Monday, October 8, 2012

Wet paint!

I had found a few old bottles around the farm and as much as I tried they still would not come clean. On the weekend I decided I  would paint them and distress them a little. Well, the painting got done but not the distressing! I am very impatient and as soon as I had slapped the paint on (yes, I was going for a vintage look!) I wanted to use them on a table, hence then heading ‘Wet paint’. I felt they needed a little something on them so they weren’t quite so plain so I found some of my old earrings from the 70’s and took the backs off and glued them to the bottles before I painted them. As you will see, I had to place the bottles on a white platter to stop the paint from getting on my dining table!!  Ah, the things we do!
I see in one of the photos the gremlins have been and shifted a fork a little! How come I don’t see these things until I look back at the photos?





bj said...

omygosh...these are sooo pretty. Just love 'em.


How artsy and unique! I love the way you did an all white theme. Thank you so much for joining the party!


Unknown said...

What a pretty table! I love your painted bottles. :)


Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Morning Suzy,
What a sweet and darling table centerpiece that made, so cute!
and love the way you wrapped the twine around the bowl and silverware,
that looks great..........

I simply love white, anything white,
just so fresh and clean looking.

Have a great day, and come see me sometime,
Blessings, Nellie

Unknown said...

Love Love Love!..I have a collection of old bottles found in farm fields, etc. They ARE hard to clean. Super Idea.
I love your idea so much I might have to marry it :)

I'm your newest follower

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Ooh, look at all that pretty whiteness!! I love how you've tied together the flatware on top of the bowl.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Suzy, the bottles are beautiful Love the white setting. It all looks so pretty, with the rattan chargers!

Kathleen said...

That looks really pretty! Very summery.
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish.

Marlis said...

great idea for the bottles.. White is a perfect solution! Your table is really stunning with the settings tied in twine and the silver on top of the bowls. Just love your style.. xo marlis

Jacqueline said...

Absolutely charming! If you hadn't said anything, of course we wouldn't have known. The soft white with the warm brown is just wonderful. What a great table.

Alycia Nichols said...

Doggone those gremlins! They hit my house on occasion, too! I don't think anyone else but us notices the results of their antics, though! :-) This is really beautiful! I love all the white accented with the deep brown placemats. Great choice on those! They really make the white jump out even more! I think you showed incredible patience to just paint the bottles. I HATE to paint anything!!!!! Distressing would TOTALLY be out of the question for me...not even a consideration! WAY too impatient for that! Great idea to add pieces of jewelry for a more 3-D effect!!! said...

The twine at each place setting is so cute, and I love the use of the vine in the centre piece. Great job.
Dannyelle @

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Looks lovely. I too am a bit impatient...especially when you are wanting to take the FINAL picture for blogging. Hahaha. Your table is beautiful and I love how it looks.

Sarah said...

Very pretty! I like the white dishes with the natural reed and twigs.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty your all in white table is. I love your centerpiece especially.

The Tablescaper said...

Neat idea.

- The Tablescaper

......Michele @ Portlandia Vintage said...

Brilliant! Love the painted bottles, great idea!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

What a beautiful idea for a tablescape--love the white bottles, and I really like how you placed your silverware on the bowl--very clever!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love this all white table! Very relaxing to look at.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Ah, your bottles are so pretty, and your tablescape is gorgeous! Visiting from TTF!

Katherines Corner said...

lovely and the all white table is fabulous xo P.S. hopping over from potpourri Friday

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Diann said...

Everything turned out so pretty. The white has a calming effect and then adding the little touches of natural things just pulls it all together beautifully! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a terrific day!

Kathy said...

Painting is a wonderful solution! Looks great! Just wondering - did you try anything like CLR (calcium, lime and rust) I have a few old bottles I need to try to clean out! Very curious as to what might work - I do appreciate you sharing your lovely post with Home and Garden Thursday,

The Charm of Home said...

Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Thank you so much for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.