I've been a little quiet on the blog lately - nothing major has changed, I've still been aggressively looking for jobs without any luck. Here's a quick project I did a little while ago. I found this pair of candle holders at a thrift store for 99 cents each (originally from HomeGoods -- I found a price tag underneath). They were a little tarnished so I decided to spraypaint them "avocado" by Valspar. I love how they turned out and how my tealight votives fit so perfectly in them!
I love re-purposing items that would otherwise be forgotten about and thrown away. I decided to make some decorative wine bottle vases by using some Scotch Blue Painter's Tape, RustOleum Frosted Glass Spray, and jute twine. (Check out my wine cork button project here)
First, I sprayed the bottles with WD40, let it soak in a little, then scrubbed the adhesive off with a damp paper towel. After the bottles were dry, I taped off stripes in the areas I didn't want spray painted.
After a quick coat of spraypaint and some time to dry, I peeled off the tape. I had never used RustOleum's frosted glass spray before and I love how it turned out!
Lastly, I applied Modge Podge to the upper part of the wine bottles, then wrapped some jute twine around them.
Here's the finished product! They'd look great with some fresh cut flowers in them.