This little piggy…

Had to come home with me!  I found this amazing deal on a recent trip to St. Augustine in a great little antique shop.  The minute I saw it, I knew exactly what I was going to do.

Before

It had been used as a cutting board, but I thought it would be even better as a chalkboard to go in my kitchen.  The first thing I had to do was sand it down to get the coat of polyurethane off.

Sanding

After Sanding

Then I had to tape the sides to make sure that the chalkboard paint was only on one side of the pig.

Taping

After this we got to the fun part of painting it.  We like to use Valspar Chalkboard paint since it goes on really well and always gives us a great end product.

Valspar Chalkboard Paint

Now the hard part though is painting in long strokes and making sure you have enough paint on the brush.  If you try to go over the wet paint, it will make it more streaky.  If you feel like your project needs a second coat, wait for the first coat to completely dry.

During

Now look how cute she is in my kitchen!

Finished Piggy

This was such an easy project and the best part was that it only cost me a total of $10.00.  You can’t beat that!