Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Anniversary Week: The Table

Sun Kissed husband and I will soon be married for 16 years!  I thought it would be sweet to find a way to display our marriage vows (at least part of them).  Wall space in my house is quickly becoming a privilege, so framing and hanging something up was not really an option. My answer came when I saw this in Design Sponge. (I would love to take credit for this idea but the truth is, I’m just not that inventive.  Shhh, don’t tell anybody.)  
Images from Sticks and Bricks

It was a labor of love made by Liz of Sticks and Bricks.  She chiseled each letter one at a time!

Shortly after, I found this at a garage sale leftover.  I seem to bump into leftovers every once in a while because I usually don't make it out of the house early enough.  By the time 1:00 or 2:00 roll around, it's too hot in South Florida to sit out in the hopes of selling maybe five more dollars worth of things.   It was in perfect condition when I got it, but I let it sit outside where it got wet. 

My first thought was to sand my little table and stain it.  But first of all, I hate sanding.  And second of all, one of the things that makes my inspiration table beautiful is the gorgeous detail of the wood grain.  Since I didn't have gorgeous wood grain, I decided to pack my sander in and just paint.  I did sand it just enough to take the sheen off because I don't like priming either.  (Can you tell I'm an instant gratification kind of chick?)

After the paint dried, I stamped the words using a stamp set and ink pad I bought at Jo-Ann Fabrics a while back when they had them 40% off.  I was actually going to include more of the vows but I got impatient once again.  (Notice Sun Kissed Boy #3's art on the Marriage Service program.)

Finally, I sprayed it with polyurathane.

Here it is in it's place.   I

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Kelli W said...

What a fun touch! I love that idea, and yours turned out really cute! I also LOVE your couch...we have the exact same one:)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love it!!! You did a great job of putting your own twist on the project. I like the table in white. :) It's a really pretty, nostalgic project. Visiting from The CSI Project today. :)

Lori said...

I really love this project. What a perfect addition to your living room.

Restorative Living said...

How amazing are you?!!! Seriously, I love, love this idea. SO original and fantastic. I'm in love with this project.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That is so cool! It's such a pretty and meaningful touch.

Lessons Learned said...

i love how yours came out! i also have my eyes on making one...i have the original stashed away in my 'to do' files. oh how cute would one like yours be on a balcony (apartment dweller). :)

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh I love both of the tables! Great job on yours!! I am so going to have to copy this idea!

Ashlee Marie said...

I absolutely love it. My 10th anniversary is coming up and I am totally going to use this! I just started a link party and I would love it if you would drop in and add your table! http://imtopsyturvy.com/index.php/2010/07/topsy-turvy-tuesdays-1/

Judy@cutest-little-things.blogspot.com said...

What a cute idea! Good job!


Jami said...

ohhhh! I love it. Such a sweet idea!


The Event Divas, LLC said...

I love this idea as well and can't wait to make one out of an old door! If you don't want to stamp it the original artist used metal stamps you get from the hardware store. It's really easy if you practice on the backside. Afterward rub some darker stain or paint into the impressions to give it depth.

Shaunna said...

Beautiful and a subtle way to add something so personal and special to you guys! Great job! Visiting through CSI...so nice to meet you! And thank you for the sweet comment on the daybed! -shaunna :)

Ashlee Marie said...

I'm featuring this on my blog today! Come on by and grab a button!