Chalk Painted Bottle
1. Find an empty bottle that has interesting details in the glass.
2. Spray paint the bottle with a metallic paint & primer in one. I used Rust-Oleum's Universal Advanced Formula in an Oil Rubbed Bronze finish.
3. Brush on a coat of chalk paint. For this project, I tried the Waverly brand chalk paint, which can be found at WalMart. I have also used Annie Sloan chalk paint but it costs 3 times as much and for this small project, I don't think it is worth the extra expense.
4. Using a fine sanding block, remove a layer of the chalk paint, allowing the metallic finish to show through and showing off the details in the glass. Wipe off any excess dust with a dry paper towel or rag.
5. Using terry cloth or a lint free cloth, rub on a layer of wax. This seals the paint and gives your project a nice sheen.
6. Add embellishments. For this project I added self-adhesive jewels. For the projects shown below, I glued a metallic key hole to the smooth part of the glass and tied old-fashioned keys around the neck of one bottle and glued a metal flower to the other. In both cases, the metal was not the color that I wanted so I sprayed the pieces with the Rust-Oleum Universal Advanced Formula metallic paint & primer. But if these embellishments aren't your style, you can add an initial, silk flowers, ribbon, pearls, beads or whatever makes you happy!
Have fun and enjoy turning a piece of trash into a treasure!
Shot with SHOTBOX and my Samung Galaxy S5 Smartphone.