Distractions in DIY

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When I was a kid my dad and I would, (as my mother would say) "traipse over hell's half acre", hitting up every thrift store in a 100 km radius looking for treasures. My dad was an avid vinyl collector (when my parents moved houses, there was a mini cube U-haul full of only records and books. Retired English teacher much?!) and I became his trusty shopping companion. I do love the thrill of the hunt. I don't do it as much anymore, but when I do I always remember how good it feels to find the exact piece you had in mind!

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I had a bunch of Pinterest-y inspired wedding related ideas and while I'm not super crafty (and managed to spoil a frame with the wrong choice of spray paint) I was happy with how my "his n' her's" chairs turned out!!

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(I ordered the cute sign from this vendor on etsy. The package she sent it in was SO darling... honestly some people just know how to pull it all together. In my next life I'm coming back as an artsy-crafty person!)

But seriously there is a black hole vacuum with how much time you can spend on details (when you're planning a wedding). I'm kind of exhausted with the number of possibilities that exist out there - but I've had fun working on the stuff I've managed to put together to date. I think I'll need to give myself a cut off point so I'm not using nail polish remover to get paint off my hands the night before the wedding :)

The next big task is trying to figure out how to hang all the old-timey lights I bought at target last weekend. I'm sure they will be more trouble to hang then I anticipated but... how could you not want that kind of overhead canopy when you're celebrating under the stars? I'm a stickler for mood lighting.

Did you/would you do projects for your wedding? How did you decide when enough was enough?

Happy Friday, Friends :)