In my kitchen I have the usual empty space above the fridge alcove - what do you put in there?? It is quite high and I am not, so cookery books were out of the question. Canisters would be good but as yet I haven't found the 'right' ones so I had a big empty box. So just the other day I was visiting my son's partner at work and in her shop they had some gorgeous displays. True to form I had my trusty camera in my bag so with her permission I took a few shots to share and thought to myself 'I can do that!' Well, I have and this is my latest decorating effort - I will share with you the ones I copied first and then show how mine turned out.
These bottles had all been collected form thrift stores and spray painted then grouped together - I thought they looked fabulous so I started my search for different sized bottles and vases. Most of the ones I purchased were only 50c - $2.00 so they didn't cost me very much. I also found some interesting vases in our old farm house - the source of many of my treasures!!
As you can see I had a very odd looking collection of bits and pieces. Everything was given a good wash and left in the winter sun to dry before being painted.
I poured red paint into this glass decanter and also into the stopper - I thought that might make it look a little different to the others. I was a bit worried about the blue swirls in this little vase but it has turned out to be one of my favourite pieces!!
Work in progress!! I had to spread them all out so I could get between them as it takes a few light coats of paints to cover them. I was worried that they were all going to look the same because I could only get one red spray paint but as they all had different colours and surfaces they looked different when finished.
This is my finished product - after arranging them on the shelf I have decided I need to paint a few more taller pieces to put in the back. It's hard to believe these are all painted with the same colour paint, don't you think?
I have started collecting more interesting shaped bottles and jars to paint to use as props in my sister's gift shop.
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