I know I will be DIYing a ton of things for my wedding for several reasons: one I know it will keep costs down and I would rather my guests enjoy great food and tons of booze than marvel at insanely priced table numbers and other such things; two because I really enjoy DIYing and its a great way to let go of some of the stress I'll be under; and three because as a graphic designer (don't ask my job is a really strange amalgamation of things) I like having control over the end product and I generally already have the means or vendor connections to bring my vision to life.
To that end, I have a general idea of what I want our wedding to look like and my wonderful fiance Ronnie agrees with the plans and brings some of his own so I know it's time to get going on a few of the DIY projects while the weather is mild. We will be needing some chalkboard signs for our favor table and the tutorial I found ended up being cheaper and much more personalized than anything I found on Etsy...my go to site to find DIY inspiration. Our wedding is going to have kind of like a vintage/rustic mixed with a touch of magic feel to it so I wanted to be sure that the chalkboards matched this feel. After a quick search in the local thrift stores for filigreed frames, I stumbled across a treasure trove of fabulousity at the Michael's frame sale. I will use one of the frames to make a large chalkboard later but I wanted something a little smaller as my test project. To that end, I then picked up a mirror from a thrift store and the project became even easier. And so our journey begins.