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Chez Larsson

Cute as a Button

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If you follow my Lovely things Pinterest board you might have seen this pin and my comment to it. Ever since pinning that button trivet I’ve been wanting one. Lotta A pointed out that I could make one by using a cheese board from the local supermarket but although I’ve been keeping an eye out I haven’t seen one. Until I went to my mom’s place a couple of weeks ago. There, under a bunch of stuff in a drawer I was organizing, it was!

 

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It had seen better days so I sanded it down. First coarse sandpaper and then finer.

 

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Like so.

 

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I’m sure there are more scientific ways to figure out the spacing of the holes for my button but I’m no mathematician so I just eyeballed the middle, marked that with a pencil and used stickers to mark where the holes could go. I moved the stickers around a little until I got a good feeling about it.

 

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After marking the middle of each sticker with an awl through to the wood I drilled the holes. I only had this super long drill bit but a normal one will do too obviously.

 

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I finished off by sanding the holes using sandpaper wrapped around my finger.

 

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Done.

 

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To seal I used some countertop oil. I did a couple of coats, letting each coat sink into the wood and after a while I wiped off any still greasy areas.

 

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Tada! A button trivet ready to be used! Love it!

Edit: If you want a ready made one check them out at Snug.

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