Happy Holiday Season 2016

Happy Holiday Season 2016
HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

1/2 Way DIY Chalkboard Piggy !


Hello sweet friends!

 I've being very inspired with all the 'chalkboards' I see all over blogland, which of course, you, talented friends always inspire me so!

Anyhow... I was so smitten with pretty Robin's 'Chalkboard Piggy' which she 'completely' DIYed it. I am NOT that talented at all to make a piggy from scratch, therefore, I cheater and so guess what I did!

Here is Robin's post with tutorial and all, just in case you haven't seen it, although she was featured in all the parties around!! 
http://redoityourselfinspirations.blogspot.com/2016/03/farm-style-cutting-board-holder.html

I saw a cute piggy cutting board on my local supermarket and 'light bulb!!'
I said to myself... now Fabby, why don't you just buy it and paint it and go half way with the chalkboard DIY situation..uhmm

So I went to the grocery store, picked up the wood pig cutting board, bought some chalkboard paint, came home and painted it and VOILA!

My sweet Mr. Living got a hold of a piece of wire and twisted it to make a 'piggy's little tail' and it came out so cute!

Here he is my little chalkboard piggy 'DIY only half way !'


Didn't the little piggy chalkboard came out cute?!
Very easy-peasy too! I just bought in our local grocery store a piggy wooden 'cutting board.'

Bought a black chalkboard paint and went ahead and painted it yesterday.. a cinch!

Love my little piggy chalkboard and it is true, I forgot to buy eggs and ham for the weekend breakfast, so it'll work for a reminder too!

The bowl on the wall is a salt container with a lid, made back at our own ceramic factory.

I also decided to play a little with my other finished project, my ever lovable, skinny 4 inch plate rack hubby had made for me a month ago.

All the way from the first shelf, there's two antique other platters displayed since the 'rack debut.'
 
In the second some pieces from my 'Onion blue and white' china.

In the third space I placed red transferware teacups, saucers and cake plates... ready for cake and tea.


The fourth shelf contains red transferware teapots, a tin with Coffee and another with loose Tea.

Right at the bottom shelf; I placed my bistro coffee mugs and at the very last one I kept a row of tea boxes, which was purposely made for it.

It was due for me to get into a little baking too, so I did our favorite 'Chocolate Marble Cake.'


 


The little pig-tail hubby made it's just to cute!

I didn't clean the edges, I just drew an outline about 1inch and painted just in the inside.
Look at the funny eye I drew, lol..

We don't have an open plan kitchen because I entertain, so I like the mess private... but the door leads to the formal dining area and breakfast room, although we eat our meals mostly on our former farm's table in the kitchen.

Thank you dear friends for your sweet and kind comments, you always make my day.

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties too.

LOVE,
FABBY

I will be partying here:

Thoughts of Home Thursdays     www.decortoadore.net
Home Sweet Home     http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
The Weekend Blog hop     www.clairejustineoxox.com
Grace at HOME     www.impartyinggrace.com
Share Your Cup Thursday     http://jannolson.blogspot.com
Anything BLUE Friday     www.thededicatedhouse.com
Inspire Me Tuesday     http://astrollthrulife.net
Foodie Friday and Everything else      http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com
Friday Features Link Party     http://ohmyheartsygirl.com
Talk of the Town     http://knickoftime.net

A Morning Cup of Joe     http://thecottagemarket.com
SATURDAY SHOW OFF     http://malevikrosentradgard.blogspot.com
No Place like Home     http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
Tuesdays Cuppa Tea     www.antiquesandteacups.net
Teacup Tuesday     www.marthasfavorites.com
Bernideen's TTCG Blog party     http://blog.bernideen.com
Saturday Sparks Link Party     http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com
Chain Linki CLIMB     http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com
Share it One More Time     http://everydayhomeblog.com
Simple Saturday Blog Party     www.sunnysimplelife.com

A Bouquet of Talent Link party     www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com
Home Sweet Home     www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com
Metamorphosis Monday      http://betweennapsontheporch.net
BLUE MONDAY     http://backyardneighbor.typepad.com
Grace at Home     www.impartinggrace.com
Dishing and Digging it Party     www.rustic-refined.com
UESDAYS AT OUR HOME     http://http://maeiaelenasdecor.blogspot.com
No Place Like Home     http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
Pretty in Pink Tea Cup Tuesday     www.marthasfavorites.com
Tuesday Cuppa Tea     www.antiquesandteacups.info

The SCOOP     www.worthingcourt.com
Tuesdays with a Twist     http://back2basicshealth.blogspot.com
The Wednesday Blog Hop     www.clairejustineoxox.com
BLUE MONDAY    


















 



30 comments:

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Fabby, he so cute I love the way look together wish the cutterboar nine job you did!!!!!
Have e blessing day
I haven post in a long time
XO
Isora

Bernideen said...

Dear Fabby:
I love your piggy = definitely very cute and also that plate rack I remember from before - it is fabulous!

Linda said...

What a cute little piggy!! I always enjoy visiting and seeing your pretty home!!! So elegant!!!

Art and Sand said...

Your pig is adorable and I am still jealous of your plate rack.

Thanks for sharing at SYC.

Rebecca said...

Your piggy chalkboard turned out great! And I missed seeing the platerack in earlier post. It is amazing! So many ways to arrange it...

Claire said...

Hi Fabby, oh wow your chalkboard piggy is adorable!! I could do with something like this :)

Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop

Crystal Grandeur said...

Hello Fabby....Love your piggy chalkboard on the wall. Very cute. It was nice looking at your collections on the rack. Very well kept. Hugs Sujatha:)

xinex said...

The porky chalk board is so cute, Fabby! I love the tail, lol....Christine

Valerie CottageMakingMommy said...

I'm in love with your plate rack and the piggy. My mom had a piggy cutting board. I have never wanted to use it so I can pass it down. Maybe I should put chalkboard paint on it?

Stacey said...

Fabby, your little piggy chalkboard is adorable! He's got the cutest little tail and he's perfect in the kitchen.

I'm totally jealous over your plate rack!!

Thank you for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
You had me laugh out loud and I have to compliment you for being really clever!
It looks just perfect and the teamwork is also excellent.
Sending you hugs from a cool and rainy Georgia but I'm delighted for having finished more than half of my scanning by now.
Mariette

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Your piggy is too cute, Fabby, and I love what Mr. Living did with the tail, how clever! Your dishes look great, I especially love those pretty teapots!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

What an adorable idea PInky and I adore the piggy tail- too cute! I see you are having fun with the plate rack on the wall and it looks great! The marble cake looks delicious- save some for me! Have a great weekend.

Robin @ ReDo It Yourself Inspirations said...

Fabby, you and your piggy chalkboard are too adorable! Great job! I'm so thrilled to inspire, but your chalkboard is perfect. I love how your husband added the curly tail. You're so clever and resourceful. Thank you so kindly for mentioning me. You made my whole month!!! Hugs~

Carol said...

That was a great DIY, Fabby! Your little piggy blackboard is adorable, and the wire tail is super-cute. I always admire the plate/platter rack behind the kitchen door....such a great use of space and so very pretty.

Warm hugs and happy weekend!
Carol

handmade by amalia said...

You kitchen it looking lovely, Fabby. A great new sign, the lovely china rack and cake!
Amalia
xo

Jann Olson said...

Fabby, your little piggy turned out darling! And I love your plate rack!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Anonymous said...

Cute piggy chalk board and love the shelf behind the door. Fabby after reading todays news I am praying you and your family members are all okay.


God bless


erika

Jojo said...

Hi Fabby, We woke up to the news about the earthquake this morning. I hope you and you family are safe and sound. Sending you and everyone in the affected area prayers and thoughts of comfort.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

A perfect pig for a darling kitchen!

Nickie Clifford said...

Dear Fabby I am praying for you and your family, particularly Sophia, her husband and your granddaughters. I've prayed the Rosary for them. Please let your friends know their status as soon as you are able...God Bless.

Nickie Clifford

Tess said...

Fabby...Since I heard about the earthquake, I have been thinking of you and everyone in Ecuador. I hope you are your family are all okay and that recovery for your country comes quickly!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Very cute little piggie and that tail is adorable. I am so glad you are showing off your shelf again. It's beautiful and you have decorated it perfectly. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI. Xo

Pat Cantwell said...

Fabby,
Where there is a will. . .there is a way, dear friend!
Your "piggy" chalkboard is adorable!
Love the curly tail by "Mr. Living"!
So~o~o thankful that you are safe and out of harms way!
Fondly,
Pat

podso said...

I like your little chalk board! So sweet! And I always love seeing your plate racks. I have wondered how you are after the devastating earthquake in your country.

Pondside said...

Very cute, Fabby. Isn't it fun to add those special little touches to home? Well done!

Margie said...

Your DIY chalkboard is too cute, Fabby! Miss Piggy would approve!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Fabby, your piggy chalkboard turned out really cute. The squiggly tail really is adorable too. He's a fun piece for your kitchen. Ever since I heard about the earthquake I have been thinking about you and your family. I'm glad you are safe and that cleanup will not take long. Take care and thank you for sharing your DIY piggy with us.

Blessings,
Sandi

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

HI Fabby! Your piggy chalkboard turned out so cute and the wire tail completes it ( plus the cute eye!)! Your plate rack that your hubby made is wonderful. Before I go, may I please have a slice of your chocolate marble cake? It looks so good!!

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

Fabby that is one pretty chalkboard pig. I had also seen Robins and she outdid herself. I relly like your plate rack, I wish I could have one but I live in a very earthquake prone zone so that is out. I am hosting a new link party Sweet Inspiration and would love for you to join us. It runs from Friday thru Tuesday.