The Craft In Me

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Wine Bottle Revamp – Second Series

What I had scheduled for this week was supposed to be a dresser makeover but the snowy weather among other things slowed me down.

So I revamped another bottle instead…

I started with an empty Paul Masson wine bottle.

My original plan was to give this a Native feel with turquoise & brown paint, adding some twine, and maybe some feathers.

Here’s the first layer, sponging on the turquoise color.

Note: To add some dimension and depth, I used a turquoise colored paint with a darker shade of turquoise mixing in a splotch of white. That keeps it from being boringly one dimensional.

Same color technique with the rusty brown. I used two tones of brown plus some white.

Sponging on a heavier and thicker layer at the top and bottom ends, and thinning out towards the middle of the bottle.

Now here’s where I said, “hmmm....”

This was taking on more of an old Spanish feel instead of my anticipated Native theme.

Sometimes you’ve just got to let projects take their own twist, especially when it’s a good twist! ;)

I’m not sure what’s the deal with me and dots lately but it seems to be working out quite nicely…

For the dots, I just took a thin wooden dowel, dipped the end of the dowel in white paint and dotted away!

Super easy!

And of course, it needed a companion.

Using a clear glass candle holder, I covered it with white paint first.

Then the turquoise…

Then sponging on the brown, following with the dots.

What a perfect match. I can see these placed outside on a patio or porch. Or this effect can be done on a flower pot.

Use a clear spray coat to seal it all in.

Linking to...

Keeping It Simple


  1. So fun! I like the two colors, they go so well together!

  2. Cute project! I like the turquoise and the pattern of dots that you made!

  3. Wow that is amazing..looks like clay...not glass.
    Very pretty piece!

  4. This is really cool! You are so talented! Thanks for sharing at Fun to Craft's Spring has Sprung Party.

  5. Hey I found you from Avid Accents, love your site girl! And the bottles are very very cute!...I am feeling dots lately too...

  6. These are absolutely beautiful! Love them!
    -Becca @ The Bee Zoo


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