Sunday, July 31, 2011

DIY Mercury Glass...Part II...Uh oh

My hands are sparkly from playing with the looking glass spray to make these DIY Mercury Glass Vases for a wedding on August. 13th.

Once I started on them I realized there is a problem....the spray can't reach the bottom of the vase.....hmmm. So I decided to press on and finished one before I started to worry. I didn't "mercurize" it. Here's how it came can clearly see through the bottom of the vase and you can clearly see me taking pictures...

Then I "mercurized" it to see how it would look.

So what to do?

Monday, July 25, 2011

DIY Mercury Glass!

For my next wedding mercury glass vases/stands would be perfect. So I literally spent months looking for something affordable...(it got to be so bad that I was afraid they would start recognizing me in Homegoods!) About a month ago I emailed the bride to let her know that I was having trouble finding what she had envisioned.....but she is a clever one and knowing I will undertake a DIY project she directed me to this site.

So I had the instructions...but finding this 'Looking Glass' spray was insane. I went to several stores and no luck...and when I tried to order it online from Sears the shipping charges were something like 50 bucks...for 3 little cans of spray paint!? So I figured I'd try it with 'Chrome'....yuck....a greyish mess, but I did see how it would work and that it would work. So encouraged, I finally ordered it from AC Moore and it came at the end of last week. Today I had a chance to try it out and I made my first Mercury glass. This didn't come out perfect...I took off too much paint in spots, but now I know how to do it....and knowing is half the battle....(really bad G.I. Joe reference...I have an older brother...I watched a lot of G.I Joe).

Here's how it came out.

Englewood Women's Club, Englewood NJ

This was my second wedding at this site and the weather could not have been any more different. The last time I was here there was freshly fallen snow on the ground...just enough to stick to the trees and make gorgeous wedding photos for the bride. it was an almost 100 degree I said...can't get much different than that. This is the perfect place for a smaller wedding (80 ish people). The building has beautiful bones and doesn't have any of that wedding factory ugly carpet and wall paper. Plain walls, plain hardwood floors, beautiful can really make it what you want. Here's a link to their site: Englewood Women's Club.

I really enjoyed working with the bride. The cute pitchers for the centerpieces were something her and her mother came across and it really just set the whole relaxed country type theme for the wedding. The entire family was involved in this one with many little DIY projects going on here and there. The mother of the bride even made her necklace! Beautiful!
It was really nice to meet them and spend a little time with them on such a special occasion.

I used one of my favorite 'flowers'....'flowers' because they are a ball so most people might not consider them an actual flower. They are called craspedia, and they are the little yellow balls you'll see in the photographs below.

Bridal Bouquet; Delphinium, Yellow Roses, Craspedia, White Dahlia, Lace (yes this is the stuff that grows on the side of the road...although don't get any ideas...I did not pick these off the side of the road (could you imagine!) they were grown in a green house little buggies crawling on the ones on the side of the road...ok so I'll admit it..when I was little I used to pick them...from the side of the road).

Boutonnieres; I always have fun with these....


Wedding Ceremony Arch;

Next Wedding August 13, Rye NY.....I'm making my own 'mercury' glass vases for this one. I was attempting it today and will put up a post soon with pictures.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Trump National Golf Course, Colts Neck NJ

Here's a sweet little something for a party for two sweet little somethings expected in October. The colors were orange and pink, and that theme was present in every last little detail. This mom to be should think about becoming a wedding planner...her eye for detail is impeccable!

How cute is this candy/cupcake table!

My 'helper' returns...

Next wedding....July 23rd