Planning a green wedding on a not-so-green budget.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
I Saw the Sign
I took this photo using Photo Booth on my Mac, which is why the image is reversed. Apologies.
Signs are in, and I love them. I know that my wedding will have a couple of signs because they're inexpensive and adorable - two staples of my wedding plan.
I few weeks ago I found a sign at Ross for $2.99 that said 'Little girl, Big attitude'. For the record, I don't support signs, shirts, bumper stickers, toys, music, movies or television shows that encourage little girls to be brats. But I wanted the sign, because I imagined it to be useful for my wedding. I knew that if I ever got around to it, I could paint the sign white, and then paint something on top of it with my best calligraphy skills. Something like, "The Bride" or "The Groom" or "Mint Lemonade". Then I thought: chalkboard paint! I love chalkboard paint. For about five bucks you can transform a table, a backsplash or a door into something with form and function. So, I reached into my closet of tricks, pulled out my chalkboard paint (which I'm pretty sure expired a year ago) and painted over my sassy sign. I'm all out of actual chalk, so I can't show you just yet what a finished product would look like. But not bad for about $3.25 worth of materials and two minutes of my time, huh?
~ the green/green bride