My hubby is always picking letters and numbers for me so I looked to see if I had the letters to spell out Family. I didn't. I was short the L and Y, so I decided to make them myself with wood scraps.
I simply printed out an L and Y from my Word program on the computer, traced them onto the wood and then cut them using a jig saw.
For the L, I used walnut, so I coated it in the dark raw tung oil that I coat my bread boards with. For the Y, I used maple and I didn't want it light, so I spray painted it with oil rubbed bronze. I also spray painted the A and M the same color. The F and I are iron so I didn't do anything to those.
My goal was to have different shades of earthy browns. I really like this so much better than the Express sign and it fits us perfectly because the kitchen is the heart of our home.
Father's Day into the kitchen. It just seems more appropriate in the kitchen and I'm so happy I did. I think it's the perfect space for it.
And I'd really like to fill those two large jars to the side of it with vintage cardboard popcorn containers. I filled the smaller jar with gray and white paper straws which we love.
I bought the cutest thing that I'm going to feature on my blog Friday for the new twice monthly feature here at Our Vintage Home Love. I love it when I find something that makes me so happy that it inspires me to give some attention to a room that I otherwise wouldn't.
And I would like to take a moment and say that the comments you have all left on my bread board giveaway have truly touched my heart. I don't like to get all sappy, but, sometimes you just gotta..........some of your comments had me in tears, not because they were sad but because some of you shared little memories about your dads and family that made me so happy. I feel so blessed that something that is so special to me, has become so for you, as well. Thank you for loving my bread boards. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. :)