I’m not sure when my love for Vintage and Shabby began, but perhaps it comes from an appreciation of the care and time it would have taken to craft handmade items in the past.
I have been collecting old silverware for a while and this beautiful mirror and brush set is one of my favourites. I love second hand stores and good finds.
Take some instant coffee powder and while plaster is almost dry, dab some of the coffee onto the plaster with your fingers. It will look a little yellow, but that’s ok, we will fix it in a minute.
I found that the coffee made the plaster a little too yellow, so I went back and applied some dirt from my garden to tone down the yellow tint.
Continue to play with it until you are happy with the results. The good news is that if you are really dissatisfied with it, you can simply soak it in warm soapy water and start over, but you might need to do a little scrubbing as the plaster will stick to the bottle.
I think the bottles look ‘tres feminine’ and a little more realistic in person. What do you think? Believable?
So there you go – my first ever antique bottle altering. I have a lot to learn but it was a lot of fun trying out different looks for the bottles. I have a feeling this is not the last time you will be seeing me do this…:)
Have you ever done any bottle altering? Any tips for me?
Thanks again for you sweet company.
ps – it’s hard to believe that the weekend is here again. Please don’t forget to enter the Shabby Apple giveaway (if you haven’t done so) as the giveaway will close Friday at midnight and I will be announcing the winner on Saturday afternoon….Good luck!
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