Texture + Light

Just messing around with the camera today and decided to see what I could do with some items around the house focusing on textures and light.
This was a new blanket I picked up from Restoration Hardware that seems to add just the right amount of texture to a room. 
Invitations seem to be flooding our house lately and these wedding invitations, made by the bride, Alexandra of Alexandra Works, were nothing short of beautiful.
And lastly, a sand dollar that Ryan and I found on the beach during a run a few weekends ago. One of my favorite things, is when Ryan brings me home sand dollars he found while on his beach run. I love that he takes care when making his selection and will never bring home a less than perfect one. I was lucky enough to actually find my first perfect sand dollar that day and don’t worry, I am still shaking sand out of it!
Happy Sunday!

DIY | Love Story Beverage Tray

If you remember, we hosted a bridal shower for my sister-in-law a few months ago posted here. One of the many projects was a beverage tray for the champagne buffet.  When I couldn’t find a tray that matched the theme, I resorted to making my own {actually, I made two}! The best part, the whole cost of the project was under $14!

Because my hands were full of either paint or glue, I was not able to take step-by-step pictures, but in short…

SUPPLIES:
- Wooden tray from Michaels - $3 with 40% off coupon
- Mod Podge - $6
- Paint Brush - free
- Gold Stamp Pad- free
- Custom Paper {psd or .jpg} - free
- Paint – I used an ivory acrylic paint- $1.79
- Sand Paper {not pictured} - free
- Twine {not pictured} - free
- Hot Glue {not pictured} – free

DIRECTIONS
- Download paper from links above {or use your own}
- Print paper onto 11×17 paper and cut to fit inside of tray
- Paint wooden tray
- Sand edges to give a worn look
- Apply light amounts of gold (I used an ink pad) to sanded edges and wipe off excess
- Place paper inside of tray to test fit. Remove paper and apply a thin layer of mod podge to bottom of tray. Place paper into bottom of tray pressing out any air bubbles. Let dry.
- Apply one or two layers of mod podge to top of paper to give it a “seal”.
- Wrap twine around handles for accent and hot glue the end making sure the twine end stops on the backside of the handle.
- Grab drinks and place onto tray for display!

xoxo