I’ll admit that I love anything rustic, vintage inspired, industrial/warehouse chic, or chalkboard related (I’m still not tired of the chalkboard trend, and I don’t know if I will ever be!). Bring me a basket, a beat up old sign, or a dusty old wine bottle and I’ll be your best friend.
Luckily, there are tons of home good trends out there right now that I can scoop into my shopping cart, whether that cart may be an online cart, or a luxurious, tangible REAL-IN-PERSON shopping cart (I feel like I can never find the time to peruse the aisles of my favorite stores these days).
But if budgets are tight (ahem – thanks to the beginnings of wedding planning ; ) ), and weekends are full of gloomy overcast skies, it’s the perfect opportunity to whip out my paint brushes and go to town!
I had been dreaming up this painting for quite a while. Always eyeing inspirational pieces at restaurants or antique stores, but never finding exactly what I wanted. So I did what I do best – conjure up my own version and bring it to life on canvas.
And here it is! An Italian vintage-inspired butcher chart!
Painted in ASCP Graphite and white acrylic paint, and distressed with dark wax, prints of this painting will be available at my Etsy shop.
My coworkers thought it was pretty humorous that I was excited to go home for the weekend to paint a cow divided into beef cuts.
But I just love it!
With my fiancé’s Italian/American heritage, a good chunk of the week is dedicated to eating or cooking. Whether it’s him (the men in the family do a lot of the cooking!), his brothers, or his sweet parents – I’ve tasted more Italian dishes than I can count in the past few years, and I’m thankful for that! Fortunately, they’ve let me in on a few of the family recipes, but I’m still trying to master some of the basics.
For the past year or so, I had come across a handful of butcher charts. But some were pigs, or others a little too graphic, and almost always in English or French. I
I did a little bit of research and ran it by Frankie’s father to make sure all the translations came out right.