Want to know how I created this set up?
My Vision | Lace, Boho, Pink, Floral, Woodsy
What would we do without Pinterest....?! I attached my Pinterest inspiration below!
| THE CHAIR |
I was very particular on what kind of chair I wanted. It had to be PINK VELVET. A pink velvet chair isn't very trendy anymore, so I thought there had to be someone getting rid of their 70's chair on Facebook Market Place... (all hands up for FB market place, it's amazing!) I found a few that I really liked on there, until I was told that they were sold already... I guess I should mention that I didn't want to spend more than $30 for a chair that I would only use once. No luck on Facebook, thrift stores it is! I went to the Salvation Army and found one! But... it wasn't the "one", especially with a $40 price tag. What are the odds that the first thrift store had a pink velvet chair though!
WE HAVE A WINNER!
I turned it down and decided to keep looking. Off to Habitat For Humanity Hannie went! They had several decent chairs, but the $10 (marked down from $30 that day) chair caught my eye.
Now the tricky find, pink velvet fabric. I went to Joanne Fabric, Hobby Lobby, and then Walmart. NO LUCK. They had velvet, but not pink. (My heart was dead set on pink) Luckily, my mom found a fabric store online that had it with fast shipping too! So a $10 chair + $20 fabric = a perfect $30 pink chair!
ISN'T SHE A BEAUT.
| THE BACKDROP |
HOW I CREATED THIS FROM SCRATCH.
If you saw my pinterest board (linked above) then you saw my dreamcatcher/flower inspiration for the back drop. I originally wanted to hang lace, ribbon, and flowers from the hoops, but as I started making it, plans changed. I knew that it had to hang pretty tall so I planned accordingly.
Lace/Doilies (thrift stores/grandmas-lucky, I had all this lace!)
Embroidery Hoops-various sizes | https://www.walmart.com/c/kp/embroidery-hoop
Scissors, Hot Glue Gun, Tape, Wood/driftwood to hang
1. Put the lace in the wooden embroidery hoops/cut of excess
2. Place the hoops in the order, hot glue them all together! At first, I was going to use fish line and tie them all together and it was A DISASTER. Just glue them, 10x easier.
3. Cut all the flowers from stems
4. String the flowers on the fishing line, using the hot glue gun to glue them in place on the line. If your not careful, your hot glue gun will burn/cut the line. Learned that the hard way. This part is tricky by yourself. I had to tape each side of the fish line to two walls and hot glue the flowers that way. Trying to space the flowers evenly apart.
5. Hang your embroidery hoops to a piece of wood or driftwood, I used fish line so you wouldn't see it!
6. Hang your flower strands to the hoops, I tied a couple knots and then used some tape to secure it.
** If you are transporting this, then read this**
I learned the VERY HARD WAY. I transported this for a mock shoot, and all the flowers got SUPER tangled up in the car. I had to re-do/put together the flower strands again for the real shoot. For the second time, I taped each strand to a piece of wood and attached them at the location. Also, wind will tangle your flowers and your done. This is a great piece for indoor/home decor, where the wind won't destroy it! I am using the embroidery hoop part for decor above my bed with no flowers.
| THE EXTRAS |
I found other decor in my room that brought it all together!
Wooden Crate | $10 A farmers Market
Rugs | $3 each from Primtiques (near Bradley University)
Flowers | Jeffrey Allen-all real! Go check out their outdoor flower section, it's so cute!
Lantern | Free from my grandma
Flower Crowns | One was free from a client/the other was purchased off Amazon
Confetti | $1 for both from a thrift store
| THE PHOTOS |
Prepare yourself for all the cuteness.
| THE MOCK SHOOT |
I knew more people would be interested in the set if they could see it before the shoot, so I set it up the week before to take photos of it. Also to make sure the ideas in my head would actually work! They sure did! These two girls braved the wind and here's what magic happened then!