I think it is safe to say, when it rains it pours! :)
First, I want to thank all of you that emailed me or left me a comment to check on us.
For the last two weeks our days have been kind of insane. Since that horrible storm came through our city all we have done is deal with vehicle and home insurance, contractors and one problem after another.
The bad news is that the storm caused twenty eight thousand dollars of damage to our home and over nine thousand dollars to our vehicles, the worst news are that the collision repair shops are booked solid until September due to the thousands of cars that suffered damage and we won't be able to get any repairs done until then. Meanwhile, we have managed to have two of the windshields repaired so at least, we have transportation. We will have to wait for the other two cars until more glass is available.
We hope to have better luck with the house repairs, but we are not sure of the outcome just yet. All we know is that we are glad Summer and dry weather is on its way, because the roof on our home looks like a block of Swiss cheese, nothing but holes all around.
On a lighter note, just before all this happened, the small freezer we had in the pantry decided to call it quits.
We can't complaint. It served us well over 12 years.
We were able to find one about the same size at Home Depot that same weekend.
My husband was able to cut the shelf so the door could be opened all the way and that is working just fine, but it left me with a blank space right behind it that looked awful.
So, I made a sign! This is the before and after.
While browsing at Kirklands for a gift, I found these little wooden number hooks. They came in a set of four and I figured I could use them to display some kitchen towels that I bought at IKEA a while back.
And then I made a sign using some old wood we had in the garage.
I first gave it a coat of white paint and while it was drying, I spent a good thirty minutes in my craft room mixing different colors of paint to match it as close as possible to the little hooks I bought at Kirklands.
I then made the letters using my cutting machine, applied them to the sign and painted over everything with the
new paint color I had just created.
When everything was almost dry, I pulled the vinyl letters off and let it sit overnight to finish drying.
Next morning I distressed it a little using some fine sandpaper.
I may be the only person in the world to put a sign inside her pantry, but I am ok with that. :)
I want to thank you all for stopping by and for always leaving me such wonderful comments.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.