My husband loves some Crown Royal. It has always been his favorite drink. Me, I am a good ole country girl who loves a beer! So, with that being said, we have a lot of these bottles laying around. I just can’t bring myself to throw them away. The glass etching is so beautiful.
We had just finished renovating our bedroom, and the colors we chose were Lavender and White. I needed a piece of décor to place on top of my dresser, beside our wedding photo. I had some of the milk paint left over from a previous project, so I decided this would be perfect. The color is called Virginia Reel, by FolkArt.
I gave the bottle a good cleaning with soap and water. I let the bottle soak overnight in water and dawn dish detergent. This allowed the labels to scrub right off using a pot scrubby.
After applying one coat of the milk paint, I just wasn’t feeling the look. It looked, well, blah.
I decided to apply some white to brighten it up a bit. Using a bristle brush, apply a very small amount of paint, then dab it on a paper towel to remove any excess paint. Then apply it to the bottle by using very light strokes. This gave it a shabby chic look!
I knew I wanted to bling it up a bit, so I searched through some of my old costume jewelry that I never wore. I found a cross with purple tones. This would be perfect! I applied the cross with my hot glue gun onto the center of the bottle. I had an old gray beaded bracelet that went with a set that I had previously broken. I wrapped it around the bottom part of the opening. Lastly, I applied self-adhesive pearl embellishments around the top. What once was a old bottle is now a classy piece of home decor! And so easy to do!