Monday, June 25, 2012

Preparations Underway.....

Okay so Preparations are now underway........For my WEDDING!

88 day away.....Yikes....

It will be here before we know it

And until you start to prepare one, you really aren't aware of all of the LITTLE details that you have to deal with...and mine is not even a Huge wedding....well just a little, tiny, on the edge huge!

So This post is about a few "Cute" DIY things that I have been doing for the reception


So the frames and the easels started out the same.....Natural wood

then I painted them both with white craft paint.


Because when I sanded the edges of the topcoat I wanted the white to show through, not the natural wood.

Then once that dried, I painted over the white with a "Tiffany blue" color craft paint.
(Tiffany Blue is the color for my wedding and it actually looks brighter on the computer but it is in fact Tiffany blue in person)

These will be the "MR. and MRS." Signs that hang on the back of our chairs.  I will do the Mr. and Mrs. in Rhinestones!

Then I painted the wood insert that came with the frames with Chalkboard paint (I love that stuff)

Then I sanded all edges with a sanding block for a distress look - (I'm going for Vintage elegance)

I got some very very small canvas' and painted them with chalk board paint as well.

These will be tied at the top with some rafia/twine for a vintage look and will be used as Buffet food markers for the Buffet table. So cute!

And I got these on sale for half price at the craft store!!!! Whoop! Whoop!

This is the paint that I used. Gotta love craft paint!

And then you get yourself a personalized Mason Jar stamp made from Stamp Out Online Here.

And stamp your napkins yourself! LOVE!

And I snagged this beauty up at Old Time Pottery in Tennessee this past week. It's huge, like 2.5ft tall and will look awesome on the floor next to the welcome table at the wedding!

So sometimes you just want things to look a certain way and it's easier to do it yourself! I guess that's why they call it DIY!

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  1. Such a neat idea, Chris! Your buffet markers will look awesome :))

  2. How cute is that. There are so many darling ideas for wedding these days. I love the little frames that will hang on your chairs. Adorable and you can use them in your home when you are done.

  3. Super cute idea! Good luck with all the planning. I wanted to tell you that if you are thinking of tinting the mason jars, be sure to research before you use candles in there. You can put water in them either. If you aren't using either of those I think it will be a fabulous idea. The Modge Podge wont hold up to the water and I assume it wouldn't be good with flame either. Here is a tut {} on how to paint glass and have it stand up to water, but I don't think a candle would work with this either because the nail polish remover and paint is flammable. Good luck and i cant wait to hear more about the wedding!

  4. AHHHHH, thanks Rasonda! I would have sooo put candles in them. I never even thought of that. I wonder if it would be okay with the battery operated candles? hmmmmm.

  5. Thanks everyone for the awesome comments. They always make me smile!

  6. Looks like you will have a lot of beautiful details at your wedding. Your signs are so cute. Thanks so much for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  7. Love your little chalkboard canvases! Sounds like you're having lots of fun with your preparations!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. Everything looks so nice. I luv the frames & easels! That's neat how you can now stamp your own napkins - terrific idea!

  9. Ok, can I be invited to your wedding? If little details are what you are focusing on now, I am sure no detail will be spared by the time your wedding day gets here. I love that you even stamped the napkins. I didn't even know you could do that. Everything is better in the shade Tiffany Blue :) Congratulations!

    1. And, I am happily following you back. Looking forward to seeing more wedding details.

  10. I am loving each of these ideas, especially the painted easels and chair markers! I am getting married next April and will need to kick into DIY mode soon. Thanks for sharing these projects. I look forward to seeing more from your wedding!