Monday, August 22, 2011

Console Table Handcrafted By Dad, A Craft Project & Bread Boards

Hi there!  How was your weekend?  I finished up working on a table that my dad made for me before he passed away.  I painted it white and put it in my dining room.  After he finished building it, he had a little gold tab engraved and attached it underneath the top.  It says, "Handcrafted by Dad".  :)  Here's a look.......
 I'm so happy with it!  
I wanted to put something fun and different on it and since I've seen lots of projects lately involving spray painting glass jars, I decided to do a version for myself.

I had an old set of glass milk bottles that were just hiding away in a cabinet.  They were beautiful but the glass was so old that they were pretty scuffed and etched so I thought they would be the perfects candidates for painting.

I bought some foam stickers from a craft store and stuck those on the bottles.  I used numbers with special meaning, sentimental letters and did one that said milk, just for fun.   I primed them first with Valspar white primer before recoating with Valspar white spray paint and a clear glossy sealer.  The other color is also by Valspar and is called soft grey.  Here's what they looked like when I was finished.
I LOVE the way the spray paint made the letters on the milk bottles stand out.
Hope everyone has a great Monday!

P.S.  I have listed 8 sets of mini bread boards in my Etsy Shop and 8 burlap bread board bags.  :)


16 comments:

  1. Soooo gorgeous! I just love your room, it is so *dreamy*....

    And I love what a special piece your table is...there is nothing better than something made by Dad.

    Mary

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  2. What a lovely room!! The color of the walls is perfect with the white - what paint color is it? and the painted bottles are gorgeous, too.

    YUM!

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  3. This looks great! And how sweet that he put an engraved label on the table. :')

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  4. What a great idea to paint the bottles different colors so they stand out a bit! I love that the table is special to you - that's one of the perks of having a vintage home: lots of the pieces have special stories!

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  5. Okay seriously, you should add these to your shop. They are adorable!!! What a fun idea.

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  6. The milk bottles look so good and to have that table from your dad is so so special.

    I wanted to let you know when I link to your etsy shop, only the bags are listed, not the boards. Now I have an order in already to you, but wanted you do know how it looks when I go to your shop Diana. This is Lin.

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  7. Looks wonderful! I love the bottles ~ very creative with the letters and numbers. I know having something from your Dad is so special. I was not that fortunate after my dad passed away ~ my step-mother didn't give me anything plus tons of photos are gone. :-(

    Evidently all the bread boards are already sold! I'm happy for you but need a set of 4 at some point...no hurry at all, will be a Christmas gift.

    xo
    Pat

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  8. Just discovered your blog, cannot wait to go and read more. What color do you have painted in the living room? I love it and all the white. Very fresh and beautiful!

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  9. Thanks Debbie! All the paint colors in our home are listed under the FAQ tab at the top of the page. :)

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  10. Thanks Pat! No worries, there will be more bread boards up next week! :)

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  11. Again you knocked it out of the ballpark Diana........ love the chalkboard too. I can't wait to get my bread boards. I look forward to reading your blog. Your dad would be proud !!!!

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  12. What a special memory to have from your dad! And to think that he added the tab! Love the chalkboard, too!
    Hope you are doing good!
    Love to you, friend!

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  13. OK- this is like the 4th project I've pinned. I just love your ideas!

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  14. Genius with the foam letters! I actually found you after googling "milk bottles painted", because I had just spray painted one myself, and your pic came up on images. I'm so glad I found you - you're a font of ideas! I will be a-followin' you!
    I'm considering putting some stripes on my bottle, but yours are so beautiful just white maybe I'll skip it...

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  15. Totally going to check out your etsy shop too!

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  16. I am totally in love with your home!!!! What paint colors are the ones in the dining room and in the kitchen? I have to paint my new house and I would love to use those!!!

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