Coastal Decor

Coastal Decor – Painted Bottles, Tins and baskets

  • 07/28/2013

I have been busy painting bottles, tins and baskets then placing them in my coastal vignettes around my living room, kitchen and dining area.  In the first two photos I painted 4 Starbucks bottles with my favorite colors of black and white… then distressing them. I hand painted the numbers…a little rusty from my sign painting days.  But overall I was pleased with them.

Painted Bottles
Painted Bottles

In these two  photo you can see two Mason Jars I also painted… they are waiting final embellishments.  I will either be painting something on them…using a decal…or hanging something coastal on them.  Right behind the front bottles is a Longaberger basket with water bottles.  You can also see a candle in a sand pail from Yankee Candle.  I like to move things around…so not sure this vignette will contain the same elements in a week or two.


Painted Tins

 Here are three large Longaberger baskets I use for storage in my living room and to hold more coastal elements.  I also tied a Starfish on each black basket.


Painted Tins

This is a close-up of the items that sit on top of the baskets.  Here I have a collection of shells on top of a mix of white and black sand in a jar from Pottery Barn.  And on top sits a  Live, Love, Laugh Illuma-Lid from Yankee Candle.  I have a Starbucks bottle that has crushed shells with a glass starfish hanging from twine sitting on top of a mirror with a candle in a sand pail.  The white and black items in the back are three tea tins…these are also awaiting inspiration for embellishing them.  I have ideas but want them to percolate a little before I decide exactly what I want to do with these tins.


 This vignette sits atop my shelving unit in our dining area.  It is comprised of a Yankee Candle lantern, a Longaberger cake basket, a zebra orb from Pier 1 and a bottle with a W… initial of our last name.  Then a mason jar painted in black and white…then distressed.  It too is awaiting embellishment.


Coastal Vignette

This grouping is one of my favorites!  Starting on the left in the back is a shell platter from Vietri that matches a few shell salad plates we use on occasion.  Next is one of my bottles I painted…awaiting final embellishment. A Longaberger basket I also painted black, white and distressed.  The basket I spay painted since that worked better than painting them with a brush. I tied a silver starfish around the basket and filled it with shells.  The two large candles holders are from Yankee Candle and resemble lighthouses.  The are a little bare at the moment. Need a trip to the beach to pick up more shells.  I also want to add some black sand to tie in the black and white theme I have going on.  Lastly, I have a black Gurgle Pot I received from my sister-in-law.

I am enjoying creating my coastal vignettes and painting glass bottles, tins and some wood pieces.

I would love to hear your comments.

Thanks for following along. Link to my first painted bottle post Coastal Decor – Mason Jars and Bottles


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