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End Grain Butcher Block Island by Cento Anni

End Grain Butcher Block Island by Cento Anni

One of the neatest things about my line of work is meeting other people who share the dream to create something truly unique.  There are so many talented people out there whose minds are bursting with innovative ideas.

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A couple months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Ed from Cento Anni.  Cento Anni was born when a father and son’s project, intended to teach some valuable life lessons, evolved into a family owned business.

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They began this journey by hand crafting end grain cutting boards for friends and relatives but before they knew it, the word was out and Cento Anni was born.

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Located in Holland, Michigan, Cento Anni combines old world craftsmanship with 100% locally sourced, repurposed American hardwoods to produce some of the finest custom woodworking projects available.

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Their specialty is a line of high quality end grain cutting boards.  Each board is uniquely prepared and no two boards are exactly alike due to the material selection and hand crafted nature of the process.

The work they do is truly an art form.  When I first saw the boards, I thought ~ there’s no way, these are way too nice to actually use, but their quality is superior, built to last with equal parts functionality and appeal.

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Intrigued by the all natural nature of chalk and clay paints, Ed asked me if I’d be interested in painting the base for one of the small islands he had put together.  I agreed and decided to create a finish that would be enhance the beautiful wood without competing for attention.

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In my own Shizzle Style, I just kept layering and layering and layering colors until I ended up with an old world finish.

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This piece is headed to our Shizzle Design booth within Not So Shabby and being offered as a local giveaway.  Stop by our space in the next few weeks to enter!

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Cento Anni’s products are an extension of the ideals of their business, a combination of heritage an longevity, local pride, materials and craftsmanship.

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Stop by and check it out!!

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If you’re interested in ordering one of their butcher blocks or cutting boards, you can contact them via their website at: HERE

 Linking up at these great parties:

Domestically Speaking – The Power of Paint Party
The Shabby Creek Cottage – Transformation Thursday
Miss Mustardseed – Furniture Feature Friday
Redoux – Friday Link Up Party
Homespun Happenings – Rustic Restorations Weekend
Funky Junk Interiors – Saturday Night Special
Silver Pennies – Silver Pennies Sundays
Knick of Time Interiors – Knick of Time Tuesday

a hui hou!

Shelly


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9 Comments
  • Carol
    Posted at 23:49h, 11 April Reply

    The patina you created on those legs is wonderful!

  • Steph
    Posted at 23:54h, 11 April Reply

    Oh what I would give to have one of these butcher blocks. This is gorgeous. And your finish for the base is beautiful too.

  • cassie
    Posted at 17:12h, 14 April Reply

    very cool! your colors/layers are perfect!

    • Shelly
      Posted at 22:12h, 14 April Reply

      Thanks Cassie, it’s kind of funky but subtle all the same. I wanted the focus to be the butcher block.

  • Suzanne Graupman
    Posted at 22:23h, 17 April Reply

    I think you are very talented!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful insights and beautiful creations!! I am currently transforming a vintage camper and using this technique on the cabinets and walls:) What is it about fabric and paint that makes us so joyful:) Blessings! Suzie Home Makeover… EastTexas

    • Shelly
      Posted at 22:46h, 17 April Reply

      Oh Suzanne, what a fun project!! I’ve always wanted to do that!! I’d love to see pictures when you’re finished ~ what a riot!

  • Good Time Charlie
    Posted at 15:16h, 18 April Reply

    Whoa!! This could be your greatest yet. How do I get one of those boards??? I would like one just like the one you showed. Can you stash it in your suitcase? It truly looks like it has been around forever. You and the island will be hanging out at my 100th link party today!

    • Shelly
      Posted at 15:26h, 18 April Reply

      Sa-Weet!! Ed will be geeked about that!! He does such great work. Thanks Karen!!

  • Danielle
    Posted at 08:57h, 20 April Reply

    Gorgeous. I love the finish you created and that chopping board is just amazing. Any foodie would be lucky to have it in their kitchen. Good luck with the giveaway and thanks for sharing this at Silver Pennies
    Sundays! x

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