Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Shabby Chic Wedding

As promised I have a ton of pictures from this past weekends wedding event.  It turned out beautifully and I was really excited to be asked to participate in the planning of my sisters wedding.

There was a lot of work, personal touches, hands on projects that went into this wedding. The wedding was held at the grooms parents house and the first time I walked into the space it certainly did not look wedding ready. 

We figured the dirt floor was a little shabby but not so chic for a wedding so new wood floors was on the agenda, and they really did turn out beautifully.
With a lot of pinteresting, phone conversations and texting we had a game plan of sorts and a vision of the final look. 

There were two big sliding doors off of the back of the barn which was a perfect spot to add extra seating under a tent.

 I know this isn't the best quality photo but I had to share to show how pretty all the light were and really this doesn't even do it justice. 

For a truly amazing shabby chic look it is all in the details and if nothing else our family is good at the details.  The bunting banner that hangs around the barn was done by the grooms sister whom after to many hours to count I am sure still has nightmares about making them. 

This was the Bride & Grooms special area with a customised pallet bench courtesy of the Groom. 

Ahhh the popcorn station this stand was handmade by the groom.  It was made to hold the big buckets on top for the adults who didn't want grubby hands in it and then ready to go bags of popcorn that was easy to grab.  

 This was a rain day project for me and my boys and they could barely contain themselves when it came to not eating it all.  We made a few different flavors.  Chocolate drizzled with coconut, white chocolate with sprinkles, caramel, and pink popcorn. 

 Just a few bags right

Another fantastic touch was this custom made bar that fit the space perfectly and of course finished off with the bunting banner. 

 Everywhere you looked there was something beautiful no space was untouched.  Throughout the space there were a ton of potted plants that came from a local business Verdue Farms

As this was an outside wedding of course you need a space for the bathrooms and beside them we set up this tent that housed a changing station for the babes and a dresser with mirror as the ladies like to make sure they are looking good.  

 I made this cute powder room sign along with some road signs that I forgot to take pictures of.

I know a lot of pictures but wasn't it worth it, of course I can't leave you without showing some spectacular pictures of the Bride & Groom.  My wonderfully talented sister Carrie took these photos so be sure to check Liquid Light Photography and editing of photos were done by the bride herself at My Shabby Studios.  You can stop by their pages to see more of these photos. 

Hope you enjoy and are inspired to create your own piece of Shabby Chic

Monday, 22 July 2013

Shabby Chic Wedding Cake

This weekend was spent at my sisters wedding, we have been collaborating on it for awhile and it was so nice to see it all come together.  It look pretty darn amazing if you ask me.  

One of my tasks was to do the cake and I was excited to to it.  It isn't to often that I get to work on a wedding cake. 

I wanted to keep it simple so I decided on a ridged buttercream look and then created these flowers out of gum paste. 

I also wanted to make some cake pops because I just think they are too darn cute,  I think after the kids spotted them on the table they lasted about 5 minutes. 

Over the next couple of days I will share with you some more of the amazing decor that went on to make this even fabulous. 

Monday, 15 July 2013

Teal Refinished Dresser

Oh I was so excited to refinish this little beauty.  Not only was it a cute little dresser with a great shape but I also love the hardware that it came with.  

When I picked it up it was clear that it was well loved and they guy I got it from said he had it since he was a kid so it has been around for a few years. 

With a fresh coat of paint on the dresser and the drawer pulls she has been brought back to life and has found a new home to be used for many more years. 

 Summer here is in full swing and I am loving that my kids are sleeping in like every mom loves in the summer time.  My sister is getting married this upcoming weekend so I am excited to see the finished product.  Also keep your eyes opened for my next cake project. 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Flag Dresser Makeover

How have you all been?  While most of you have been on summer break for the past month, here in Canada we are enjoying our first week off.  It is nice to not have to run to soccer, cooking class, doing homework or making lunches.  Instead we have headed out camping, spent some time on the lake boating, played a the park and in the sprinkler.

In the meantime I have been trying to get done the hoards of projects I have on my to-do list.  One of which was this dresser.  I wanted to do something a little bit different this time, so I decided to do this flag piece. 

I have never done a pattern on a piece of furniture like this before but thought I would give it a try. It was a little tricky to get perfect lines but with a little extra detail work it turned out just how I wanted.