Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday #2

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Happy Tuesday everyone! This is only my second Tutorial Tuesday and I already almost started slacking. The original project I had planned for today still needs to be hung so I can take pictures of it.  What's sad is that I was just at Wal-Mart today and didn't remember to get something to hang it with. But hey, if that's the only thing I forgot, I feel like I'm in pretty good shape. Today's new project was, of course, inspired by the one and only Pinterest. Lately, I've been admiring the millions of ways people have come up with to recycle their old wine bottles and I wanted to jump on the bandwagon to make vases for my kitchen. Seeeee?


There was only one problem, though. I don't buy wine so I didn't have old wine bottles. I ended up finding the perfect solution to my wine bottle woes! The grocery store sells glass bottled water for about a dollar a piece! Score. I did get some funny looks for buying glass bottled water though. Someone even asked me if it tastes different than regular water....

So, I drank the water, took off the labels (with Goo-Gone), and then got to crafting. And for those wondering, it tasted like regular water ;)

I decided these would look perfect as vases on top of our kitchen cabinets. There's nothing up there except some dust and it was just another way to spice up the kitchen. So, I spray painted them to match.

I first primed them with black primer.

Then, I spray painted them with a metallic finish. Metallic is always fun.

And there you have it, "wine bottle" vases. Easy peasy and not quite as creative as some of the others on Pinterest. Eh, whatever.

And this is their new home :)

I kind of love them. Except, the first time I walked into the kitchen after putting them up there, it kind of scared me because I forgot they were there. 

Hope everyone's having a great week! :)


  1. adore the metallic finish! looks great! p.s. where did you get the flowers? tell me tonight!

  2. Love this! So clean and simple. Looks great in your kitchen.


  3. I love the look of your wine bottles which look great in your kitchen. The tutorial and paint job are great. How did you go about painting the bottles and get the spray so even around the entire bottle?

    1. Thank you Judy! I literally just took them outside and put them on some newspaper and sprayed all the way around. I also kept the spray paint at least six inches from the wine bottles while spraying. Hope this helps!



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