How the Ugliest Pictures Ever are Now My Favorite Thing Ever

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A couple of years ago, I came across the ugliest pictures ever.  I mean…I am sure they were quite the rage, at some point in time…maybe.  But, even though the fake paintings were blinding, all I could see were the gorgeous champagne gold and white distressed wooden frames around them.

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I held onto them, and continued moving them from closet to closet…one warehouse to the next.  Until now.

I love the new { slash-old-and-always-because-it’s-gold…lets be honest } trend to adore all things gold.   And, I think chalkboards are the most fun.  We have a lot of rustic chalkboards and signs for weddings.  But, wait…WHAT BRAIN?  I don’t have ANY chic and fancy gold trimmed chalkboards…HOLD PLEASE.

Needless to say, I was super excited to transform these {now} beauties.

Step 1. Tape the frame (I used the multi-surface 3M painters tape, and it worked so well…no peeling!  In a minute, you’ll see what a good job taping I did. 


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Step 2 – Head to a well ventilated place to paint.

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Step 3 – Using Chalkboard spray paint (because I’m lazy and don’t like having to really paint, so I use spray paint whenever I can!)  go evenly back and forth, until it’s covered in a light coat.

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Step 4 – Repeat until picture is thoroughly covered. (I had a few splatters from the spray paint, but I think it gives a little character to the chalkboard. If splatters bother you, I’d suggest using a brush to paint the board.)

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Step 5 – See my good tape job?  Haha.  I didn’t realize I hadn’t fully sealed the tape, so I had a little get on my frame.  Also, this sweet little leaf fell right before I snapped this pic, so I decided to let him stay for a bit.

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Step 6 – I dabbed my Q-tip into a little nail polish remover, and lightly rubbed until the black came off. No big.

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Step 7- Have an adorable little fancy pants gold painted chalkboard!  Can’t wait to show it off in this weekend’s wedding!

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Brittany & Bobby

It was so fun to dream with Brittany about her big day, and then see it all come together. She was a beautiful bride, and had a gorgeous wedding day at O’Henry!

Special thanks to the amazing team of vendors that helped make this day an amazing one: Venue: O’Henry; Photography: Mark Potter Photography; DJ & Photo Booth: Triad DJ and Events; Hair & Make Up: Updo’s Studio; Cake: Maxie B’s; Ceremony Musician’s: Andrea and Virginia Wimmer; Flowers & Design: Relish Design Co.

 

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Springtime Social Graces

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We are so excited to be offering another Social Graces course this Spring! Just in time for weddings, Easter and springtime family gatherings.

We invite your child to join us at Social Graces, a four week class for 2nd-5th graders, where he or she will learn appropriate behavior for all situations.  Alongside their peers, your child will learn etiquette in a way that is relevant and fun. Learning will take place in a small group setting, creating a welcoming environment while allowing your little lady or gentleman to receive personal attention.
Cost ~ $125
Class Dates ~ Mar. 23, 30, Apr. 6, & 13,
Class Time ~ 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Location ~ Maxie B’s Parlor
2403 Battleground Ave.
~ Spaces Limited ~
Course will include lessons on table etiquette, silverware placement, posture, verbal and nonverbal communication with adults and peers, letter writing, manners, guest and host relations, restaurant behavior, ordering from menus, event behavior, appropriate attire for social occasions, and more!
To receive more information and to reserve your child’s place, please email Meredith Uber (meredith.uber@gmail.com) or Melissa (melissa@relishdesigncompany.com).

Bright & Beautiful Flowers!

I had a super fun bride back in July, and she was super excited about bright flowers…hot pink and orange to be exact. She picked black for her bridesmaids to wear, and with such a neutral color, we could go all out with her fuchsia and orange theme she wanted. We were so glad to be able to do them, because how often do you get to do flowers like these?? Gorgeous work done by my amazing floral designer, Joy. Thank you, Elena, for having the creativity and spunk to let us go big, bright, and beautiful!

Thanks to the talented Mike Micciche for these great shots!

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Chelsea & Chad

Chelsea was a dream of a bride. With her sweet smile, and her peaceful way, she elegantly walked through her wedding day. Even when it rained and poured, she continued in graceful confidence every step into Chad’s arms. It was a joy and a pleasure to be a part of their gorgeous day.

Special thanks to these amazing vendors for making their sacred day such a wonderful one.

Photographer: Meredith Rowe Photography
Venue: Willow Oaks Plantation
Caterer: 4U Catering
Floral & Event Design: Relish Design Co.
DJ/Music: Jason Barnes
Cake: Sweet Megs

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