The Furniture Gods

Two weeks ago I went back home to PA to celebrate one of my mom's and my favorite holidays- Community Yard Sale Day! {Yayyyy}

I got some great finds- several milk glass vases and bowls, a pair of antique crocheted pillow cases, a mail sorter, some picture frames, and this:

We took a break from our morning of yard sale-ing to grab pit beef sandwiches at the local fire hall for lunch. While at my parents for lunch I was admiring their telephone table which they had had for years. I think it came from my grandmother's house.
 And I must have said the magic words- "I want to find a table like that!"

Because the Furniture Gods answered my prayers!

At our last yard sale of the day, I spied this beauty. It was covered with mauve velvet fabric and had a loose leg but I saw its inner beauty. So with a little bargaining {and some serious manipulating to get it into the car} this little beauty came home with me!

I broke out my beloved chalk paint and got a much needed lesson on recovered chair seats from my Camp Mom and here's my charming little telephone table now!

I painted it with Old White first and then Paris Gray so all the fabulous little details would pop once I distressed it. 

How adorable did it turn out??


Our DIY Wedding!

So I know it has been F-O-R-E-V-E-R since I last blogged! And there's no excuse for it!

Life is back to normal post-wedding. I wish I could say it's settled down and routine but that would be a lie. The hubby and I have both been busy with new jobs and grad school for him. And I have been trying to find time for some crafting and blogging. I do have a few projects I'm working on at the moment. 

However, I have several projects saved up from before the wedding that I was waiting to share.  I was really happy with how everything came together. I received so many compliments on my DIY projects!

Here's a few things I was saving up!

 I didn't get a great picture of my finished keyboards and keys. 
We should be getting our wedding pictures any day now and I hope there are 
some good pictures of all the little details I worked so hard on.
 I wanted to do something really fun and unique for our guestbook so I when I saw a similar fingerprint tree on Etsy I knew I could make one!
 I love the way it turned out! Now I just need to find somewhere to hang it!
 We finished making our wedding programs the day before the wedding. 
Have you ever been working on a project and feel like everything possible was going?
That was these programs! I couldn't get them lined up right. Then the printer wouldn't work. Then we ran out of ink. Then we couldn't get the booklets punched at the top. Then we ran out of hemp.
So to say the least, they took several late nights of work {and recruited help} to get them finished!
 I made this banner, along with a 'Thank You' banner, to be used in our pictures. 
I love the way it looks hanging in our bedroom. 
{I'm not sure how I'm going to re-purpose the 'Thank You' banner though...}
 This was absolutely one of my favorite projects!
 Our ring bearer book! I made the book safe and my Camp Mom made the {GORGEOUS} pillow!
 I love love love how vintage-y and perfect it turned out.

Quick side story: I did have to use costume rings on the big day because our ring bearer seemed a little distracted during the rehearsal and with the way he was carrying the book and running all over the place I was afraid the rings wouldn't make it to the alter! 
{He did just fine on the big day though!
 He even stepped up and saved the day when the flower girl got cold feet!}
I made these Mr. and Mrs. signs at 11am the morning of the wedding. 
They were a quick last minute detail that I almost didn't have time to make! 
This is proof that even the smallest and easiest projects can really help make the day special.

I'll share more pictures when we get them. 
Here's the link to our wedding feature on our photographer's website: 

Featured Wedding- Jacalynn + Michael