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Mirrored Milk Bottle Centerpiece – Easy Spray Paint Update

Hello friends, after I finished my Master Bathroom Makeover we went on a little vacation and I’m just getting caught up.  We had lots of fun but today I’m happy to back and share with you all a super easy Mirrored Milk Bottle Centerpiece I made a few weeks ago.  It’s an easy project that you can make with any bottle or jar you have on hand.  Just add some some fresh or faux flowers and you’ve got a beautiful centerpiece for your table.

Today I’m also going to tell you about a tool that every DIYer and crafter needs to add to their must-have tool list.  It’s this Popup Spray Shelter by HomeRight.  HomeRight has generously sponsored this post by providing me with the spray shelter to use for this project.  Even though this is a sponsored post all opinions are always my own.

This post also contains some affiliate links for your convenience.  You can read my full disclosure here.

Seriously, you need one of these spray shelters for yourself!  It allows me to do light painting inside my garage or outside on the lawn.  It’s always windy at my house and I lose a lot of spray paint to the wind; this spray tent solves that problem.

These mirrored milk bottles work beautifully as unique centerpiece! www.smallhomesoul.com

The Spray Shelter looks big but it’s only about 36″ tall making it perfect to set on top of a work table.  And you can see at the back in the picture above there’s a flap for accessing the back side of larger paint jobs.  It also folds up quickly and fits into it’s own zippered bag for easy storage.

The folding instructions are stitched to the bag so you won’t lose them.  If you follow the folding instructions you’ll be all set.  If you choose not to follow the easy instructions you might just find yourself on one of those videos of the frustrated parents trying to refold their kid’s popup fort 🙂 You don’t want to be that person now, do you?

Mirrored Milk Bottle – Supplies

Ok, let’d get down to showing you this very easy project.  Here’s what you’ll need

Setting up the tent takes about 5 seconds, no kidding.  The cardboard box the tent came in worked perfectly to elevate the bottles a bit.

These mirrored milk bottles work beautifully as unique centerpiece! www.smallhomesoul.com

I forgot to take pictures while I was spraying the bottles but I just stuck two of my gloved fingers into the neck of the bottle to pick it up and turn it around so I got good coverage.  When I started this project I was going for the mercury glass look but decided I liked the full coverage better.  If you’ve never attempted to get the mercury glass look, it’s a good idea to practice on a recycled jar first.  Unfortunately I didn’t practice and I wasn’t thrilled with the result I was getting.  I do love the look and will try again sometime.

Back to the spray shelter; it worked perfectly to keep the paint inside the tent and not all over the table or garage.  Be careful though, if you’re spraying something heavily you’ll want to wear a mask since there’s only one place for the fumes to go, and that’s out the front where you’re standing.  Wearing a dust mask when using spray paint is always a good idea.  I’m reminding myself here too 🙂

These mirrored milk bottles work beautifully as unique centerpiece! www.smallhomesoul.com

Mirrored Milk Bottle – The Result

While the bottles were drying I set out to find the perfect flowers.  I’d bought a funky fake flower arrangement at a garage sale that had good flowers and a cool tub but the arrangement wasn’t for me.  In the arrangement were several long stem faux Gerberas that would be perfect.  I didn’t want to cut the stems since I might use them elsewhere so I folded them up and tucked them into the bottles.

To get them the right height I set the first bottle close to the edge of the table and played with the height until I liked it.  Next I folded the stem and slipped it into the bottle.  I did the same for the other two bottles; I love how they turned out.

These mirrored milk bottles work beautifully as unique centerpiece! www.smallhomesoul.com

When I bought the bottles from a FB treasure group for $5 it was a great deal.  Sadly, they had stubborn water deposits that even a vinegar soaking didn’t help.  Spraying them with Looking Glass Paint was the perfect solution, now they’re beautiful!

These mirrored milk bottles work beautifully as unique centerpiece! www.smallhomesoul.com

The mirrored milk bottle centerpiece really looks pulled together sitting on the slate cheese board.  I picked that up on clearance somewhere for a steal.  It sure pays to peruse the clearance section of your favorite stores 🙂

These mirrored milk bottles work beautifully as unique centerpiece! www.smallhomesoul.com

Now this mirrored milk bottle centerpiece is ready for any season.  Below I just popped in some fall-colored fake flowers and I’m all ready for Fall.

These mirrored milk bottles work beautifully as unique centerpiece! www.smallhomesoul.com

Don’t forget to pin it 🙂  And, don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest for more great decor inspiration!

These mirrored milk bottles work beautifully as unique centerpiece! www.smallhomesoul.com

 

 

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Robyn

Tuesday 25th of October 2016

They really are beautiful. I wish I could be as creative as you, very impressed. #Amazememonday

Toni Harvey

Tuesday 25th of October 2016

Thank you Robyn, so very much and for stopping! I still struggle for sure but the more I explore my creativity the better I like the ideas I come up with :)

Cucicucicoo: Eco Sewing and Crafting

Saturday 22nd of October 2016

I never would've imagined, but the effect is lovely! And a shelter like that looks just perfect for spray painting! Every time I spray paint, I cover everything with newspaper and still manage to accidentally paint something that shouldn't have been! :) Lisa

Toni Harvey

Monday 24th of October 2016

Lisa, I have so many paint spots on my garage floor as well. But no more with the shelter, it's perfect. You should pick one up or put it on your Christmas list :)

Carolann

Thursday 20th of October 2016

Oh my gosh, I love them! I have to try this as well. I have some Ball jars I'd love to try this on too. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful inspiration. It's stunning!

Toni Harvey

Monday 24th of October 2016

Thank you Carolann, yes get out those jars and paint them. I can't wait to see!

debbie

Wednesday 19th of October 2016

Those are the prettiest bottles I have ever seen painted. They look so much like mercury glass. Just lovely! Congratulations, you were selected as our feature this week for this great post. You will be seen on TaDa! Thursdays Link Party #21 this week!

Toni Harvey

Wednesday 19th of October 2016

What?! Yay, thank you so much Debbie!! :)

Susanne

Tuesday 18th of October 2016

Those turned out great!! I just love looking glass spray, I have made several mirrors out of old windows with it :) I have several milk bottles with stuff stuck on the inside that won't come off no matter what I do, I may have to get out my bottle of spray :) Thanks for sharing at TaDa Thursday!!!

Toni Harvey

Wednesday 19th of October 2016

Yes Susanne, it's a perfect solution! And I love the idea of using it for old windows, I'll have to try it with an old window I have.