On the weekend I went to a the local markets and picked up a wooden pig in the freebie pile at one of the stands. I've just got a thing for wooden animals and I could see it as a cute little chalkboard.
I gave it a light sand before painting it with two coats of black chalkboard paint. It was a little uninteresting so I added a polka dot border using the end of a chopstick. While all the dots aren't perfect and exactly the same size, I like the look of different sized dots. I then used chalk to write the words 'Celebrate and be glad' before placing it in my kitchen. I had a try at some fancy writing but there's definately room for improvement- I'm thinking of getting some chalk pens and seeing if they're easier to use. Have you had an experiences with chalk pens?
I choose this quote because I really want to have biblical quotes in my house but not done in a tacky way. Pigs always remind me of the parable of the prodigal son and how the son ate worse than the pigs but when he came back his father celebrated and was glad. My little piggy has a special space in the kitchen now to remind me daily to celebrate and be glad.