Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mr. & Mrs. Place Settings

So I mentioned a few days ago that we went to a wonderful wedding reception for a beautiful couple.  Rebecca is such a cool girl and has such a fun personality.  I follow her every drool worthy pin on Pinterest with anticipation.  In fact my fist thought when I heard she was engaged was, "Oh all of her pins are going to come to life!!!!"

I really wanted to be able to do something for her from her Wish List on Pinterest and was in luck when I noticed THIS PIN where they painted silverware.  I also noticed on there that she had lots of pins in this gorgeous blue {I never know what to call it.  Teal?  Turquoise?  Robins Egg?  I'm only slightly better than boys when it comes to identifying colors.}  I knew I was going to paint her some silverware and when I got to the store the rest of the project just came to me.

My friend Amy went in on the project with me and helped talk me through it.

We ended up with a place setting for two.

{Pay no attention to the extreme patina that my deck table has.  Time for a new paint job.}

Anyone know what side the fork goes on?  I can never remember so I tried both.

Keep an eye out for a tutorial on how I did it all later this week.

Until then, I'll just give you the basics - the mats are bamboo mats spray painted in white.  I then used a stencil I made with my Cricut and dry brushed the blue to give it a worn look.  I did the same with the napkins.  As for the utensils I taped each of them off, sprayed them with primer and then dipped them in paint.

I really liked how they turned out {my ipod photos don't do it justice} and I hope the happy couple like it too.  Thanks Rebecca for inspiring me with all of your gorgeous pins!

May All Your Wildest Pins Come True!

And if you missed it HERE is the post about the card I made from their wedding announcement.

Have a Creative Day!!

- Alicia




  1. Ummm yeah...fork and napkin go on the left!!

    Such a cute idea :)

  2. adorable! looking forward to how you did it. following from tt&j!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  3. I love personalized gifts like this! It makes me want to be invited to a wedding!
    I would love if you would share this cute idea at my "It's a Celebration" link party!


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