So, its time to kick off our
DIY Fall Wedding Series!!
Eeek! I'm so excited!!
For those of you who missed our inspiration post, you can check it out here. I showed you lots of pictures to give you kind of an idea of the look we are going for! Its a rustic, chic fall theme incorporating lots & lots of burlap!!!
We are going to have to big focal points at the reception:
1.) An entry table, welcoming guest to the party & setting the mood for the rest of the reception...
2.) A burlap backdrop behind the headtable, with DIY fireplace mantel, & lots of other pretties...
My mom came up with a great idea for an easy DIY project which can be displayed in either of these two spots! We haven't quite decided where it will find its home until we start decorating! :)
We started with this old picture that my grandma had & wasn't using anymore. She had given it to my mom months ago thinking that maybe we could use the frame for a project of some kind.
It screams 1980's! I pretty sure its from Home Interiors or something. :)
We took the picture out of it & used it as a template to trace the size & shape we needed in order to cover the old picture.
Then we took the frame, primed it, & gave it a couple coats of an ivory colored spray paint....
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Sorry ya'll I forgot to take a picture of this, but its pretty self explanatory right?!
We bought a wooden "W" (which is the first letter of the bride & groom's last name) at Hobby Lobby for a couple of bucks and began painting...
We gave it a coat of brown paint...
Then we hit a few different areas of the letter with a crackling medium...
After letting the crackling medium dry, we then went over it with a cream colored paint...
The cream colored paint then crackled as it dried to let parts of the brown shine through.
We also used an antiquing medium over the "W" as well to add to the aged look we were going for.
Lastly, we hit the edges and a few spots on the top surface of the letter with some sandpaper to rough it up a bit!
Then we put the frame back together, with the burlap backing then added the "W" to the center.
And we ended up with this...
What do you think?!
It's cute, right?!
I think so!! :)
I just LOVE the way it turned out! I think that this piece is going to look great either on the entry table outside of the ballroom or above the fireplace mantel behind the headtable where the bride & groom will be sitting!
The best part....this was such an easy & CHEAP project!!
The frame was FREE!!
The burlap & spray paint were both LEFT-OVER from other projects!
So, we only had the cost of the "W" which I was just a couple of dollars!
We couldn't decide which way we liked the frame better, so I turned it the other way for a few pics as well...
What do you think?
Horizontal or Vertical?
We would LOVE to hear your input!!
Stay tuned for even more fun & easy projects coming SOON!!
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Sunday Showcase Party at Under The Table & Dreaming
Tips & Tutorials Tuesday at The Stories of A to Z
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Delightfully Inspiring Thursday at Delightful Order
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