Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My name is Tracy, but you can call me Martha: Bottle Bowl

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After the success I had with my new upcycled napkin bowl, I went back to the same antique shop and found this not so pretty thing (and these awesome little bottles):


I have a secretary desk in my living room that has a mantle on top. I've never quite known what to put on it. I knew I wanted to paint this pedestal bowl just like my other one, but needed something to put in it. So I found this little bottle collection and fell in love with them. They are old, all different shapes and sizes and look cool in a little grouping. I'll likely buy a few more bottles, until the bowl is filled. Here's the pretty version:




In it's new home:


I painted it just like this one:

See the original post here

I didn't prime the napkin bowl and it turned out just fine. I followed the same steps on the bottle bowl and the paint sanded off very easily... a little too easily. I scrapped some off on accident with my finger nail, fortunately it was on the bottom of the bowl. I think I'll give priming a shot next time around.

I don't think I have a future as an interior decorator but I sure do love looking at my new little bottle collection! What do you think?

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35 comments:

  1. Really cute idea, you did a great job!

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  2. Looks great :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  3. Cute little caddy for your bottles. I love bottles and anything distressed and white.

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  4. The pedestal stand and your bottle collection looks great! Glad you added your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  5. I have a very similar bowl that I picked up at a yard sale for a quarter, and I've been trying to figure out what I want to do with it. This is a fabulous idea!

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  6. Super cute! Funny how a lil paint can breathe new life into something. ;)

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  7. Just saw a tray like that at the flea market and I passed it up. Ooops!! I'll keep my eye out from now on! LOL!
    ~Terry
    www.mossandclover.blogspot.com

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  8. Hi from your newest google and facebook follower/s via crafty soiree, Karima from
    www.karimascrafts.com
    and
    www.karimasblogs.blogspot.com

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  9. very cute. turned out great and im your newest follower

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  10. What a cute idea- love the fresh paint and the sweet bottles inside! Would love for you to share this at Feathered Nest Friday at my blog! :)

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  11. Great idea! I love how grouping simple things together makes such an awesome impact.

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  12. I pick up those little bottles wherever I go!! I love them! I have them in all colors! It is like my fave collection!!

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  13. So that's what the square one is! I have one that I found in Goodwill and painted Heirloom White. I thought it was a square fruit bowl but seeing your napkins in it, now it makes sense! : ) I love the larger one you found, too. Mine holds faux pomegranates on my kitchen table.

    visiting from Fruglacious Friday. : )

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  14. That's really a cute idea. I love using old things like that and giving them new life. Thanks for linking up!

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  15. Beautiful!! I love how you painted the tray.

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  16. I love the bottle collection! Thanks for linking up to Home and Family Friday!

    Becca

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  17. Hi there~ Just stopping back by to say thank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday-following along now- hope you will come back and share again soon! Have a great weekend!

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  18. So cute! Love this!!!
    -emily
    nestnestingnested.blogspot

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  19. What a great project and I LOVE the bottles! Isn't it amazing how something so simple can make such a statement!?

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  20. I like it very much. Old bottles have always intrigued me. Its definitely a conversation piece as well.
    Hope you can pop over and see me at theenchantedoven.blogspot.com
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  21. Gorgeous, I need to find an antique store! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

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  22. Your pedestal bowl looks so very nice! Thank you for the inspiration for my next project.

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  23. That is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing I would love to do something like this on my dresser. I pinned it

    A Mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  24. Such a simple, but striking look. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  25. Lovely. Great detailing and I love it's shape.

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  26. How fun and fresh. I would love if you shared this at my newbie party.

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  27. That looks beautiful! I love the bottle collection. I just featured your project! :)

    http://www.polishthestars.com/2011/05/link-party-monday-21.html

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  28. Hi Tracy {Martha}~

    LOL!! What a charming makeover & the bottle collection is simply beautiful. Happy to be a new follower of you great blog & I invite you to link to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash. :)

    ~Christina~

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

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  29. Glad you joined me. Please add my link or button as well for the newbie party.

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  30. I love your pedestal stands and how you transformed them....your bottle collection looks sooo lovely in it. Thanks for sharing with us. Dropping in from Debbie's newbie party.Have a nice day!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  31. Who is Martha? ;) I love your style, Tracy!

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  32. Very cute, love that bottle bowl....very vintage :)

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