Thursday, January 21, 2021

Funtastic Friday #316

Time to check out all your inspirational posts on Funtastic Friday!

Zoom Wedding, Simple Wedding Decor Ideas -#WeddingWeek #CoastalBohemianwedding #justmarried #thegraphicsfairy.com #wholefoods #simplysouthernstore


We got married.
 I said "I do!"
 As you would expect from a Coastal Bohemian, we planned a very simple beach ceremony. When I say that, I mean, me , Jason(my groom), a photographer and the wedding officiant. In the end, Jason's parents drove down and we had family and friends on a Zoom call.

 

The Zoom wedding was to take place on the beach but the wind was so intense that it was not possible.
Good thing I had gussied up the condo for wedding week.  
Here's what I did to make the condo feel festive. 
Supplies
1. 20 yards of tulle @.95 per yard. Walmart
2. 6' magnolia swags $2.95 ea. at Old Time Pottery. On sale from $24.99 ea. Score!!!!!
3, Lanterns gathered from my supply. 
4. Small heart boxes from my stash -Garage sale $1
5. Electric candles, tea lights and fairy lights- Walmart and Old Time Pottery. 
6. Mr. and Mrs. Swag -Party City $8.00.
7. Fresh Flowers from Whole Foods $50.00. Btw... I walked away with a great deal of flowers for this price.
8. Mr. and Mrs. wooden décor, bride and groom cake topper (fisherman snagging his bride), Just Married swag Cake Topper, and a dozen roses -sent by my sister.
9. I Do Wreath- White roses and wreath frame -Dollar Tree. $10.00 total
10. Just Married Sign - Scrap wood and paint from my stash.
11. Vintage Framed Wedding Announcement- designed, printed  and framed- from my stash. 
12. White tablecloth
13. Doilies, faux rose petals, and bride and groom boxes from Dollar Tree- $3.00.
14. Wedding Bell (Blessing Bell), Just Married tea towel, Just Married Ornament - Southern Living store $60.00

1. I draped the entry to our hallway with tulle and a magnolia swag. Held up by a hidden tension rod.
2. Tied bows of tulle on dining chairs.
3.  I created a vignette on the entryway table.
4. I created a display with the marriage license.
5. Draped tulle and flowers around the ceiling fan. 
6. Tuck tulle into the top of the room divider.
7. Dressed up my Norfolk Pine -dangles, bows, tulle, fairy lights,        magnolia swag.
8. Dressed the dining table.

Now for the pics.
The base for the Just Married sign was a coat of white paint but what made it special was the addition of a coat of pearl paint. This is the same pearl paint I used in my bathroom makeover here.


Heart Box Luminaries


A dry brush of white and a swipe of glitter + tea lights.



White roses hot glued to wire frame, a little tulle and a heart sign.
Tulle and flowers drape the fan and the hallway.



Little bride and groom boxes placed all over the house, even the bathroom. The wedding bell.

Chantilly cake from Whole Foods with a cascade of roses and our cake toppers.
Leftover leaves from the greenery on the white roses used to make the wreath. I poked a skewer through the leaf and with a dot of hot glue, added a fat pearl. These were added to the bridal bouquet and vases of flowers. Sweet.
With the tea light hearts, lanterns and fairy lights about, the condo had a romantic look at night. It's wedding week!




My sister sent this pretty Chantilly cake at the beginning of the week and we used it as the wedding cake you see in the pictures.



I used this image from the #thegraphicsfairy.com to create the wedding announcement.









I was pleasantly surprised when my  cousin, who was on the Zoom call, piped in the wedding march and then he played Whitney Houston's You Give Good Love and asked for a first dance. We hadn't even thought about music or dancing it was such a simple wedding. 

We finally went outside to our beach, our place, the best place , for some wedding photos. This crafter did not forget the props.








Btw, I love this pic. It's typically what I look like on the beach, minus the dress...wild woman hair.


Thanks for stopping by for the wedding fun. 


With love and gratitude,


Michele












Find me partying here all week, at these link parties, with some great bloggers.

Follow us out on Facebook, Pinterest , Instagram, Linkedin, or Bloglovin .

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Monday, January 11, 2021

An Organized Print Station #Organization Ideas Blog Hop Challenge

Welcome to the January Blog Hop Challenge where you'll read a variety of ideas for getting organized. Today, we are joined by several of my blogging buddies , all of whom have a few tips and tricks for you. Be sure and pop by their sites linked here for some organization inspiration.
💡💡💡
January is very typically a time to get organized. It's the time of year the stores are loaded down with storage containers in every shape and size. They have conditioned us that the New Year in some way means a time to begin anew , and anew apparently means get organized. So let's do that . 

I looked up the word organize because I tend to think organized means getting my affairs in order, you know, knocking off the To Do List. 

or·gan·ize
/ˈôrɡəˌnīz/

verb
  1. 1.
    arrange into a structured whole; order.
    "organize lessons in a planned way"
    Similar:
    put in order
    order
    arrange
    sort
    sort out
    assemble
    marshal
    put straight
    group
    dispose
    classify
    collocate
    categorize
    catalog
    codify
    tabulate
    compile
    systematize
    systemize
    regulate
    regiment
    standardize
    structure
    shape
    mold
    lick/knock into shape
    pigeonhole
    triage
    methodize
    Opposite:
    jumble
    d2.
  2. make arrangements or preparations for (an event or activity); coordinate.
    "the union organized a 24-hour general strike"




I decided to showcase my recently completed version of an organized print station. I'm working in small space in my 1 bedroom condo and I do an awful lot of printing so my printer needs to be easily accessible. 

This piece of furniture came with the condo and I had been meaning to chalk paint it white for some time. 


It's a very pretty piece but I wanted something softer and white which I do not feel was accomplished with this upcycle. Read more here , about how I upcycled this piece of furniture using  furniture stamps that mimic the shabby distress look of painted wood. 

My fiance attached a power strip to the back of the furniture. For me , it 's a way to hide the horror show of cords. 
See no power cord litter. Ahhhhhh.
In desperation to create an interesting piece I stamped Coastal Bohemian on the bottom. All I see is a birch tree when I look at it, which is actually gorgeous but it is too black and white for my taste. As a piece of birch look furniture, it's dead on perfect , however , I'm considering a dark wax over the top but I'm not there yet.

I added a vintage piece of silver stemware to corral pens and highlighters and tucked in a pair of dollar store cheaters and magnifying glass .



 In front of that, I have a phone charger stand. 

I know you want me to say I have stored paper in the drawers but I would just be lying. The drawers actually store a collection of teas , candles, small platters etc. It's next to the kitchen so it works for those things.

This suites my needs very well and feels nice and organized, especially since the cords are hidden.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
 


With love and gratitude,

Michele



Find me partying here all week, at these link parties, with some great bloggers.

Follow along on Facebook, Pinterest , Instagram, Linkedin, or Bloglovin .
01 09 10