I love prosecco! We agreed early on that we were going to have a “pimping station” at the wedding and the idea grew from there.
I was looking for something a little different to a standard table for this, then on eBay I found an old school desk for 99p. Usually when I find amazing things on eBay they end up being the other end of the country, but this was just 20mins drive from work! I ended up paying a whole £10 and the guy I picked it up from when very confused as to why I wanted it, it was in pretty bad condition. It was covered in glittery fairy stickers and a few dinosaur ones (which I couldn’t get off so painted over) and it had been left in a shed for a year, so was looking a little sad for itself.
So after removing as many stickers as possible, I sanded it down and cleaned it up. I then turned to my trusty Annie Sloane chalk paint. After two coats of paint, which dries very quickly and then added a layer of clear wax with a lint free cloth, this protects the paint and stops the chalk going everywhere.
I did a few trials of how we wanted it to look on the wedding day - apologies for the messy garage. We filled the two big Kilmer jars with, as the labels show - gin! The terecotta pot had a mint plant I it which my dad picked up the morning of the wedding so it was fresh. We filled the three small jars with strawberries, raspberries, lemon and lime slices, again purchased the morning of the wedding. We chose a few chordials and Chambord raspberry liquor, they all fit nicely in the old school desk.
It was such a hit on the day of the wedding! And almost all the gin went!
I'm a happily married 30 something who has a fondness for planning and organising, an appreciation for spreadsheets, a love of all things wedding, a passion for DIY and am totally smitten with our two cats Bruce and Eddie.