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DIY Wedding Bar

I rescued this old buffet from my grandmother’s barn. It was hidden back in a far corner under boxes and boxes of old treasures. Once home I added a fresh coat of white paint. When we started it was the same color as the top, but I didn’t take a before photo.


We lightly sanded down the top a couple times. I wasn’t too worried about imperfections because I wanted a somewhat rustic, old feel to the piece. Having the top a little worn was okay.


Once sanded we added a couple coats of Minwax Red Mahogany stain.


I kept the handles as they were. I thought they tied in nicely with the top.


The transformed buffet worked perfect for our bar area at our wedding reception!



{Hadley Humphreys Photography}

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U Pick Flower Farm

I drive by these cute signs every day on my way to work. I finally had a day where I could take a moment to stop to see what they were all about.


I was so happy with what I had found. Flower Bucket Farm is a quaint little roadside stand next to a field full of flowers for you to pick. Everything is based on an honor system where the prices are listed per stem & flower type and you pay by leaving payment in a wooden box.


Some of the flowers were affected by the previous night’s frost, but we were still able to gather a few sunflower and zinnia stems.


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I haven’t had a whole lot of time to do much Fall decorating, but the flowers gave my hutch a nice little touch of Fall! We will be making more stops at the Flower Bucket Farm!


Wooden Wedding Details

I thought it was time to start sharing some of our wedding details. July & August were so busy  with all the details of planning our wedding. September was busy with our family starting school which means the kids are going back to school and we are going back to work.
Life is finally starting to feel like it is somewhat slowing down or at least falling into more of a routine each day. Which hopefully means I can dedicate more time to blogging.
I found this box at a yard sale for $5 in May.
It was in need of a good cleaning and a coat of white paint!
Once cleaned I really liked the patina of the wood and decided to keep it as is. This wood hue of the box is what set the tone for the other wooden items I was using in our rustic wedding décor.
I found Miniwax Red Mahogany that matched really well!
I gathered all of the items I wanted to stain. The list of items kept growing all summer. I finally had a day where I could lay out most everything and begin transforming all my finds.
I found these cheese boxes at Goodwill for $1.99 & $2.99. I wasn’t sure what I was going to use them for, but I figured I would stain them and use them somewhere.
All of the wooden letters came from Hobby Lobby.
One coat of stain was enough to change them into the shade I needed. Once stained I realize I would use the cheese boxes as a cake stand.
Here are all of the items being used as reception décor!
The wooden card box.
The wooden letters hung on an old white door behind our sweetheart table.
Crates were placed around the reception venue with flowers and other various décor items.
Our cake on top of one of the old cheese boxes.
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