I love Pinterest.
I love spray paint.
I love wine.
I love that I was able to work all three of these things into one project!
I was inspired by a number of Pinterest projects to combine my love for wine and spray paint, but this is the one that started it all:
I remember thinking “YOU CAN SPRAY PAINT BOTTLES?! THAT’S BRILLIANT! I SHOULD DO THIS!!!”
I later I came across a number of pins that showed wine bottles being spray painted – so I got to boozing!
After some serious wine drinking (and wine sharing), I managed to get a nice little collection of wine bottles. I’m not going to lie…I used this project as an excuse to try wines that I usually don’t drink…namely white wines and Malbecs (I still don’t particularly like either). But, in trying new wines, I managed to collect a variety of different shapes of bottles. Big and small, fat and skinny, and broad and tapered shouldered. I think I got a nice collection together!
(Thanks Charlotte for helping with getting all of those pesky labels off!)
Before I officially got started with this project, I did a test run with a bottle that just wouldn’t part completely with its label glue (don’t worry, I later discovered the brilliance of GooGone).
I absolutely and instantly feel in love with this look and charged forward with my new favorite spray primer and spray paint:
You know the drill! Prime, paint and leave the hell alone to dry!
Since I did this project fairly early in the morning, I was able to let these babies dry outside in the shade for a while. I’m completely and utterly paranoid that if left in the sun to dry, the glass will heat up, expand and the paint will crack or creep, so I only let them dry outside for about an hour or so.
I eventually brought them into dry in my “drying room” (aka second bathroom) and put them on my “drying rack” (aka a dog crate divider) so that the bottoms got a chance to dry (not that I painted the bottoms, they just pick up wet paint here and there during the course of the spray painting process).
But once dry, I moved them all (test run bottle included) to their place in the dining room.
Cool looking right!!! I can put flowers in them, candles, twigs with autumn foliage! Oh! And eventually I’ll buy/make some fancy place settings and layout all of my fancy dinnerware – AWESOMESAUCE! Bring on the dinner parties!
Sigh…I love you spray paint…