DIY + Freebies

Project Breakdown: Gentleman’s Club

Last week we shared the celebration of both our latest Rethink member along with Joel’s birthday with party decor themed around a gentleman’s club. As is with most of our small events, this party was put together using simple DIY tricks and various vintage finds. Our advice? Always keep a lookout for unique, quality pieces that can be reused or up cycled into crucial event decor. With a little creativity, a stack of suitcases becomes a side table; an old crate becomes a candy bar; those old mason jars become table centerpieces. Who says parties on a budget can’t take the spotlight? Rethink Tips: When to spend: Photographer, Caterer, Music When to save: Decor, Take-Aways, Invites* *We used Overnight Prints to order our custom invites cheap and quick – but don’t be fooled. To actually get anything overnight is pretty pricey. We recommend allowing yourself 2-3 weeks to…

Best in Show: Behind the Cover

Rethink was happy to host and style the cover shoot for Savannah Magazine’s September/October issue. The “big idea” was to set the tone for the Best of Savannah party and hint at the Best in Show concept without giving too much away. Rethink wanted to blend the fun, poppy elements of the party’s decor with Savannah Magazine’s brand to create a cohesive sneak peek into one of the most anticipated events of the year. The end result for this “cover shoot cocktail” was comprised out of the following ingredients: Stratton Leopold (Owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream) in his top-notch seersucker suit, Rethink-designed award ribbons, and Stitch – our prime pooch (who is an actual American Kennel Club champ!). Here are some behind-the-scene shots of how the magic happened: A huge thank you to everyone who made it possible: Photographer Tim Willoughby Stylists Joel and Erika Snayd, Rethink Design Studio Stylists’ Assistants…

Cover It Up!

Candle covers can be often forgotten when a chandelier is getting freshened up. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to add a pop of color to your light fixture with the help of some sweet textiles. We found this decorative paper on sale at our local art supply store and knew we could use it for something! To find nice paper in your area or online, check out Paper Source, Utrecht or Paper Studio. Click here to order additional candle covers and keep fresh looks ready on the back burner. Materials needed: – Candle covers – Spray adhesive – Scissors – Paper of your choice – Scrap paper — Step 1. Cut a template using a scrap piece of paper that you can base the rest of your covers on. Measure the length of the candle covers to start, and wrap the scrap piece of paper around…

Sunny Side Up

Print out this free PDF invite here! The sounds of summer are calling and we are restless to get outside and start the party! Whether you’re barbecue master or bartender of the year, it’s time to spruce up that backyard space and show it off to the neighborhood! To make sure your summer party is the nicest on the block, we’ve put together a few sunny pieces to keep both your home and guests looking on the bright side. 1. Paper lanterns are a festive and inexpensive way to light your outdoor space. They come in a wide range of colors and sizes and fold flat for easy storage – how can you go wrong? Make sure to order the separate light kit if you plan on using them for more than just decor. 2. Portable seating gets a whole new meaning with these Tote Tables from YLiving.…

10-Step Scandinavian Style

image via Nordic Design We have all fallen in love time and time again with the dreamy Scandinavian interiors sweeping the design world. The all-white spaces with hints of black and washed-out natural tones swoon us with flooding natural light and make us want to get rid of all our vibrant belongings and live the simple life. One of the most prominent features of this clean international look is the lightened wood floors. Wood bleaching is one way to achieve this look and is a great alternative to regular paint – it allows you to lighten the look of a space while still maintaining that natural wood grain. Don’t let the word “bleach” steer you away – there are tons of no-VOC products on the market that keep this DIY toxic free! For this tutorial we transformed a pair of antique doors we thought were slightly too dark for the…

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