Monday, September 13, 2010

Painted Bottles


This is our bathroom:

See that blank spot by outlet on the wall?  We needed to fix that.  So I decided to paint some bottles.  It was fun, easy and was totally the missing piece to our bathroom puzzle!
The breakdown:
1. Took bottles with a nice shape like this one:


2. Remove labels, wash 'em out and dry 'em.

3. Use puff paint to do designs on the bottles, then let the paint dry for about 1-2 hours:



Big graphics, easily recognizable designs like flowers, hearts or swirls are best.  For the holidays, snowmen, snowflakes and Christmas trees would be perfect! Make sure to get enough puff paint on the bottle.  Thick dots will show up a lot better!

4.  Spray paint the bottles.  I did 2 coats, just to make sure I didn't miss a spot!


This bottle is the delicious Trader Joes Sparkling Pink Lemonade.  It's my favorite drink. Of all time.


I did three different bottles of mixed shapes and sizes to provide variety and add more interest to the corner.  If you're ever having trouble when setting up a corner, mantle, shelf etc.-- remember, always decorate (& flower arrange, for that matter) in vignettes of threes or fives...or any odd number, really.  Three was perfect for this counter area.  Just enough to cover the ugly duckling wall outlet.  Actually, I take that statement back--I like the outlet, and need it really, for without it, I couldn't do my hair in the morning. And that's important, right?!


Then I got some beautiful Dahlia's from Trader Joes (while I was there to pick up more pink lemonade).


And...the final product!

I love this project because it's simple, fun, inexpensive ($5 for spray paint), could go anywhere, could be any color, and provides a lot of texture for any space!

Here is a post on how my bathroom went from a blast from the past (complete with wallpaper) to a modern, lovely space!

I'm linking to:

The Lettered Cottage

Love and Vases,


18 comments:

  1. Cute! A great addition to your bathroom! :)

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  2. I love love this bottle idea! You are so creative! maybe once we get a bigger place I can make these for decorations.

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  3. This is so cute - I thought it was milk glass when I first clicked on it from Met Monday. Jennifer

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  4. Great idea! Love how they turned out. I saw your link on Mad in Crafts' Mad Skills Link Party.

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  5. Great job, these turned out beautifully!! Very elegant.

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    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  6. those are so cool, michaela! what a great way to recycle, too.

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  7. Great idea! It filled that void just perfect!

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  8. Michaela, those turned out beautifully!! I love the one with the dots and swirls. :) So pretty!

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  9. When I first saw you were talking about painted bottles I thought *boring*. But man did you bring the pizazz! How cute to embellish and I love that you painted them all white. Super cute!

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  10. This is a cute idea. You bottles add the perfect touch to your bathroom.

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  11. What a fun and better yet inexpensive idea! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence's Under $100 Linky Party.

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  12. Those look GREAT in your bathroom! The designs with puffy paint is so creative and neat!

    Stopping by from Amanda's party!

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  13. I love this project! What a creative idea!! Thanks for sharing! :)

    xo- M

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  14. Super cute idea! Definitely going to try it!

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  15. I so loved this project I totally had to try it for myself.... Thanks for the great idea and feel free to check it out! http://happyjoyousandfreeblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-painted-bottles.html

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  16. Those bottles are the coolest idea EVER! I am totally doing that!

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