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Bon Weekend – Art in the city

Charleston Art Walk and Aetlier Gallery Opening Cocktail Reception
Tonight from 6 – 8
153 King Street
843-722-5668

atelier gallery is a transitional gallery space that focuses on supporting and promoting the work of both established and emerging, local and regional artists. ever since opening in february of 2009, atelier has been known for bringing fresh, original artwork to local and national collectors alike.

atelier’s philosophy is based on the belief that our collector’s needs are of utmost importance and introducing them to the best, beautiful, affordable and collectible pieces of fine art and craft is our passion. atelier’s knowledgeable staff have over 20 years of experience and are happy to assist in helping you find the perfect addition to your home or office.

They have really amazing work and my stuff is among them! We hope to be there for a good portion of the reception.

DIY price tags

I tip my hat again to the wonderfully creative Stella Maris for inspiring these. We purchased two beautiful rolls of vintage wallpaper to use for various items for the wedding. We were in hopes of making May (Day) Baskets for the ceremony chairs but it proved to be too fragile and we ran out of steam trying to make them work. I have many shapes cut out and they’ve sat for two and a half years. I needed something to do with them and wanted to have something fun for my price tags. When Stella showed me hers, which were made with origami paper, the idea clicked.

They’re incredibly easy to do and I’m not sure if they warrant a full tutorial. Just tape both sides and use a tag punch to make the shapes. I have a punch that makes three sizes of tags and I strung them with embroidery thread.

Thanks Stella!

Bon Weekend – Vintage goodies

We picked up this wonderful pitcher and ice bucket at an estate sale for our bar cart in the breakfast nook {pictures coming soon}. They had a great selection of matching starburst glasses and other accessories, but we kept our purchases to just these. I think they’ll add a lovely touch to the space.

I have some projects to share next week and some exciting new ideas to try out. I am very, very thankful of Labor Day sales at Michaels happening right now! Psst… they honor A.C. Moore coupons, by the way!

Until then, I hope everyone has a safe and fabulous holiday weekend!

New commission pieces

When Michael was in Atlanta in June, I sent him to Gail K. Fabrics (aka Fabric Mecca) armed with swatches and color preferences. He got into a conversation with a lovely bride-to-be and her mother, and showed them my work. Kate got in contact with me, we brainstormed, and I made her a belt and matching hair piece.

I also showed her the flower on a larger scale, coming in at 8″ wide.

Kate, I hope you love these as much as I loved making them for you!

Revisions

I decided to mock-up the box without the Leo symbol and add a few more lights. I like it much better and now we just need to make it look like this in reality. I’ll then write up the tutorial for the end of the week. Right now, I need to finish a commission!

Starz

stars

I had a couple of posts I wanted to share today but I’m going to save them till later in the week. I snapped a photo of the stars from the LED light strand we used from the project I posted yesterday because I think we can do something with them in the bedroom. I love the pattern/layering effect of the plastic. Me thinks it will do well with the walls.

It’s in the stars… I may have used this headline before!

Ha! I just noticed I published a post that is far from being ready to share at this time. 🙂 But I will share this finished piece I have in for a DIY submission. I think it’s pretty cool and I’ll either share the full details later!

Leo

Sneak Peek – Dining room chairs

We also finished the dining room chairs, which have been sitting in the garage with what looked like a terrible case of diaper rash for a year! It’s an entertaining story and I will be more than happy to share it on Monday with more a few more photos. In the meantime, here’s a reference photo of their previous incarnation.

Bon Weekend – Flurries of activity.

We’ve finished several projects over the last couple of weeks and I think we’re good to say that the entry/stairs are finished for the moment. I’m happy with how everything looks right now and I’m sure we’ll add a few things down the road. We also need to add the rocks to the boot tray (which was purchased from Crate & Barrel).

I do have some touch-up work on the kick plates as taping appears to have been a giant fail on several steps.

Before:

During:

After: (more…)

Bon Weekend – The next steps

You betcha, I went there. Here’s a sneak peek at the latest step in the painting project. These were done by Michael and he decided to mimic wood grain with the brush pull effect. I think they look pretty awesome. We have one more effect we’re trying to accomplish before applying the polyurethane.

Have a safe and fabulous weekend!

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