DIY Painting Party

Paint Table 5 DIY Painting Party

Lately I have been hearing of so many people going to those paint-while-you-drink art studios. Enjoying a drink in a gallery is nothing new, but sipping a glass of wine while making art seems to be the hot activity in San Diego right now. It’s not hard to see why- tack on the words “while drinking wine” to any activity and it’s likely to pique my interest. Inspired by a beauty product party hosted by one of my best friends, I decided to throw my own little boozy painting party for a few local girlfriends.

Paint Table 1 1 682x1024 DIY Painting Party

I stopped in to my local wholesale florist to pick up some flowers for the table and was so excited to see they were selling peonies for $4.99 per bunch. I also snatched up some dahlias and several types of greenery for height and texture. I will be the first to admit that floral arranging is hardly my forté, but I was pretty upset with myself for making a rookie mistake with the peonies. Most flowers prefer luke warm water so I had absentmindedly filled all the vessels with that temperature. I forgot to switch the water back to cool for peony arrangement and accidentally rushed the bulbs to open up. I quickly stashed them in the fridge to stave off any further opening. NOTE TO SELF: bulbs like cool water.

Paint Table 112 DIY Painting Party

Paint Table 92 DIY Painting Party I substituted our well-used painter’s drop cloth for my usual tablecloth to avoid any painting mishaps. It helped to protect my table and made my dining room feel a little more like an art studio. Yes, a new drop cloth would have been nice but hey, we’re not looking to break the bank around here for the sake of being perfect.

Paint Table 8 12 682x1024 DIY Painting Party

Since not all of my friends have canvases, brushes and paint lying around, I set each place with a small canvas and some painting supplies. It was fun to see what each person decided to paint. One of my exceptionally artistic friends even decided to do a still life of the peony arrangement. It was such a lovely evening with great friends, fine wine, and pretty art!

Sharing at: Design, Dining, and Diapers



I am a twenty-something interior designer living in beautiful San Diego. Lacquer & Linen is a place for me to share new interior design products, budget friendly DIY ideas and my favorite art and design inspirations. Thanks for stopping by!

Latest posts by Sarah (see all)


  1. Great idea and lovely set up you put together

  2. This is such a fantastic idea! I love that you set such a gorgeous table. I would have made my friends party in the garage, where there’s no danger of the drunkards getting paint on my rug — the drop cloth is a must. Thank you for sharing.

  3. What a fantastic idea! And I think the fact the drop cloth was used makes it look even better! You have some lucky friends.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  4. That’s my kind of party! If I was in SD I’d crash your next one for sure. :)
    I really like the wood slice you used in the centerpiece. And I didn’t know that peonies like cool water. I was hoping to buy a bunch this weekend so I appreciate the tip!
    (And thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. My Google reader is getting really long from all the great blogs I’m discovering through BYW. Love it!)

  5. Hi Sarah, What a wonderful idea for a party! I could see this theme being a great idea for a kid’s party too. I bet everyone had the best time. I agree, doing anything with vino ensures a fun time will be had by all.
    PS~Your flower arrangements came out really beautiful.

  6. Hi Sarah,

    What a beautiful set up you created for your painting party – I love that idea :) Your photography is beautiful – you’ve really captured the lovely light coming into your home. I may have to give a painting party a go at some point :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ll be back to check in on you soon.


  7. Let me just say I am totally and completely in love! I adore the idea of this party and I love how you put it all together! Okay, I want to come! :o ) This just makes me realize that I need to go back into your archives and check out all of the posts I have missed! Thanks for sharing at the Paint it Party! I am featuring you today!
    Jaime @ Crafty Scrappy Happy recently posted…Bedroom reveal {from studs to sleeping space}My Profile

    • It was such a fun little evening and of course I had a blast setting up for it! It’s so relaxing to spend some time doing something creative with great friends!

  8. so stinkin fabulous!

  9. I really love the fact that you used your painters drop cloth.


  1. [...] Hosting a Painting Party via Lacquer and Linen  [...]

  2. [...] Painting Party {Lacquer & Linen} [...]

Speak Your Mind


CommentLuv badge