Posted in: Wedding
Tagged: big day
Well it’s been a while since I last posted and there’s a reason!
In September 2016, my then boyfriend proposed to me while travelling around Myanmar. Not wanting a long engagement we got married in June 2017. You could say I’ve been rather pre-occupied planning the wedding and of course upcycling and making as much as I could for it. I was wanting to post as I went along but decided to keep the plans under wraps until after the wedding as wanted everything to be a surprise for the guests! I now wish I had at least written them at the time…!
So the theme of the wedding was Travel, simply because I’m a bit of a traveller and since my newly acquired hubby, Danny, met me he’s become a bit partial to it too! The theme was also perfect because we’ve quite a lot of friends of different nationalities and origins so it was a great way of celebrating that. Plus, the other theme option was cars (Danny’s passion) and I wasn’t going to have that!
I’m just going to keep this blog post short and should be back very soon with more but in the meantime if you look at the title picture you can see pictures of some of the things I made. If you want a nose at some pics from my wedding then my cousin who is a wedding photographer and was there as a guest couldn’t resist snapping a few pics which you can view on her website: https://lesleythomasphotography.pixieset.com with the password: Bennett. Simply search for Chrissy & Danny’s Wedding on 17th June 2017.
Posted in: DIY
, home decor
, step by step
If you’re new to upcycling then this is a very simple, yet effective way to make a lampshade that requires virtually no skill at all!
If you’ve read my previous posts you’ll know I’m a bit of a hoarder and habitual upcycler/reuser/repurposer that doesn’t like to see anything going to waste – including old waste bins I’ve had for too many years to mention!
I’ve recently repainted our bedroom and changed the colour scheme so out with all the duck egg blue fittings and fixtures and in with the naturals – old fruit crates, shelf made from scaffolding boards and a scaffold plank to name a few alterations, so I needed a natural light shade to suit the scheme.
I’m not one to splash the cash when there’s cheap or even free alternatives so I decided to put an old wicker waste paper bin to use. I love the textures of natural materials and knew it would tie in great with my new decor. Plus it was a one minute job that basically involved cutting a hole in the top of the bin! Simples!
Not that you’ll need it, as it’s pretty self explanatory, but here’s step by step guide on how to make your very own lampshade!
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