Table numbers turned into confusion

posted 4 years ago in DIY
  • poll:
    Yarn & Wood : (6 votes)
    25 %
    Something different : (18 votes)
    75 %
  • Post # 5
    1162 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @Carrielicious:  Not a fan of the nail numbers, but I love the pinkish water and flower candle – very cute! You could also put the centrepieces onto a mirror, makes a really cute contrast between rustic and chic – it also means your tables will look cleaner, neater and you don’t have to have too much, because the reflection makes it seem more busy 😛

    Have you thought about doing chalkboard numbers to tie in with the reception signs? Also I can’t see a way you can include comicbooks into this theme. Ive never seen a rustic comicbook 😉

    Post # 6
    942 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Carrielicious:  I think the nail numbers COULD look neat if the wood was stained a pretty natural color, and the nails were bronzed color… keep your colored string and it would look rustic-modern and more classy.

    Post # 7
    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I like the idea a lot. Why not use a 1”x4” or some other thing cut of wood for a more natural, rustic finish? The beveled edge and current finish seem very 70s to me. It kills the rustic look for me.

    Post # 8
    7225 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @Carrielicious:  if you’re going for a rustic look I would use a more natural looking slab of wood instead of the fancy beveled edge one. I’d also use nails with a smaller head so they aren’t so prominent. 

    Post # 9
    7322 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I agree with PPS that the concept could work with some tweaking. Find some barnwood cut with jagged edges and use weathered (oxidized) nails with smaller nailheads. If you can’t find barnwood, get some new untreated lumber and leave it outside for 9 months or so to weather it yourself. Your wedding is more than a year away, so you have plenty of time to plan ahead and weather the materials yourself. Or do multiple coats of distressed paint on new wood. or try one of the many techniques to “age” wood like this

    Post # 10
    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Carrielicious:  I agree with pp, use natural slabs, smaller nails (maybe painted in wedding colors) and keep the colored string. I think the vases with the pink water looks nice as is. 

    Post # 11
    636 posts
    Busy bee

    The nail numbers look a little Blair Witch to me. Sorry. 

    Post # 12
    12452 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I do not like the table numbers at all.  I like the pinkish water in the decor, though!

    Post # 14
    278 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Carrielicious:  maybe try nails with a smaller head? The ones you used take away from the number. When I first saw it, all i saw were the big nail heads. 

    Post # 15
    335 posts
    Helper bee

    What if you used a page from the comic book as the paper in the back of the frame and do a wood number like these?  Just saw your colors.  what about having the super heros(i’m just assuming the comics are superheros, lol) in the corner of your chalkboard with a word bubble like they are saying what you are going to write on the board?  lots of possibilities



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