Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Repurposed Wine Bottles

When we looked at a rental house for college, the guys who lived there had a display of their trophy drink bottles above the cabinets.  Ugh, not cute, but typical college house decor, I guess.   So I left wanting to give the girls a better option (without spending a lot of money, of course). 

I had seen out in blogland where wine bottles were sprayed with spray paint and some decorative bottles were sprayed then antiqued.  And to be honest they never really interested me until I saw the bottle display that the guys in that house had!  Ugh!

I got the best inspiration and instructions for how to spray the bottles here at Ruffled.   Those colors really stand out! 

For mine, I used spray paint colors that I had on hand already.  I did spray prime the bottles first, just thought that would be "nicer" if you can make a painted bottle "nice".

Excuse the flowers, I just stuck artificial ones in to see how it might work. 

I like the color of the blue one.

They add some height to a mantel display or vignette.  I used a couple on my spring mantle.

They're not much to look at on their own.  But when combined with other colors and maybe more items in a vignette they work better.   They might be added to centerpieces for weddings or showers for inexpensive decor.

And certainly an improvement over "trophy" bottles!


I'm linking up to:
Spring Spray Paint party at Thrifty Decor Chick and Wow Us Wednesdays


  1. I might try that. I had some blue wine bottles on a shelf for all these years. I just threw them away. The next day someone told me that they sell them in their antique booth. So I got them out and gave them to him. People will buy anything.

    1. I don't think I've ever seen blue ones or never noticed! I'm glad you said that because we were wondering if something like this would sell at a fundraiser craft bazaar. They wouldn't cost much and would go to a good cause. This is something I wouldn't buy, because I can make 'em myself. But maybe someone will! We'll see in a few weeks.

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Very "college budget" friendly decor!

  3. I love that shade of blue so that is pretty. I like the other colours too.
    They look neat.

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