I had this great idea to make a sign to go above my rather large kitchen window. Correction, I was really inspired by Buzzings of a Queen Bee's sign and knew I had to have one of my very own. Since the sign was going in the kitchen I wanted it to say something "kitchen-y." Eat, drink and be merry says kitchen-y to me! J said it sounds like we are going to have a drunken party....that is NOT what was going through my head, especially since we don't even drink, at all! Then I remembered this was actually in the Bible. So I looked it up and it is Ecc. 8:15; "Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labor the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun." After showing my sarcastic husband, (he was just pickin'), that I did not plan on having a drunken party, I put him to work.
J cut the wood and sanded the edges. First, I painted the wood with some white paint. Then, I found the style of letters I wanted to use off of the computer. I drew the letters freehand from looking at the type that I chosen on to some white paper. Then, I laid the paper on the sign to make sure the size and spacing would work. Then I drew the letters on to the sign with pencil. Next, I painted the letters and went around the edges with a black Sharpie so they would have a smooth edge. After the paint was dry, I took a damp paper towel and some antiquing polish, (from HL), and basically smeared it all over the sign. A little antiquing polish goes a long way! The good thing about antiquing polish is while it's still wet you can wipe it off if you get to much. After everything was nice and dry, J hung it for me. So, what are your first thoughts when you hear, "eat, drink and be merry?"
BTW, I have to do something with that light fixture....anyone have any suggestions besides take it to the curb??
I am a southern, Jesus lovin' girl who's blessed with a handsome, hard workin' hubby and 2 red-headed cuties, simply living life more abundantly. Here you will see a glimpse into our home and everyday lives.