CRAFT YOUR EASTER SHABBY CHIC!

Boston weather is finally warming up (for the moment..) and what a better way to start the season than a shabby chic furniture project!

 

I started by purchasing  an old cupboard from a local thrift store for about $10.  I knew this piece would be absolutely perfect for Easter, and I thought why not Shabby it up a bit! I purchased a few supplies from the local hardware and craft store and began my shabby chic masterpiece!

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Here’s what you will need to shabby chic wooden furniture:

Plaster of Paris

Paint &  Primer

Metallic Paint

Wax sealer

Paint brush

warm water

bucket

paint ruler

 

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To create my chalk board paint (which is often used for the look), I began by mixing  plaster of Paris with a little bit of warm  water to get a smooth milky consistency. I then mixed the plaster of Paris in with the white paint. You could easily buy chalk board paint at the store but its a little pricey :/ Plus its more fun to make your own and a lot cheaper!  When it comes to what your painting  it really is up to you. You do not have to do any real prep work to your furniture piece. As long as you have a solid wooden piece  you are ready to go! You might want to wipe it down if its a little dusty. Now let the painting begin!

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After letting my two coats of chalk board paint dry, I lightly brushed the areas of my cupboard that has nicks and bruises with metallic paint. This step is crucial for the shabby look! Afterwards I took my sanding block and gently struck the areas where I placed the metallic paint. This process gives you a more shabby -worn look.

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Viola now you have a new custom shabby chic furniture piece to show off at your next event! I immediately used mine for a mini Easter shoot with a friends niece! Check out how in the pics below!

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This was my first attempt at a ribbon banner, sooo freakin cute! Not bad for my first time. And our little model Kaylahni was an absolute diva 🙂

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           S.H.E. EVENT PLANNING HOPES EVERYONE HAS A HAPPY EASTER!

We loved to know what you think about our shabby chic project or simply share your Easter craft project with us!

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Honey N Tea Party!!!!

We almost forgot to post the pics from our latest event!  On Labor Day weekend, we had the opportunity of hosting a Fun event we called the Honey N Tea Party!

The theme for this event was inspired by Classic Winnie The Pooh. I organized this event for some close friends of mine and their children. Being that we live in the city of Boston, It’s not that likely that our city kids or their parents will ever attend a tea party. Anyone can host a tea party and it doesn’t have to be for any particular reason. Any reason is perfect to dress up, look good and eat good. So the Honey N Tea party was born!

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 One of the major components for this event was the Honey Snack Bar. The overall design concept for the snack bar was a woodsy-rustic feel with a hint of elegance, being that it was for a tea party. All the snacks on the snack bar were all Honey flavored except one. The snacks included:
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Honeycombs Cereal
Honey Teddy Graham Crackers
Fried Dough Pops
(All food items were purchased from Family Dollar. The Pizza dough purchased from Stop & Shop was rolled into balls and dropped in a deep fryer. Then I coated them in powdered sugar and cinnamon a few moments before the tea party began!)
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Design Elements For the Snack Bar: 
Handmade  “Honey Bar” Banner (S.H.E. Event Planning)
Beehive Basket (found/purchased at local thrift shop)
Mini Bee’s( A.C. Moore)
Honey Pots( Spray Painted Yellow, purchased at A.C. Moore)
Vintage Milk Bottles (S.H.E. Event Planning)
Honey dippers (craftparts.com)
DIY materials for Banner and Invitations : 
Banner Template
Card stock Paper
Printer
2-3 1 yd. rolls of Lace Trim
Scissors
Twine
Hot Glue Gun
Elmer’s Glue
Duct Tape
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The Honey N’ Tea party table was setup for 8 special guest with multiple floral arrangements, wooden garden chairs and a simple but very pretty lace table cloth. The menu for the tea table included:
Tea (Apple Juice)
Tea Sandwiches ( Peanut Butter + Jelly)
Cheese and Crackers
Ambrosia( Fruit cups)
Pudding
Vanilla Sugar Cookies
Cupcakes (provided by Stop & Shop)
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Design Elements for Tea Table:
Floral arrangements( My Personal Garden)
Wood Garden Chairs (Be Our guest Party Rental)
Tea table place settings (S.H.E. Event Planning)
Lace table cloth (local Thrift Shop)
Hand made Labels (S.H.E. Event Planning)
DIY materials for Food Labels
Label Template
Card stock paper
Printer
Laminator
Scissors
Label Stands
The Honey N Tea Party Activities: included story time and a Scavenger Hunt. I wrote and created a personalized story book called the Honey N Tea Party Adventure. The story was about Pooh and his friends getting ready to go to a Honey N Tea Party where they must bring and share their favorite things. But Pooh and the Gang can not find their favorite things so they must get help from the Guests at the Tea Party( here I listed our actual Tea Party guests in the book!)
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After I read to the kids we began the scavenger hunt. All the kids received a scroll which acted as a map for all the items they must find.
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The Scavenger Hunt items were:
Pooh’s Honey Pot (small mason jars)
Piglet’s Blankets (old pink sheet cut into strips)
Eeyore’s Tail (black and gray felt, pink ribbon A.C. Moore)
Rabbit’s Carrot (whole carrots from Stop & Shop)
Owl’s Notebook( A.C. Moore)
Tigger’s Slinky (Iparty)
Guest Favors:  I purchased small jars of Honey and each jar was labeled with a tag that said ” Thanks for BEE-ing Here!”
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DIY materials for Honey Jar Labels:
Label Template
Card stock paper
Printer
Scissors
Hole Puncher
Twine
 Event Design Credits: S.H.E. Event Planning
Photography Credits: Allyson Voner Photography www.Allysonvoner.com
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