- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
This was the inspiration for our centerpieces. Isn’t it lovely? I love the softness of the flowers, the turquoise glass bowl, and just everything about it. Also, the photo is gorgeous. That lighting!!
Because the type of vintage glass compote in the photo is a very expensive ($20+ a piece) and tough to come by find, I decided to embark on a DIY project.
I sought out some advice in this thread, and decided to go for it.
I went with a bowl and candlestick combination from the dollar tree:
It was a HUGE pain in the neck to find the right color paint for the bowls. Lots of trial and error , and a huge graveyard of unused paints… but finally I went with the pebeo vitrea turquoise color. I mixed a few paintbrush-fuls into the gloss medium (clear paint) with a little thinner added in in order to get the right lightness with this transluscent paint. The color is a little lighter than it seems in the photos. The lighting in our apartment is HORRENDOUS!
I brought the (almost) final produt (I plan to spray them with a frosted glass paint in order to get a slight frosty effect as seen in the photos) to my florist and they did a mockup centerpiece, which I’ll share below.
A few changes I plan to make to the flower arrangement:
-No berries, I think they add a darkness to the arrangement that I don’t like.
-A few less greens, again with the darkness — we are totally going for light and airy. I may also ask him to add a slightly wispier fern (asparagus fern?)
-More flowers. As many as possible. 🙂 I may also change the small, tight “sweet akito” roses to a more open rose.
-I my ask him to make the flowers a little lower. I feel that they tower a little too high out of the bowl and make it a little off balance & top heavy.
-Do they make a white “oasis foam”? I feel like a lighter color in there might be better, though I can’t be sure.
All in all, though, I’m happy with everything, including the way the bowls came out (we have TON more to paint, though, it’s a lot of work!) and our flower choices (peonies, sweet peas, a few different garden and regular roses), maiden hair fern and a few other greens.
(Excuse the TONS of photos that follow. I tried to get photos from all angles (as per the instructions of my florist) and I couldn’t choose!