Reed helped me sand the cutting boards down with the power sander so they were ready to be stained (one of the cutting boards was previously used so it was full of knife marks). The original wood color was okay, but I thought a rich coat of stain would be just what these piggies needed to really pop on our kitchen wall.
I used a piece of an old white teeshirt to apply a coat of Miniwax Special Walnut (surprise surprise, this is by far our favorite stain color) to the cutting boards. After it set for a few minutes I wiped off the extra stain with a clean rag.
Ta da! Easiest project ever. I hammered some picture hangers onto the back of each pig and hung them with a nail on the wall. (Don't mind the messy back of the cutting boards, this side will be up against the wall).
And while I'm at it, I figured this was the perfect opportunity to show you some other Pig things that I am loving lately (links below):
Eat More Bacon handmade 16in (41cm) sq appliqued pillow cushion / Green Ceramic Pig Figurine / Ceramic Pig Planter Vintage Design in Navy Blue Succulent Planter... / Pig Accent Bowl Centerpiece / Sur La Table Pig Salt & Pepper Shaker Set / Threshold Grillmaster Pig Square Serving Platter Cream / Pallet Wood Pig Customizable Piggy Wooden Barbecue Red Trim Kitchen... / Cyan Design Pig Snout