Monday, September 14, 2015

DIY Antique Window x Wedding Quote Display


So many apologies for being MIA all week! I've been traveling and crafting away because my beautiful friend finally said 'I do' to the love of her life this past weekend. EVERYTHING - from the invitations, to the theme, to the venue.... was nothing short of magical. I was recruited to make these adorable personalized wedding party glasses as a gift for her bridal shower, and went home with another project to show off on their special day. I'm super impressed at how fab it came out, and I couldn't wait any longer to show you how easy it was!
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First things first - my heart nearly exploded at first sight of their invitations. Kelly & Michael both met overseas in Australia, so the whole "vintage travel" meets "rustic country" wedding theme couldn't be any more fitting. Not pictured: the RSVP card was a postcard.






Outdoor reception at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY. So beyond gorgeous and right on the Hudson, with views of the Mid Hudson Bridge. It was lit up red white + blue for 9/11. You can also grab my dress on Amazon here.


DIY inspiration via KaylaDanelle.com:



Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 vintage window frame + glass
  • Acrylic paint + paint brush (optional)
  • Windex or multipurpose cleaner (optional)
  • Burlap
  • Staple gun
  • Photos of choice
  • Double sided tape
  • Chalk marker

Step 1:  Lay tarp or newspaper down and begin painting the window frame with acrylic paint. This step is optional. Once dry, be sure to to clean the glass front and back to wipe away any streaks, fingerprints, or paint.


tip: for a super rustic look, do not paint more than one coat.


Step 2:  Place double-sided tape to each corner of the FRONT of your photos, and stick to the back of the glass. When looking at the front side of your window, your photos should be behind the glass.



Step 3:  Lay the window face-down and lay your burlap over the back side, overlapping the frame about 1 inch on all four sides. Cut, then fold 1 inch of the burlap inward, and use your staple gun to secure it to the back frame.




Step 4:  Have another person pull the burlap on the opposing side so the fabric lays flat, and staple away!



Step 5:  The quote. Practice makes perfect!


chalk markers come off with Windex - it only took me two tries!


VoilĂ !


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