Farmhouse Friday # 17 – Breadboards and Dough Troughs

Welcome to the 17th edition of Farmhouse Friday!

farmhouse decor

Breadboards and dough troughs are some of the most typical tools you would find in an old farmhouse kitchen, so today we’re going to look at ways to use, display and repurpose them in today’s home!

breadboards and dough troughs

I’ve had quite a few vintage breadboards over the years, but never a truly old one, so last month I set out to make one that looked super old and well used.

You can see how I did it HERE.

antique cutting board

Frog Goes to Market. has quite a few antique cutting boards and dough troughs, and they look gorgeous grouped together in a farmhouse kitchen vigenette.

antique bread board

Savvy Southern Style shares some tips for decoratively filling a dough trough.

dough bowl

Here’s another dough bowl filled with greenery, pine cones and candles for a seasonal centerpiece, via Faded Charm.

old dough bowl

All Things Heart and Home has a great tutorial to make your own beautiful bread and cheese boards from “zebra” wood.

cheese and bread board

Organized Clutter shows how to turn a breadboard into a cute little shelf!

repurposed bread board

Anderson  and Grant fills her pretty dough bowl with old book pages – such a pretty combination!

book page project

Also from Anderson and Grant – learn to create cutting board word art – too cute!

bread board wall art

Miss Mustard Seed fills a dough trough with natural elements, like pumpkins, squash, kale and pine cones as part of her autumn decor.

Miss Mustard Seed antique dough trough

Hymns and Verses will teach you to make your own food safe breadboard with an authentically aged look.

make a breadboard

Ciburbanity shows how she made a thrift store wooden bowl look like an antique dough bowl.

DIY antique dough bowl

Turn an old cutting board into a tablet holder – Mamie Jane’s shows you how!

repurposed cutting board tablet holde

See how Rosemary @ Villabarnes creates her own “antique” breadboards!

handmade breadboards

signature pin

breadboards and dough troughs

If you missed any of the previous Farmhouse Friday themes, you will find them all HERE.

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Next week’s theme will be galvanized and metal projects and decor!

banner galvanized and metal

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  1. Thanks Angie for sharing my breadboard shelf! Great post!

  2. Love them all!

  3. Oh my goodness. What a fabulous idea. I have both. Great breadboard and dough bowl – but I have to clean my very messy kitchen in order to photograph.

  4. Such an amazing installment of Farmhouse Fridays…this series just ROCKS! I am still head-over-heels in love with the breadboard you made, Angie…I’ve seen many breadboards which have been made to mimic antique breadboards, but none as convincing as yours…it is sheer perfection, to my mind!

    That said, all of these breadboards as well as the dough bowls are lovely! The dough bowls are very functional…I love that you could use them simply to hold fruit as an ever-changing centrepiece for the table…or even dress them up for the holidays and the seasons…yet, no matter what you put in them, they retain that rustic farmhouse feel. Can’t wait for the next installment in the series! 🙂

  5. Thanks for the share, Angie! I loved seeing everyone else’s beautiful decor!! xx

  6. Thank you so much for sharing two of my projects Angie! I’m honored to be included.

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