Oh, how I love a DIY that a) is inexpensive, b) takes almost no time and c) yields great results. When I came across this bottle makeover idea at Poppytalk, it not only fit my criteria, but almost felt a bit like cheating. How could something so easy look so great? And where do I find such fantastic bottles?
Here's a recap of the instructions found on Poppytalk (original article is from Canadian House & Home):
- After finding some bottles with great shape and detail, remove the labels, clean the inside and let them dry out completely.
- Next, pour a good size dollop of paint into the bottom of the bottle. The color options here are endless. This set is monochromatic, but a few bold contrasting pieces would be quite nice as well.
- With the paint in the bottle, you will have to slowly rotate the bottle to get the paint to coat the entire interior of the bottle. Depending on the opacity of the paint, this might require two coats. (Acrylic paint will work for this as it will adhere to the glass, but note that you shouldn't fill the bottle with water later.)
- Let it dry thoroughly and you are all set.
(Image credit: Angus McRitchie / Canadian House & Home)