One of the things I wanted to fix, was finding a new solution for old mail slot. Harvey and Dakota always barked and sometimes bit at the door when the mailman dropped mail through it (he is, after all, a stranger that keeps approaching the house when I'm not home), so a few years ago, Robbie helped me install a mailbox outside. The mail slot remained - but I wanted to find a way to remove it and cover the holes on either side of the door, and add some personality at the same time.
I made these signs using a thin piece of wood I bought at Michaels. The original piece was 3 inches by 2 feet and only a couple dollars, so it was just as inexpensive as anything I could find at a hardware store. I especially wanted these signs to have a pretty thin profile.
I cut the single piece of wood in half, then painted each sign. To add each quote, I printed it in the size and font I wanted, then used carbon paper to transfer the words onto the wood. Then, I traced over the words with a black permanent marker.
I wanted something welcoming for the outside:
And for the inside, something to remind me to live fully:
Linking to Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk.