The Straight and Arrow

We've had the opportunity to do a few window displays for an absolutely wonderful local artisanal chocolate shop called Fleurir Chocolates. They have locations in two of the cutest spots in the D.C. metro area, Old Town Alexandria and Georgetown. If anyone knows anything about Georgetown they know it's full of lots of extremely charming brick roads and historic town houses. Charming can also mean small, as is the case for the shops windows, so we wanted to keep display here clean and simple.  We needed  to design a valentines day window that could transition into spring that was also cost effective, so we decided to paint directly onto the glass.

One idea we couldn't stay away from was arrows, they are everywhere right now. From fashion to tattoos to some super cute escort card displays, we have been witnessing our pinterest pages fill up fast with this medieval weapon. Perhaps we could blame the nations "Katniss" fever for this, but whatever the reason we were all on board! One thing that we love about them is they make for a great clean graphic statement. It was because of the graphic quality that we thought they would be great for the Georgetown shop since the windows are small and broken up into even smaller panes.

Installation for this one was easy breezy. We sketched several arrows we liked beforehand so we had something to go off of. Then we purchased small sample sizes of flat paint from Home Depot, two white and one sweet peachy pink. We began by drawing all of the stems of the arrows first to get our composition and then added all of the cute details, using only a little of the pink to add a valentines day pop! The beauty of painting directly onto the windows is clean up will be just as easy as the application. We just need our trusty straight edge blade and the paint will peel right off! We are thinking of several ideas for painted windows or mirrors for an upcoming wedding we have on our books, so stay tuned for more on this simple, but effective technique!