Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Altered glass jug in shades of blue



Behold the blue jug:) I have a friend who occasionally supplies me with wine jugs courtesy of an ex-mother-in-law (that's another story!) I was dying to try my hand at bottle alteration after seeing so many on Pinterest:) This bottle is part of my "spring decor" collection. I have decor collections for each season...don't tell the hubby...he's not much on storing stuff but never notices...hahahaha!

We begin here...
Primer is always a good place to start with any painting project.

Shades of blue are kind of my thing at the moment, and I had this chalk paint from Hobby Lobby on hand called "escape"...perfect!

                                     

After the blue base was dry, an Inka Gold teal metallic rub was brushed on in several passes around the jug. Once the metallic rub is dry, it can be buffed to a sheen. This is a German made wax based product that comes in many colors. There are several you-tube videos that are helpful:)

As you can see from the picture below, a metallic coppery brown paint was dry brushed as the final layer.
                                   
After the paint was completely dry, layers of washi tape were wrapped around the jar, beginning and ending on the designated back to hide the seams. Mod Podge over the washi tape is recommended since washi has a tendency to peel away over time.



An aqua burlap flower procured from my extensive flower stash was secured with hot glue. A perfect finishing touch!


Various shades of aqua, turquoise and teal are liberally and consistently placed around my home as THE preferred accent color...can't get enough:) These colors are also usually worked into any seasonal decor displays.




This blue cabinet can most often be found sporting seasonal and holiday decor. I did a fun paint and stencil furniture makeover on this piece passed down from a sister-in-law. We are one of those revolving furniture diy families:)

You might enjoy the cabinet paint and stenciling project link below. 
The lighting of the cabinet in the kitchen corner does not do it justice!

https://nelliescottageretreat.blogspot.com/2012/01/still-feeling-bluedecoratively-speaking.html









































The soda bottle above was also wrapped with washi tape, sealed with Mod-Podge, and then wrapped with twine. Pastel field flowers fill the vases, bottle and jug with spring time joy!


I have 3 more of these jugs begging to be painted....thinking  one each for a the other seasons:)





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