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Furniture Up-Cycling Project. Chalk Paint Bedside Tables.
22.02.2015

Furniture Painting Upcycle Annie Sloan English Yellow Chalk Paint

 

G and I have been on the search for bedroom furniture for the past few months now.

We brought our first home (a new build flat) around 8 years ago now and back then we kitted out our bedroom in MFI flat packed furniture. Our tastes have changed a lot over the years and we didn’t like it any more. So when we were packing to move to our current home G got rid of our wardrobe and we had been using a rail in our room for the past 18 months or so.

We couldn’t justify spending a fortune, when there are so many great solid pieces of furniture left unwanted and unloved. By chance I had another look at eBay and found our new wardrobe. Which then led us to revamp the whole suite.

Cue this little project.

We wanted a mismatched look to our bedroom furniture. We have a 1950s wardrobe and dressing table plus an antique pine chest of drawers. Next on the list were the side boards to go with our newly ordered bed. I thought some painted pine drawers in a colour pop hue would be super fun.

These little beauties popped up on gumtree for £45. Perfect.

 

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I was keen to avoid the distressed look and went for the bold Annie Sloan chalk paint in English Yellow. I ummed and ahhed about the brand of paint and technique but kept coming back to the Annie Sloan range. The lack of prep needed really appealed to me as did the matt finish.

I found my local stockist who was so very patient with me while I debated the pros and cons of Provence, English Yellow and Antoinette shades.

So I plucked for yellow, my favourite colour and the clear wax.

 

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Cosy Rich Toned & Woodsy House Wedding Ideas
21.02.2015

Cosy Woodsy House Wedding Ideas http://www.jennifervanelk.com/

 

Today we are cosying up in a beautiful house in Indiana, the kind you see in films you only wish were here in the UK. Think candlelight, rich hues and woodsy details. I so love the striking bridal hair and make up and those scrumptious cakes. There are so many wonderful ideas here WWWers.

Thanks so much to Jennifer Van Elk Photography for sharing these dreamy images today.

“Indiana loses it’s color quickly in the fall time. So as designers and artist, we are constantly trying to find ways to bring back life into our beloved state, like the colorful people that reside in it. Aisle Ready Events, along with Entertaining with a Flair, planned a gorgeous woodsy shoot. All of the details, right down to the invites reflect fun and class that ties together the theme perfectly. Evergreen, rich plum, beautiful peonies, and a delicious naked cake is sure to many fall brides swoon.”

 

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Alternative, DIY, Real Weddings
Creative & Hand Crafted Wow Wedding in a Swimming Pool
20.02.2015

Creative Hand Crafted Swimming Pool Wedding http://www.emmaboileau.co.uk/

 

A wedding with the wow factor is what WWW readers Danielle and Ben hoped to create. I can confirm they certainly achieved that as I for one was bowled over by their creative and unique day.

They chose to hold their ceremony and party in the Victoria Baths Manchester, the most beautiful building which provided the perfect backdrop to their hand crafted décor and details. And boy were there a lot of those, there were pinwheels, table runners and hanging lampshades to name a few.

Danielle wore the romantic “Beth” by Johanna Hehir with the sweetest yellow cardigan, while Ben donned converse, braces and a bow tie to awesome effect.

Thanks so very much to the amazing Emma Boileau Photography for sharing these photographs today.

 

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Creative Yellow ‘Greys’ Waterfall Woods Wedding
19.02.2015

Creative Yellow 'Greys' Waterfall Woods Wedding http://www.lucylittle.co.uk/

 

 

Hannah and Jacob are one of those couples who are just so inspirational. Their whole wedding had an ethos I really admire, with makers and artists incorporated into their super personal wedding.

To begin, they chose their own surname ‘Greys’, which was entwined into their celebrations in the details. An embroidery of their surname was hand stitched onto a rug, which they stood on to marry and now is now pride of place in their living room. The very spot they married. Amazing! Then there were the numerous hand crafted touches, from the yellow pom poms used as a flower alternative to the book paper details. Everything was so very thoughtful.

I’ve not even mentioned the extraordinary location yet, just check out that portrait above. The waterfall was a magical spot to tie the knot and the surrounding woodland made for some marvellous portraits.

Not to mention that Hannah donned a stunning vintage charity shop dress find while Jacob went for yellow trousers, effortlessly gorgeous.

Thanks so much to Lucy Little Photography for sharing these brilliant images today.

 

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Magical Romantic Pink & Green Fairy Lights Wedding
19.02.2015

Magical Romantic Pink Green Fairy Lights Wedding http://www.touchphotography.co.uk/

 

If you are looking for floral inspiration for your day, this is the real wedding feature for you.

Claire and Rob tied the knot on the 11th July 2014 at Spains Hall in Essex. With the help of wedding planner extraordinaire Bernadette from Dream Occasions they created a magical yet romantic affair.

Flowers were one of the most important elements of the styling for bride Claire and boy were they all kinds of beautiful. Pink and green blooms were everywhere, Peonies, Hydrangeas, Roses and Astilbe were just a few of the many flowers chosen. Then there were the magnificent Silver Birch trees behind the top table, dreamy fairy lights and hessian table runners which really set the marquee off a treat.

Lets not forget the beautiful attire and a special visit from Claire’s horse Puzzle. Wow.

Thanks so much to Touch Photography for providing the lovely imagery.

 

 

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