Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wedding Signs

After a long blogging hiatus, it seems all my posts now revolve around weddings. But it's wedding season! Love is in the air and flowers are in bloom and drinks are in hands and it's just an all-around celebratory time, so of course my entire life focus would be weddings right now. And that's ok.

The final project I worked on for my friend's wedding last weekend was creating signs for the guestbook, their personal and oh-so-original hashtag (isn't it the best?!) and the gifts table (not pictured). I did a mix of watercolor and chalkboard. Pretty fancy, huh?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hot Hot Pink Table

Thinking back to the days where we had magazines instead of blogs, I remember Seventeen or some other monthly subscription of mine did a segment for a while where they redid readers' bedrooms. I would tear out page after page of my magazines, hanging or sometimes filing them away for future reference because of course my taste wouldn't change from age fourteen to twenty-something when I had my own place to decorate.

Cut to a decade and change later, one makeover in particular actually still stands out in my mind. I so desperately wanted a room redo after seeing one that had been painted light pink with hot pink and orange accents. I actually hate orange and always have (go Dawgs), but something about the hot pink and orange combo always really gets me. And then if you add gold and maybe deep purple, I just get giddy and think about Morocco and how I want to go there and wander the streets and eat all things couscous and buy a hundred star lanterns to bring back and hang in all the archways I've cut into my walls.

So that's essentially the inspiration behind my hot hot pink, sorta fuschia (or Very Berry, as Glidden calls it) painted dining room table with tiny gold feet. It's a nice pop of life and color in an otherwise mostly grey, white and neutral apartment (plus the green hutch, of course). One day I'll get around to the orange part, maybe with the chairs or a cushion, but for now I am loving the pink and gold. What do ya think, could I host a couscous dinner party?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Tag It // 04: Wedding Table Place Cards

Wedding season is alive and well this June and to add to my list of projects, I was commissioned to help out with place cards for the tables at my friend's wedding this past weekend. The bride made the cards with different colors of paper and I watercolored each guest's name and wrote their table number in paint pen. It was a daunting task (about 200 guests!), but I love the level of personalization and was excited to see them on the tables on Saturday.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Colorful Dining Pinspiration

I was gifted a dining room table when I moved into my new apartment recently that needs some major lovin'. It's an orangey wood but has some damage on the top that is currently hidden under some lace tablecloths. The eventual plan is to sand it down and paint it some peculiar color, so I've been scouring the internet for inspiration and turned to Pinterest of all places (imagine that). I know, I know. I was pretty anti-Pinterest for a while, but it has dragged me back with its perfectly-painted claws.

Most of the actual painted tables I came across weren't anything to write home (or blog) about, so I've switched to seeking out color palettes I really love. It's a pretty small dining space and I think it would be really fun to pick some obscure pop of color to stand out over in the dining corner of my apartment.

*All link sources are on my Pinterest page

Monday, June 2, 2014

Tag It // 03: Table Numbers

One of my friends is getting married this month and I've been given a few projects to help with the little details of the big day. I made these table number tags by watercoloring paper with her wedding colors, tracing and cutting circles, then painting numbers on each in gold foil paint. The numbers will be held by pretty crystal stands that the bride purchased and will be surrounded by flower arrangements, so I think they'll look rather nice, yeah?