I originally got this idea from beach house in the city. Hers turned out fabulous and inspired me to try it for myself.
|Via beach house in the city|
I used a beige paint and a plain white acrylic paint for these bottles. Once I gather more glassware from thrift stores I plan on having a plethora of white and cream colored bottles.
First, add a little bit of water to your paint. I mixed the paint and water in a plastic cup until it reached the right consistency. You don't want the paint to end up too watered down or it will run.
Then you will pour your paint mixture into the bottle and swirl it around until it is entirely covered. You'll know if you've added too much water if the paint tends to run down the sides and pool in the bottom rather than clinging to the glass really well.
|Before and After|
Beach house in the city explains this important fact, so keep this in mind:
"because i use laytex paint, i can't fill these with water and put flowers in them. solution? next time you buy real flowers, collect the little stem water containers or purchase some from a florist. now you can enjoy your bottles with single blooms."
I plan on making a small shelf above our dining room doorway to place these lovelies on either side of our At Table sign.