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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In my own Shizzle Style, I just kept layering and layering and layering colors until I ended up with an old world finish.
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!
Cento Anni’s products are an extension of the ideals of their business, a combination of heritage an longevity, local pride, materials and craftsmanship.
Stop by and check it out!!
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!