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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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