Painting your way forward

Dining INNvasion Episode 3

Fern Resort

Painting is the quickest and easiest way to get big impact with the least effort, which is why it’s usually the first thing new home owners will address. A fresh coat of paint usually does the trick!

For decor, it’s also a great way to work a colour scheme into the mix, and allows you to really customize your event without worrying about sourcing a specific piece. This week I glammed up an otherwise pretty rustic room at Fern Resort with some beautiful gold bottles, gold and white polka dots and DIY white crepe paper flowers.

The bottles were half wine bottles (thank you Victor!!), and some sourced vintage bottles:

The wine bottles first had to soak in VERY hot water to get the labels off… these wine bottle labels had surprisingly strong glue. I soaked them first, peeled off the labels, and finally used “Goo-Gone” to get rid of all remaining residue.

You can get gold, copper or silver spray paint at Home Depot and Canadian Tire, but after reading a ton of reviews, I used Krylon spray paint in Brilliant Gold. They only needed ONE coat of spray paint, and they dried in a few hours… Brilliant indeed!

I love how the candlelight hits these gold bottles and I love the juxtaposition of the white paper flowers against such a glam look… most importantly, there was enough room on the table for Victor’s feast!! You don’t want to overdo it when it comes to gold… a little can go a long way!

Here are other great ways you can

paint bottles for an amazing DIY effect:

  1. With anything other than metallic, pour paint inside the bottles to keep the outside glossy, and paint the outside for a matte effect.

  1. Tape your bottles in various patterns, spray paint, let them dry and remove the tape for fantastic patterns!!

  1. Keep adding bits of white to your paint colour in between bottles to achieve a chic ombre effect.

  1. Go all white! Paint your bottles all white and use coloured flowers for a traditional and clean look.

Rebecca Wise

For more info on Dining INNvasion:

http://cottagelife.com/?tv-shows=dining-innvasion

Rebecca Wise
Event Planner, Entertainment & Family Content Creator, Spokesperson, Guest Expert on CTV's The Social, The Marilyn Denis Show, CHCH and mom to the most amazing little girl in the whole world
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