Eek to Chic, Garage Sale Bottle Transformed into a Glorious Oil Rubbed Bronze Piece of Art

My first “bottle art” project. I found this treasure at a garage sale for only $2.00. It was a color somewhere between orange and gold. I loved that it came with a topper. I knew right away that it would be perfect for an eek to chic project. Read below for the type of paint I used.

Here is what the bottle looked like below. It wasn’t bad at all but it didn’t match what I had envisioned in my mind.
I loved the shape and design of this bottle PLUS it had a topper! How perfect for $2.00.

To make the oil rubbed bronze color, I used regular black craft paint and added some metallic copper and some metallic gold. I did not even prime the bottle first. But I probably should have. If I had primed it, I recommend the spray paint, Rustoleum 2x primer and paint. Then I used antique gold rub n buff to catch all the edges and raised portions of the design. I went ahead and glued the topper on with E6000 so I could put the necklace on without the topper always falling off.

Before I put the necklace on, I sealed the whole project with matte Mod Podge. I bought the necklace from my cousin who sells Paparazzi Jewelry. The gold in the necklace perfectly matched the gold rub n buff.

I really love how it turned out. I can always go back and add more bling. But for now, it is gold and GLORIOUS the way it is.

Go check out some thrift stores, garage sales, and flea markets to find some hidden treasures to make into one-of- a-kind, chic, precious projects.

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Turn Easter Decor into Spring Decor

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I am here to give you inspiration, ideas, and little tricks or hacks. This was a very cute Easter Vintage Truck which was purchased at one of the dollar stores. It carried Easter Eggs in the back bed. It was so cute, that I wanted to keep it out for another month or so or even longer. My Mom made some felt flowers to put in the back and voila, it is now SPRING DECOR. The flowers cover up the Easter Eggs perfectly. They are not even glued in.

Easter Vintage Truck changed to Spring Vintage Truck using Felt Flowers.

Felt flowers are VERY easy to make. They are nice to make when it is raining outside. We chose colors that complimented the existing colors of the truck. My Mom used buttons for the centers of the flowers.

Easter Vintage Truck changed to Spring Vintage Truck using Felt Flowers.
The flowers are not glued in. They are removable.

I hope this post helps someone get the idea to change out their Easter Decorations before putting them up for the year.

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Patio Candle Holders Restyled and Reused

DIY

I decided to keep my candles and make them part of my new patio decor.

Below is a picture “before”. I hate to “throw things out”. I like to repurpose or restyle.

I liked the blue but I LOVE the white that they are now. Keep scrolling for more info.

Before the paint….
They already had a chippy affect going on….I wanted to keep that distressed look.

I painted them, sanded them, put fall twinkle lights in them, then put a ribbon at the top.
Here they are……I love them!
I can just see them with Red Poinsettias at Christmas time. If the weather behaves.

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