Post # 1
Hi bees, I’m going for a vintage/rustic look for my wedding. Instead of traditional paper place cards, I’ll be using fabric swatches with each person’s name on it and each table will have the different fabric incorporated into it. I decided to also include numbers, as simply using the fabric patterns may cause some confusion, and those with poor vision may not be able to see the difference between each. I put together picture frames for the tables backed with the fabrics and the table number in the center. The last picture is a close-up so that you can see what the frames look like. We used “Weathered Wood” and there’s a dark brown underneath and an off-white on top. We did the numbers in gold because we thought that if we did the weathered wood again, it might be too much and because the napkins on the table will be gold as well, but I’m not sure that the gold really looks right with the other colors in the frames and fabrics. What do you think? Should we repaint them another color, or even do the weathered wood again? Thanks so much!
Post # 3
Those are really nice! But FYI, they are table numbers…not place cards.
Post # 4
Ha! Oops… I always seem be getting “card holders,” “place card” and “table number” all mixed up. Don’t ask me why… it doesn’t even make sense. Thanks for the heads up; title edited! 🙂
Post # 5
I think the gold kind of blends in with some of the prints. The weathered wood is a nice contrast, which will be easier to read while scanning tables quickly looking for your number. They’re very cute!
Post # 7
Those are super cute! I actually like the gold, but do see that it will blend in on some of the tables. If your venue has lots of natural lighting, keep them gold.
If you’ll be mostly in candle or lower light, change them to white 🙂
Post # 8
Why not paint just one of the numbers to match the frame and see what you like the best?
Post # 9
I ended up painting them the Weathered Wood like the frames, and think it looks way better. Thanks for the help! Here’s how they ended up:
Post # 10
@Lorge28: I like them with the weathered wood paint.. Did you spray paint? or you used a brush? I have wooden table letters that need to be painted I bought some spray paint which has a raised “stone” effect and I’m wondering if I should have bought paint in a can
Post # 11
@bells: I searched all over for crackle paint with no luck. I stumbled upon “Weathered Wood” at Michaels, which comes in a little tub. Here’s what it looks like:
It was pretty easy to use, although not quite as easy as spray paint as you have to apply it with a brush. Good luck with your table letters!!