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I had a blank spot on top of the armoire, in the guest room, that I wanted to fill with something cheap, maybe even temporary, until I found something I love. The bottles did the trick . . .
This project was simple, and I certainly didn’t re-invent the wheel here. I think I’m the millionth person to spray paint a bottle!
I hauled the bottles out into the garage. I placed them spouts down, on a piece of cardboard, and gave their bottoms a few light mists of Tremclad Matte White Spray Paint. After 48 hours, I flipped the bottles over and sprayed a few more light coats. I ended up needing a second can of paint, because my dark glass bottles needed more paint for coverage. I recommend clear glass bottles because they require much less paint (and effort).
I primed a few, first, for comparison and found that just painting was good enough for lazy old me. But do a coat of primer if you find that your items need to be a little more durable.
The only trouble is, after I painted the bottles, I realized guests store the pillows up there. Oops. Now I’m not so sure. But then I spotted this 2011 installation by Matthew Brannon on mint and now want a whole wall of bottles, with some painted different colours. We’ll see where this goes . . .
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