I had an impromptu day off of work on Friday so that was pretty unexpected. Hell yeah! My new garage freezer was delivered which I am totally excited about! Oh I did not tell you about my new freezer purchase yet? My bad!
I finally bit the bullet and went and purchased one a couple of weekends ago. I've been eyeing one for a while now but kept waiting for it to go on-sale. It has- a few times- but I was waiting to see if it would go lower on-sale. It hasn't. It was originally $649 and shockingly after shopping around to all of the big box home stores- the cheapest was at Best Buy. I bought it during the 4th of July savings event so it was on-sale for $552. They were also running a special that if you used your Best Buy card- you'd save an additional 5% off plus have free financing for 18 months. Showing a little boob got me free shipping and free haul away (a combined cost of $90) so for the grand total I paid $527. Not bad. It ends up being about $30 a month that I will be paying. Not bad at all. Delivery was supposed to be between 10:30am and 12:30pm yesterday and they showed up at 10am and were done within 15 minutes. Super nice guys. Here is what I had going on before:
And here is what I have now!!!
I spent a little time last night emptying out my kitchen freezer and putting stuff in my new one. Now I can actually see what I have in there! Plus I can't even begin to tell you how much I am going to love buying frozen pizza again! That's the bad thing about side by side refrigerators. You can't fit hardly anything in them. Well now I have the space to get what I want and not have to worry about if it's going to fit when I get it home. Woo hoo!!!
But back to the project at hand. I have seen a couple of cute DIY mason jar projects on Pinterest recently. I pinned one that I thought would be super easy and fast to finish. Here was my "pinspiration" that I based my project off.
I decided that mine were going to be meant for outdoors so I was making mine into a tiki torch/citronella kind of thing (minus the tiki torch) rather than just a scented oil burner.
On my last trip to Target I saw tiki torch citronella fluid and wicks. So I picked them up hoping that I would be able to convert them into what I was thinking. I also had a couple smaller blue mason jars just sitting around waiting for them to be made into something special.
I started by smashing the glass on the inside of the lid. These things are probably worth money and here I am going all Chris Brown on it.
Once I got rid of the broken glass I started poking a hole in the tops of the lid with a screw driver for the wick to fit in.
After a quick trip to Lowe's I picked up some pieces of copper to fit into the hole so that when the wick burns it's not directly on the lid.
See how the top part is a little wider than the bottom? I'm so smart. That way when I push it through the hole it won't go all the way through. Genius.
Then I filled my jars with oil, pushed the wick through the copper, screwed the lid back on and lit that bitch on FIYA!!!!!!
One last thing I need to do is spray the lids oil rubbed bronze and they will be done!! But now I can sit outside and not have any bugs all up in my shit. SWEET!!!