I promise I didn't drink everything in the decanters. Pinky promise!
Remember my recently thrifted mid century shelves.
Fabulous? Yes. A little bare? Definitely.
So I have been gradually trying out different bits and bobs on the shelves, evolving them until I was kind of happy. But something was always missing.
Colour! Lots of colour!
So I had the idea of adding a heap of cool coloured glass. But do you know how much vintage vases and bottles cost? More than I have that is for sure, so being
a tight wad on a budget, I decided to buy some gorgeous old decanters from op shops and have myself a little colour party.
I have always loved the different shapes and styles of these decanters.
So instead of filling these beauties with scotch and whiskey I poured a different colour of craft paint into each, swirled the paint around so the inside surface is completely covered and then let dry for a while. Tip the decanter upside down to remove any excess paint and hey presto! Cool coloured glass!
Of course there were some casualties. A tip - don't use old paint. It is really gluggy and won't swish around inside the bottle. It also seems to contract and leave patchy areas. Also, maybe put down some paper so you don't create a huge mess like I did. I was finding splodges of paint EVERYWHERE, even days later.
I am really happy with the results. I can't decide which one I like the best, but there is something about that turquoise colour that really speaks to me.
And I managed to complete all of my bottles for the price of one of those fancy bottles I was lusting after on eBay! Huzzah!
I did however unearth a gorgeous (and very reasonably priced!) genie bottle whilst in Geelong that seems to have been made for my new cabinet. More huzzahs!
Now my shelves are full of vibrant colour and although I can't help moving things about constantly as the mood takes me, I absolutely love it all.
What sort of crafty things have you been up to lately?