Sunday, October 14, 2012

Vintage Brooches - Wedding Bling

When my daughter and I were shopping for a ring bearer's pillow and flower girl basket, she found a set that she liked but it only came in pure white and she was using a slightly off white for her wedding. So she asked if I could make something similar. Well, of course I can, I replied! I was excited that the set she liked had a pearl pin on the front. I thought that perhaps I could use a few of the vintage brooches that I have to decorate the fronts instead of the fake pearl pins the store bought set featured. I also decided to make a card box for her to sit on the gift table. I saw these types of card boxes on Etsy for more than $100. It took some time, but didn't cost anything close to that to assemble it myself.
It was fun to be able to use the vintage brooches for the wedding. I did have one person comment on how nice the brooches looked, she wondered where I had bought the items since they were so shimmery. It made total sense to her when I told her they were vintage brooches from my collection. For anybody preparing for a wedding, my one piece of advice.... start early!!! Linked at:
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Friday, October 5, 2012

I'm BAAAACK! My daughter's wedding was last week and I have been busy crafting, decorating, and stressing over that for the past several months. She made a beautiful bride! And all my hard work paid off with a lovely wedding.
The wedding was in a church but the reception was in a large event tent in our yard. So, I got my craft on and made 8 square wooden planters that were painted navy with a gold monogram on the front. Those sat in front of the tent, planted with golden privit.
I also made the flower girl basket, the ring bearer pillow, and a card box. I'll show pictures of those later. What I really wanted to show today was that I finally finished painting a corner cabinet that I've had sitting around in the garage for a while now. I just love the way it turned out. I used Annie Sloan's Old Ochre paint, then waxed with clear wax that was blended with a dark stain. I really like the way it turned out. Take a look: