, they are not food safe, I would not recommend putting food directly onto the painted area.
I mixed some instant coffee and some warm water together. A 1:3 ratio or until the consistency is nice and creamy.
I used a brush to apply the mixture all over the raw wood and allowed it to dry.
For one of the boards I used the matte metallic on a portion of the board and then painted the rest of the board with the coffee mixture. At this point you can use a food safe sealer if you wish for a permanent stain.
Here is what the boards look like: Not stained, one coat, two coats, wiped off after staining.
For the set up, I used sunflowers, apples, some dried leaves and other fall items.
I love how incorporating the sunflowers adds that extra beautiful color and texture to the set up.
The entire set up was spread across the table using the stained pumpkin boards and I think it looks so pretty.
What do you think? Have you ever tried staining wood with coffee? Don’t you just love Charcuterie boards?
Below are more incredible fall appetizers for you to drool over. Thank you to my friend Kristen for putting this hop together.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Fall Charcuterie Platter by Craftberry Bush | Truffle, Almond, & Apple Flatbread by The Chronicles of Home | Lady Mary’s Crab Canapes by Town and Country Living | Roasted Grapes on Baguette by Tidbits
Roasted Garlic Hummus by Home Made Lovely | Smoky Cheese Ball by Tidy Mom | Easy Skillet Brie by French Country Cottage | Gluten + Dairy Free Herbed Boursin with Cranberry Almond Crackers by Zevy Joy