Thursday, June 20, 2013

Some Wedding Shabbiness

Have you seen this on Pinterest?
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Gorgeous, right?
(You can buy the print on this website~AND!~go get your credit cards~you can get this on an Iphone case. Yeah, it's #1 on my list of wants.) 
So the engaged one liked this a lot, and we racked our brains trying to decide how we could use something like this for her wedding reception.
 We came up with nada. 
But I was in Hobby Lobby recently, and saw this. The first letter of what will be her new last name. 
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I had an idea. Some stain, some scrapbook paper, a sander, a little distress ink and
Voila! A fairly rough version. And I like it!
It's not a lot like the inspiration photo, actually.
But two more letters next to it with different paper would look pretty cool. 
I hope she'll like it. 

Thanks for reading!

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Garden Party Decor

I was asked to do some centerpieces for a garden party. 8 tables and a buffet table. 
 The budget is $50. 
 Not a lot to work with, but I've done more on less. 
 My son made me these totes the other day to use on some of the tables. I already had enough for the other tables. All we had to buy were those metal clamps. 
This is the basic idea. My guys liked it, but I'm sure I'll be tweaking it up until the party starts.
(I'll probably take out the rock, or cover it more with the moss. It gets windy here, and some weight will keep things from blowing away. So maybe I'll keep it. I don't know!) 
There will be lots of flowers in the garden and I don't want to compete with that.

So that's what I'm obsessing over lately. What's occupying your mind?

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