Sometimes it will be the middle of the day, and I just get these creative urges. Usually I revamp my blog. Which is why the design, text, and buttons change about 20 times a month. I was definitely born into a do-it-yourself family, and I think I have creative genes in my body. Sometimes they just like to hide.
Our wedding is all a DIY wedding. We are making as much of it as possible. It definitely saves money, but the biggest reason is because I wanted to be a HUGE part of my own wedding. There are too many couples who are okay with hiring a planner, and hiring vendors to do it all, and putting the trust 100% in them. Most of these wedding turn out absolutely gorgeous, but I wanted mine to be shout our names as you walk in. These are our colors to explain some of my decorating =)
Jared and I have been scavenging for months trying to find decor. We've collected bunches of picture frames (so has our family) and last night I went nuts! After work I went to Hobby Lobby and bought tons of paint, and primer. My frame night started at 6pm and ended at about 10:45. I had such a good time, and learned a lot.
A few things I learned:
- Yellow is a really translucent color, and it's hard to paint with.
- Old frame backings are extremely difficult to get off.
- Not to leave ANY glass pieces around (3 broke!)
- Shia (my pup) has to be quarantined.
This was my mess about an hour into the project.
Here are a few before and afters, please enjoy.
This one was a challenge, because the Canvas, had to be removed, and it had paper backing stapled on the back, I had to soak the paper in warm water, and slowly peel it off.
For some reason my spray painted brain decided to take a picture of these two together for the final after. So the larger (top picture with indian girl) is the white frame and the smaller brown one with the Blue matte, I did Navy Blue.
These frames were also victims of the paper backing. It made them hard to work with, and they took the most time. The transparent yellow worked well with this paint, because it had a cracked finish, and kept the rugged look I am going for.
I had a hard time with this one, because the gold was still showing through a little with the yellow paint, and since it had so many ridges it took forever to dry.
This last one was my personal favorite. What do you think? I really like that light blue color.
Here is the whole crowd in before and after photos.
Just a side note: The 2 on the far right in the yellow box were from a previous day I wrote about them here.
I bought all the frames at the DI (thrift store) for a total of $10. Doing it yourself is a nice way to save some money, and to get the product you envision.