I have been so inspired by these altered bottles on Restyled Home. Then I discovered this altered bottle flickr set. And when I discovered (where have I been?) the Graphics Fairy, it was all over.
You can click on the pictures to get a better look.
Over Thanksgiving weekend I had the time to get creative and try new things. This picture hardly does the bottle justice.
I wake up early. I usually leave for work around 6:30 am, so sleeping in is still early. Anyway, in the quiet of the dark morning, at an hour most Hollywood folks never see, I crept into the upper garage and went through the building's glass recycling bin looking for the perfect wine bottle. The feasting of the previous days left me with lots to choose from! Thankfully nobody caught me.
I soaked the labels for a while and scraped them off. A little dab of Citra-Solv and all that sticky stuff was gone. (Citra-Solv works much better than Goo Gone and smells so good!)
I quick visit to the Graphics Fairy for this and this and I was on my way. Unfortunately, I am out of color ink for my printer. Sometimes these kind of limits are helpful though. With all the amazing clip art at GF, color ink would have made it harder to choose an image! Frankly, I probably won't replace that ink cartridge any time soon. For the same price, I enjoyed some yummy sushi the other night and sushi will always trump ink in my book.
This is the back.
Anyway, Modge Podge, Martha Stewart Cristal Fine White Glitter, ribbon and some Christmas picks from Joannes and I had my bottle! This would make such a nice hostess gift for wine loving friends. I am sure to make more of these! I have ideas to make a bottle for wishes, a bottle for Love Potion # 9 and maybe some birthday bottles. The possibilities are endless and the price is so right!
Check out all the creative things people do with her images here.
Check back on Tuesday for more Trash to Treasure at Reinvented.
A few days ago the Play Kitchen Build Along was featured on Ohdeedoh. Pretty exciting.As you can see, my head is touching the sliding door. The other end of that board is sticking out through the railing. My work table is actually the play kitchen I am building and there is about 2 inches between the cabinet and the railing.
I got one comment:
"I've been wanting a play kitchen for my son for about a year now (he's 2 1/2) - he loves his IKEA pot set &; helps me in the kitchen all the time. But we have NO ROOM for anything like the size of that oven in the photo. I saw a great idea to create a 2-burner "stove" by transforming a plastic storage container (his measuring cups/spoons &; pots can be stored inside and he can flip it over for a pretend stove). Great idea - fits our space and budget. Sorry, kid. When mommy gets the Viking, you can have a huge play stove. haha..."
Boy do I understand space constraints! My own kitchen is only about 7' X 3'. Space is a major factor in most decisions around here.I truly shudder to think where we will store toys when the day comes. Wouldn't it be sad if the kitchen maker's own kids had the shoe box kitchen? (Not a bad option for apartment dwellers!)
What's funny to me is that she called this play kitchen "huge." I guess it looks big in the picture, but my balcony is small. This end is only about 3.5' wide. Here is a shot that captures the real size of the balcony well.