In general, when I look back at the decor we had when we got married almost six years ago, I sometimes cringe. My styles have definitely changed, and I now enjoy spending more time making our house “homey” than I did back then. Mr. Handsome has returned to his old hobby of woodworking and has created some beautiful pieces. (Did you see the animals he made for Little Buddy’s bedroom?) And about three years into our marriage, I invested dozens of hours into refinishing and staining our solid wood kitchen/dining room table and coffee table. (All the work was done at our two-bedroom apartment, I must add.) Mr. Handsome also built a custom bookshelf.
Back to our vow: For quite some time, both of us have been looking at the cheap, store-bought picture frames and the blue cardstock we used for the background and thinking that our vows deserved a fancier display. A few weeks ago, Mr. Handsome built (out of old barn wood from a family farm) two identical picture frames.
Then he printed our vows on stationary paper and soaked the paper in a tea and coffee mixture for a few minutes. After letting the paper dry, he burned the edges. We both love how they turned out!