Easter 2015 Stage Design

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Ok, this might quite possibly be the funnest, wild set we've done & it was a TOTAL BLAST! There are a LOT of pictures, so I'll make the explanation short! We wanted to build a stage that also worked well for our next series, Stories Matter. Our team decided on a conceptual theme "reclaimed." We went looking for pieces we could "reclaim" & the concept blew up into something awesome!

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Here are our initial thoughts & sketches...you know, first thoughts have a guitar player on a buffet. lol. The back drop is split it 2 options - either make giant drum lights or hang furniture.

We also liked images we found on Pinterest of furniture stacked. That totally works!

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We all wanted big bold colors, so we were going for the fiesta ware colors..

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Here comes some pics of furniture we gathered mostly from a Habitat for Humanity ReStore near us. We shopped for pieces with charm & character.

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Next we'll paint it all. I love chalk painting because you don't need to prep the pieces. No sanding, priming, just wipe it down & go for it. BUT, most colors available are muted & earthy. Remember, we wanted bold Fiestaware. The Lowes near us helped so much & shared their recipe. Holy moly, this was the easiest thing ever & worked. Tried & true! Check out the first piece. This is one of the adorable sewing tables & my friend Maria who is now a master furniture renovator!

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Get more furniture (& closet doors) & lay it out, prep for paint...

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We staggered colors to be sure that we were varying them as we went..

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How much do you love these two colors together!! AH!

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Before & afters to love, love, love!

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Now that it's painted, we moved it to the front of the stage so that we have space to build a "gallery wall" of furniture to hang.

Gallery Wall!

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Here it is in real life!  

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