Bash / Craigslist Wish list

Pinterest.  Facebook.  Craigslist.  Those are my go to guilt pleasure check them multiple times daily website.  There are TONS of other site I look at too, but those three are the simple, mindless, sure things in my book.

Part ‘Bash’ is my event rental company.  I am always looking for new items folks will flip over for their weddings, birthday parties or special events.  Here are a few I am currently considering:

Morris ChairThis piece could be pretty cool as part of a lounge set up.  The yellow and grey colors are really in right now.  I might consider painting the frame white to make it a bit more modern.  $75.

shabby benchThis bench is just the type of thing I like to have on hand.  I think the $75 price tag is a bit steep.  I could get some table or chair legs, distress them and attach them to a nice piece of cedar for the same look at a quarter of the price.

ottomanThis ottoman is a steal at $20.  I would keep the wood as is but likely change the fabric to something more funky, mod but neutral like this one:

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Pine side tables

This pair of side tables would be great at a wedding for escort cards (attach a few rows of wires horizontally below the dowel) or for thank you favors.  I would change the knobs, possible paint them a smokey grey (using this chalk board paint) and see what they would look like without the doors on them.

green chairThis chair is a no brainer.  I wouldn’t do anything to it at all.  $10.

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Bash / Cinco de Mayo DIY’s

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo and though historically we are celebrating the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla traditionally and socially its a day to enjoy the rich food and traditions of our neighbors to the South.  We are having friends over tonight for a little fiesta and I made these garlands to hang around the house. Here is the DIY from Oh Happy Day!  Have a great weekend!

PS  It is also the Kentucky Derby this weekend.  Cinco de Derby!  Here is a great mint julep recipe:

julep1 Classic Mint Julep

2 oz bourbon whiskey (I use Makers Mark)

1/2 oz simple syrup or a level teaspoon of sugar

2 fresh mint sprigs

Gently bruise 1 spring of mint in the bottom of glass with the simple syrup or sugar. Fill the glass with crushed ice and add half the bourbon.  Stir.  Top with more crushed ice and the other half of the bourbon.  Garnish with the second mint sprig.  Serve with a straw.

But don’t forget to use your mint julep cups!  During the year I use mine as vases.  They finally get to fulfill their mint julep destiny.

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Bash / Revisiting An Old Friend

I’m not sure the use of mason jars in party decor will ever go out of style.  Why would they?  They are inexpensive, can be styled in hundreds of ways and are appealing to the masses.  Here some some of the new ways to use an old favorite:

A little glue, a little glitter and you have a modern sparkly jar

Cut a hole in the lid and put large or small lights in for a luminous glow

Carve a flower pattern into the lid and have the center hole be for a straw

Make the mason jar the star of the table

But why update a classic?

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