We've had a one day reprieve from the scorching heat,
but now the blazing sun is once again turning up the temp.
Our kitchen is the last place I want to be in the middle of a heat wave.
I know most of us have a patio or deck where we enjoy our meals
in the summer months when the weather cooperates.
Our daughter Julie and her family are lucky enough to have a large screen porch
where they eat most of their meals. In Minnesota, it's almost a necessity when
our state pests, the mosquitoes, are out in full force.
I painted this sign to hang in their screen porch.
I've had the page below bookmarked for a while, so when the hot
weather finally hits us northerners I find it's the perfect time to
sit in the cool basement and paint fun projects on my to do list.
As you can see, I pretty much followed the photo, but changed
out the name to personalize the sign for their screen porch.
It's cut from 1/4 inch plywood to keep it lightweight and base coated in off-white paint.
I printed out the words using various fonts, traced the letters onto the sign,
and painted them with a flat artist brush and acrylic paints.
I added metallic silver highlights to the black lettering and
red shadowing to the dark gray letters.
I glued the brass eyelets (which were left over from windows we replaced) over
holes I drilled in the sign. The black hooks are pot hooks from IKEA, and the chain
was removed from the basket I attached to my old bike.
I've got the chain doubled over this trellis, but the sign will
hang from the black curtain rings I found in my hardware stash.
Total cost = Not a dime!
I used what I had on hand.
I guess it pays to hang onto all that junk!
Here's to getting out of the kitchen!