Because everyone loves great texture. And a little flourish.

I love texture. I really, really love it. I have had this antique window sitting idly in a corner of my garage for much too long. In honor of the antique dresser’s fresh coat of orange, I decided to use the framework of the window to create some complimentary visual interest. I use ampersands often in my wedding designs so it was the natural choice for this project.

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I knew that I wanted the ampersand to be three dimensional; and, instantly, I knew that the generous collection of coffee filters littering the back of my pantry would be the perfect medium. After hand dyeing roughly 100 filters in a bath of brewed tea, I began hot glueing like a mad lady.

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Piece by crumpled piece, gorgeous texture was emerging.

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Once I was pleased with the overall shape of the ‘&’, I used my white paint marker to add some flourish. Because everyone loves a little flourish.

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So there you have it, a sneak peek into how one of my bright ideas came to life; and, hopefully, a little diy inspiration for good measure. More often than not, the simplest ideas – steeped in brewed tea and creativity – are the loveliest.