DIY Bouquets & Boutonnières

How I Made My Own Wedding Flowers

I knew pretty early on into our wedding planning that I wanted to make my own bouquet.  After hearing how much people typically spend on wedding flowers, plus hearing all kinds of horror stories on wedding planning forums about things going wrong with florists and fresh flowers either wilting or falling apart, it seemed like a no brainer.  Plus, I'm relatively crafty and pretty particular about how I want something done when it's a project that I really care about.

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Vintage Bar Cart Makeover

IMG_3695I am really excited to share my latest DIY project with you guys!

The basement of my house is petty much set up for entertaining.  There’s a bar area, a table and chairs for dining, a bathroom, and a sitting area with comfy seating and a TV.  Each time I hosted a party, however, I kept running in to the same problem: although there were plenty of places to sit down there, there was really nowhere for people to be able to be able to pour their drinks without getting in someone else’s way.  I used to  have a beat up old card table (which was disguised with a table cloth until my cats shredded it up) where I would set out things like 2 liters, cups, lemons, cherries, a bottle opener, etc.  It was functional, but it wasn’t pretty.

Then, I was driving home one day when I happened to pass a yard sale.  I found a couple of treasures that day, but the most exciting thing was this vintage bar cart, which I managed to score for just a couple bucks. Continue reading “Vintage Bar Cart Makeover”