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DIY Painted Glass Bottle Upcycle Project

Hello, there! My name is Cher and I am behind Designs by Studio C, a website where I feature DIY projects, how-to information, and free furniture plans! At Designs by Studio C, you can learn How to Build a Bench Using an Old Door, find useful information on How to Cut a 2×4 in Half, and find plans to build countless pieces of furniture and including the Adele Wine Cabinet (yes, I designed and built it myself)!

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Today, I am guest posting for Tazim who was gracious enough to have me, so I’ve created a project especially for her readers!

I live in the country and we find old glass bottles all the time. In fact, the land my house sits on was once the “town dump” – seriously! It is not unusual to find pieces of pottery, glass, metal, or even an old car (that part is absolutely true!). Anyway, my daughter found an old Log Cabin Syrup glass bottle. It was in fantastic shape other than being dirty and moldy. After a good scrubbing and soaking in a bit of bleach, the bottle looked as good as new!


I started by painting the bottle with a Valspar sample in Sprinkler. I used the “dry-brushing” technique, where I did just that… I didn’t want it to be completely coated in the paint.


Once the paint dried, I applied a second coat, this time using a sample of Behr in Delicate Lace and when it was dry, I coated it with a clear sealer.


I applied a vinyl monogram to the front. I initially wanted the monogram to fit in the oval on the front but it doesn’t look too bad!


Then I gave it to my daughter to display with the other bottles in her collection!


I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and I would love to see what you create! Stop by Designs by Studio C or send me an email at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com! 

Thank you, Tazim, for letting me visit today!

Until next time,

Happy Creating!

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