After the holidays we had so many leftover wine bottles. I hated to just toss them or take them to the recycle bin. Instead they got upcycled – faux galvanized painted wine bottles.
Throughout the holiday season we did quite a bit of entertaining this year. Judge all that you want to, but there is always plenty of wine at our home – especially at the holidays. There were a lot of empty wine bottles and I truly hated to get rid of all of them. Some bottles have pretty shapes and I thought that I could do something with a few of them. I came up with the idea of faux galvanized painted wine bottles.
Do you remember the faux galvanized feather and place cards I created? This is the exact same paint treatment except I did add some white chalk paint to the bottle.
Here’s how you paint the wine bottle:
- remove the wine labels from the wine bottles.
- use Amy Howard One Step Paint – A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Bauhaus Buff (not shown)
- paint the bottle with one good coat of A Good Man is Hard To Find
- gently spritz the wine bottle with water
- using a damp paper towel gently blot the bottle.
- dip another damp paper towel in a small amount of Bauhaus Buff and dab it onto the bottle.
- gently blot the bottle until you have a galvanized effect.
- let paint dry completely.
I love this galvanized finish.
It may seem industrial but it is also soft and pretty.
These bottles look great as they are but will also be perfect for taper candles or flowers.
Can I share with you that they look gorgeous on my fireplace mantel? You’ll have to come back tomorrow to see what they look like!