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Reupholstered Bench Makeover

by ilene on June 3, 2014 · 3 comments

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So we’ve  had this lovely brown leather bench in our entryway for the last couple of years: The bench was a wedding gift and one of the few pieces of furniture we kept when we moved from Cambridge, MA to San Francisco, CA three summers ago.   Its from Crate and Barrel and has served us […]

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I’ve been saving this 4 feet x 18 inch scrap piece of wood for almost a year.  It’s leftover wood from the back of this wood mirror frame that I made last year.  It’s nothing fancy, just a piece of cheap plywood, but I knew I could use it for something one day.  Jeff almost […]

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(photo by Jules Bianchi) Since our venue was a sprawling estate with lots of multi-level terraces, little cottages, courtyards and even a path through the private zoo, I wanted to make sure everything was adequately labeled so that  our guests didn’t get lost!  I hand painted a lot of wooden signs for our wedding!   There […]

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My Wedding: The Cupcake Stand

by ilene on September 14, 2011 · 11 comments

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I have to devote a whole post to our stunning cupcake stand, it is my favorite DIY project for our wedding and I didn’t even make it myself.  The wedding cake and cupcakes display was going to be one of the focal points at our reception so I wanted something nicer than the cheap styrofoam […]

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My Wedding: Floral Monograms

by ilene on August 19, 2011 · 2 comments

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(Photo by Jules Bianchi) As you can tell from the last couple weeks of posts, I may have been on a little of the crazy side when it came to our wedding. Now that it’s all over, I can admit it, albeit sheepishly, that I was wedding obsessed!   I almost baked 600 cookies for our […]

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