There is something particularly dreamy about a city that embraces pastel-hued homes. Ones that sit along charming cobblestone streets, and finds a way to use a fun fruit as a humble sign of welcoming guests into its arms (pineapples to be exact, who would have thought?) A rainbow assortment of ‘buttercream-frosting,' ‘summertime peach ice-cream,' and ‘mint chocolate chip’ is about the best way to describe the colors the city boasts as its own. Charleston, S.C. is like no other. It’s a place where history once touched just about everything you see and the salty air seems to hint summer will always be around the corner, even when fall is quickly approaching us.
Being in Charleston recently on my last beach ‘hurrah’ trip, it made me begin to think about how we are just about approaching the ‘in-between.‘ You know, that time where we aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to our little white dress and our prettiest peach nail color, but when someone says ‘pumpkin’ or ‘chunky knitted sweaters’ - we’re all over it. So, I thought about now is the time to have some friends over to toasts the beginning of the end. Goodbye, sweet summer, and just about hello, lovely, fall. With a little inspiration from Charleston itself, I decided to create a DIY that involved super status-simplicity (so anyone can do it, as you’ll see sweet little ones enjoying!), entertaining, pineapples as our sign of welcoming fall (woo!) - and a little fun.
I ended up using all my Martha Stewart crafting paint, and I tried to find Collins glasses, but settled with the above, instead. After you have everything, the rest is pretty easy.
After you get done wrapping your tape (to keep edges even when painting), simply paint your bands - I chose gold for mind, but obviously it's up to you what color you prefer.
The stencil can be a little tricky, but perfection isn't really what this DIY is all about. I realized that real quick when I insisted on having a small stencils (whatever, right? ha.) If you want something a bit more polished- get a bigger stencil!
Also, make sure when you begin to take the tape off, to be really careful - sometimes if the paint hasn't set it will begin to peel! Just make sure to paint your second coat, and then follow by taking the tape off immediately. When you let the paint dry and then take the tape off - that's when trouble follows!
The rest is pretty simple - savor the rest of summertime (and secretly begin to wish for pumpkin lattes!)
Written by regular contributor Laura Joan White