"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf -

My Kitchen Hours

It's no secret that I really don't like to cook or spend time in the kitchen.  However, I do love to eat!!!  If it weren't for that love of eating, and the fact that my family needs to eat to survive, I'd probably never enter the kitchen!  So when my daughter Chelle gave me this plaque for Christmas, I was thrilled!!!  Now I had an excuse if there was no supper prepared!!!  "Oh, sorry, the kitchen was closed today!"

 Isn't that perfect for me?  And I especially love the words she wrote on the back: 

The rest of the box was filled with chocolate covered almonds - yup, she knows me well!!!

So I love the words, but the colours were not going to match the kitchen in the new house we're building.  And I needed to make it a little more "me".  My problem was, all my craft paints were packed in a box somewhere and I didn't want to buy new paints when I already have a million colours.  So finally, I bought a little palette of about 12 colours - you know, the kind you would get if you bought a paint-by-number kit.  And I set to work painting.  Some things took a couple coats, like covering the red tomatoes. 

Ready to see the after picture?

And a little bit of distressing and antiquing the edges and - I love it!!!  Much more "me" now!!!

And it matches my future kitchen so much better now!  I can't stop looking at it!!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm just reading this now and I love seeing a child who has writing almost exactly like a parent's. Richelle's looks just like yours Claudelle.