Wedding: Project Upcycle

January 15, 2015

As you have probably established, our wedding is being put together on a shoestring budget - but I still want all those little extras, so a lot of it is being lovingly made by us.

To keep in line with the invitations that I made - I wanted to keep a bit of a colour theme going with the turquoise and aqua colours. 

We live in a block of flats which has a communual bin area down the back - it is a haven for flytippers!

Seriously - we have pretty much furnished our flat from other peoples dumped furniture. We have two leather sofas, a Lloyd Loom chair, a 1950's display cabinet, a rug and we even carpeted our stairs from off-cuts.

We also love Trash Nothing 

Trash Nothing is a website where you can pick up other people's unwanted treasures for free - as long as you are willing to go and collect them yourselves. Lee stumbled across this website a few months ago and so far we have got ourselves: three crates of mixed glasses, lots of jam jars and tea light holders and plastic forks (for our wedding hogroast). Our best freebie so far has been enough laminate flooring to cover the kid's bedroom and our landing - the only catch was that Lee had to go to their home and take the flooring up - but it was in perfect condition.

Back to the wedding preparations......

Taking inspiration from an Etsy listing - I wanted to make a rustic looking sign out of an old pallet, luckily Lee found one that was being unused. I also had some leftover turquoise Autentico chalk paint (chalk paint is the best!) - so I sanded 

the pallet down and got painting. I then gave it a coat of clear wax and dark wax, and added a little bit of gold gilding wax. The lyrics - which will eventually be painted on in black - are from Hey Ho by the Lumineers. Once this is finished it will be nestled somewhere near our wedding tipi.

 

Tags: bunting, DIY, colour chart, swatch,

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Hello, I'm Sarah. Part of a family of 5 who can often be found foraging in the woods or camping at a festival. I love anything boho and am rarely without my camera.

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