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Transforming a vintage cheese tray from meh to mid mod marvelous — with Georges Briard tile

I have about 10 projects running right now. None are getting done fast. So to make myself feel better, I did a “quick hit”: I easily transformed this vintage cheese tray from Wheat-y to…

… Georges Briard-a-licious.

The wheat tile — it’s enameled steel — popped right off. I peeled and scraped off the old glue. Then, simply pasted the New Old Stock Georges Briard tile on, I think I used high-heat hot glue. I got the Briard tile here, from a stash of TENS OF THOUSANDS found in a warehouse yadda yadda. 

I also hit the wood with a wood conditioner. Of course, consider whether what you are using is food safe.

The new/old tile fit perfectly. These cheese boards were super common — the tiles must have been a standard size accordingly. I see these cheese boards all the time at local estate sales.

I quite like this! So does DH! And I finished a project — oh happy day!

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  1. Nigel says:

    You improved it Pam, and did a much better job centering your NOS tile than they did with the original!

  2. Mary Elizabeth says:

    I once had one of those cheese trays, and it had colorful mushrooms on the tile.

    Dave, if your family is that dysfunctional, you might want to do what Chris’ mom did–attach the cheese knife to the cutting board with a chain. That way it can’t be hidden in a shoe and used as a shiv. 🙂

    I am lucky in that the level of my extended family’s dysfunction stops at (1) saying you’ll bring the cheese and then not bringing a cheese tray or cheese knife to go with it, (2) saying you’ll bring cheese and driving off with it on the top of the car when you leave the cheese shop, or (3) saying you’ll bring cheese and eating it all on the way to the party.

  3. Lynne says:

    You inspired me to pick up a round cheese board, sans tile, at the local Salvation Army Thrift Store for just $1. I have no round tiles on hand, so I’m waiting for the perfect trivet or round wall hanging to stick in the middle. I’m also considering staining the lower part green for a minimalist wreath. So many ideas; so little time!

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