Monday, June 28, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Imagine this... a two week honeymoon on a tropical island staying at luxury resorts with the one you love. You sold? This is what a recent client of mine opted for as oppose to a large scale wedding. I am finding that more couples these days are choosing to cut wedding day costs by getting married at City Hall. Many couples still want to share their special day with their family and friends; therefore, the ceremony is typically followed by an intimate dinner.
My client requested that All Set design her bouquet, corsages, boutonniere for the groom and tablescape for 22 guests, for a sit down dinner. “Keep it simple” was the input from the bride, along with “I’d like a little pop of color somewhere”. The design was exactly that-simple with a pop of yellow here and there.
Aloha to the newlyweds!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
- Cordon Bleu
- Le Creuset
Monday, June 14, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
After a joyous Monday spent perusing the inventory at Z Galleries, I was inspired to give my bedroom a little face lift. Specifically, I had been contemplating replacing my bedside nightstand. This piece was something that I had purchased from Target years ago- and needless to say, the markings and stains were evidence of its age. But before I invested in a brand new piece, I decided to try an come up with a more cost efficient solution.
Off to Michael's I went. While wandering the isles I found my answer- Mod Podge. Every crafter needs to know about this fabulous product. Mod Podge is an adhesive and sealant. The product is offered in two different finishes; matte and glossy. For this particular project, I selected the glossy finish.
The next decision I had to make was not so easy, which 12x12 patterned paper did I want to fall asleep and wake up to everyday?! At $1.00 a piece, I narrowed it down to three different patterns and decided to purchase them all.
Once home, it was clear which option I needed to choose. Ten minutes later, I had a new bedside nightstand that worked perfectly with the colors and décor in my bedroom. All without breaking the bank – total for my Sunday makeover? $9.65!