I absolutely LOATHE going to the grocery store! Like, I seriously want to cry when I know I have to go grocery shopping! It is complete and utter torture!
The only time I actually enjoy going grocery shopping is when… never.
There’s NEVER a time.
Now, I do remember when I was a kid, and my mom would ask me to come with her to the grocery store, I would jump at the chance. I couldn’t wait to grow up and get married and do laundry (say what?) and go grocery shopping (just dumb), and cook and clean (psycho!), and.. then one day. I grew up. I got married. And now I hate all of that!!
Anyone else with me?
So, now I just want to grow up and become Joanna Gaines!
I absolutely LOVE watching Fixer Upper on HGTV, and I’m pretty sure I’ve watched every episode eleventy-seven million times! And when HGTV decides to run a marathon (like every Tuesday) then nothing gets done in my house. My kids have to fend for themselves because this momma’s not cookin’!
I’m trying hard to make my little new-build kitchen look like her old farmhouse kitchen.
Image via Better Homes and Gardens
Isn’t it funny how we have this gorgeous new house and all I want to do is make it look old?
I fell in love with her kitchen and her Super Market sign a long time ago. I really wanted a sign of my own, but I did’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a vintage one or even $100 on the look-alike ones being sold now. So I decided to make one of my own…
I grabbed a large board I had sitting in our garage, and painted it using Annie Sloan’s chalk paint in Pure White.
Next, I cut out the words “Super Market” on vinyl using my Silhouette Cameo.
Using transfer tape, I transferred it onto my painted board.
Next I weeded out all of the letters so I had a stencil left behind.
Using black paint, I painted carefully inside the letters.
Next, I peeled away the vinyl leaving behind super crisp letters.
While super crisp letters are great for other signs, it wasn’t going to work for this one. So, from there, I used sandpaper, stain and black paint to make it look more distressed (and maybe like it had been through the mud a few times or hiding in an old barn somewhere for years and years).
And here it is hung in our kitchen…
Now all I need are some curtains and we’ll be good! (If only I could make those too!)
Oh, and praise the LORD for Walmart because they now offer a service where all you have to do is shop online and then schedule a time to come pick up your groceries. I cannot tell you what a lifesaver this service has been to me!! Have any of you tried it yet? It’s glorious!!