Wednesday, November 5, 2014

diy: spray painted pots

A couple months ago, I started a succulent farm. It's been extremely interesting and I can't wait to share that journey with you. But, in the beginning, I got really excited about it all and I realized that I would need pots for the little guys I was growing. Little did I realize, it'd be a good amount of time before they needed to be in these big guys. Needless to say, I gathered some pots and decided to give them a nice little spray paint job to fancy 'em up real good.

I'm going to show you three different techniques I used. I ended up altering each technique a little each time to get different results on different pots. Feel free to use different shapes and different patterns to make each technique your own.
THE STENCIL
For this technique, I just drew a triangle onto some card stock and used an exacto knife to cut the shape out.
I then placed the stencil over the pot in the correct place....
And lightly sprayed over the stencil. It's best to do a couple thin layers so that the paint doesn't start running down the pot.
It should look a little something like this.
THE TAPE JOB
This technique is probably the one with the least effort, yet it ends up looking pretty great! First, I just randomly placed washi tape all over the pot.
I sprayed the pot.
...and removed the tape while the paint was still a little damp.
THE STRING WRAP
For this technique, I just grabbed some twine and started wrapping it all over the pot. It is helpful if you tie a knot in the first loop. Then just wrap away in a haphazard fashion.
Spray paint the pot.
Remove the string while that paint is still damp.
The great thing about all of these techniques is that they take such little time while really updating and personalizing an otherwise plain pot. I know plain pots have their place in this world, but just look at all those precious ones up there. Love!

xo, Savannah

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Monday, November 3, 2014

coconut doughnut gelato

That's right. I said "Coconut Doughnut Gelato." Just a little something I tried today, and subsequently fell in love with. This particular gelato place is next to one of our favorite Nashville restaurants that we've mentioned quite frequently- Taco Mamacita. It's such a cute little place, so we had to snap some photos. And yes, I eat gelato in public places with my feet propped up in a chair. It may not be too lady-like, but it's very I-need-a-peaceful-relaxing-moment-because-it's-been-one-hectic-weekend-like. Also, you may notice the top I'm wearing from our last outfit post. It's no secret that Casey and I share clothes. Double the wardrobe, half the price. :)
Anyway, we are in the middle of developing the "Hey Wanderer" brand, the right way, and it's much more complicated than we could've expected. It's crazy, scary, and lots of fun. We are trying to really figure out what we stand for and how we are going to portray that through our products. We know what we are for, but we are working on being cohesive. So, expect updates here every now and then on how it's going. We want to be super transparent with our business, so feel free to ask us anything along the way. You'll probably end up helping us out in some way!

xo, Savannah

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Monday, October 20, 2014

red lips are the best lips

Savannah and I took these pictures right before a business meeting at a new coffee shop, Barista Parlor Golden Sound. We had a 3 day long festival last weekend and this past weekend we had one on Saturday. After a festival we usually try to think about what sold well and what didn't, and we are constantly trying to think of ways to improve our booth design. So, we decided to leave the house to have a meeting to discuss these matters as well as Hey Wanderer the brand. Honestly, the whole concept of building a brand is overwhelming to us. There are so many decisions to make and directions we could take. In the end, we really want to build a brand that inspires others, and we really want to be able to hire underprivileged women. We want to be able to create jobs. So, we are just trying to figure out how to get there. Lots of business meetings and prayers in our future. 
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