17 February 2011

Thrifty Wedding DIY Project

Hello! How are you today friends? I'm daydreaming about the upcoming long weekend! But alas, it's not here yet...

In the meantime, let's talk weddings. One trend I'm really liking on the wedding blogs is the vintage birdcase as card holder. This one over at Style Me Pretty especially caught my eye...I love the creamy white shade, girlish ribbon and printed label.

 {image via Style Me Pretty} 

So...I was super jazzed to stumble across this reproduction bird cage at a local thrift shop for a mere seven bucks. It's a little on the small side but I think I just might be able to make it work! You know I love a little DIY... But first things first, the awful dark colour. That just won't do - so I plan to pick up some creamy white spray paint and give it a few good coats to lighten it up. I might even rough it up a bit to give it more of a vintage feel. Then a printed card sign, maybe some of the turquoise twine and voila! My own stylish wedding card holder!


What do you think friends? Should i keep it solid or distress it? If you had a card holder on your special day, what did you use?

Hope your day is lovely and remember - the weekend is almost here! Yippee!

12 comments:

  1. I'd say distress it. But I'd do a reddish-brown layer first, then the cream, so that when it's distressed it looks a little like rust underneath, to give it more depth. The cream with go better with the turquoise ribbon, too :)

    Love the idea!

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  2. I am always on the look out for vintage bird cages- preferably ones that I could fit monkeys into.

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  3. I vote for distressing it. Nice find!

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  4. I LOVE it! You should totally paint and distress it. It's so pretty I wish I could have found something like that.

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  5. Very nice! Can't wait to see its makeover. :)Alyssa

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  6. I am a sucker for rust, so my vote goes to creamy white w/rust spots.

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  7. We had people fill out cards and hang them up on twine with clothes pins....but we got married in a barn :)

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  8. I say definetly paint it, but I would use a color, something soft like robins egg blue with cream ribbon. the cage is a very nice idea.

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  9. How do you distress metal? I love that idea for my own projects!

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  10. I think that is a fab idea! Out of the ordinary, special touches is what your friends and family will remember on your special day! I like the idea of using color too, like Amanda said. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  11. Hey Arianna,

    I was just thinking of taking a high grit sandpaper sponge to it once the paint is fully dry. This will rub off some of the paint and reveal the metal underneath. Then I would spray it with an aerosol water-based polyurethane to seal it up!

    XO
    Lenore

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  12. Oh Lenore, I am getting so many ideas from you for my own some-time-in-the-future wedding! I'm very happy that you are blogging about your ideas and plans!

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Thanks so much for stopping by, I love reading all your comments! If you have a specific question, please email me at lhume1@mts.net. XO Lenore