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So, this week I went down to the basement and rummaged around for a leftover block of wood. After a few hours with the jigsaw I had this masterpiece.
Hah! Yeah, not really. I picked this up for $0.77 at Goodwill just because I like the shape and thickness. It’s cute and the price was right. It might be a little strange, but I’ve always been intrigued by butchery diagrams, showing us which part of the animal certain cuts of meat are from, so I decided to DIY my own little 3D version.
I painted one side of the pig white as a background for the diagram. But I painted the other side a fun color. I used my small sample can of Martha Stewart’s Persimmon Red on the other side because the pink color is bright and somewhat fitting.
After the white side was dry, I used a Sharpie to section off parts of the body and write in the cuts of meat.
I left the coral side alone so I can switch to the plain side whenever the mood strikes. Right now the diagram side is face forward accessorizing a kitchen shelf. It’s kind of funny because I don’t even cook or eat much pork (outside of bacon, I do LOVE bacon).
What have you found at the thrift store lately? Have you decorated with animal accessories? What do you think of butchery diagrams? They’d also be great gifts for a chef or person who loves to cook!
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