As many of you know, we have been working away at wedding planning. What some of you probably didn’t know is that we’re working away at creating the center pieces for the tables at the reception. This is something that came to me very early on and seemed super easy. We are not finished with this project as everything will need a second coat of paint plus we need to decide on actual set up, but I wanted to share with you all how easy it is to paint wine bottles for any occasion.
Our colors are navy and coral so these are the two colors of paint that I needed to mix. Mixing the paint takes a little bit of time, because you want to make sure that you have the exact desired result that you want. We brought out two things that we owned in our desired colors and matched the paint to them. I highly suggest doing this as you start to mix. Also, we didn’t have fancy tools so we used popsicle sticks for mixing the paint.
Pink and orange make coral in case you were wondering. I know that I had to look it up. It takes awhile to get this color, which is why there is soooo much of it in the center of our palette. We started out with a lot of orange and only a little pink, but it turns out that the other way around works better. It takes a lot of mixing and checking.
Black and blue make navy. This one is super simple, because a little black goes a long way. I’m talking that you barely need to put any black into the blue to get it to the correct shade. We made a little more than is pictured here but still not as much as the coral. Now that you have the colors matched to whatever decor you want to bring together you’re ready to paint!
We started with four bottles, because I wanted to make sure that it was as easy as it looked. We also ended up breaking one. This was a project Love and I decided to do together since it is for our wedding, and we like to be as involved as possible together. Wind is not your friend when it comes to glass bottles, but I don’t regret doing it in the backyard at all. I love the openness.
Painting the bottle literally involves dipping your brush into the paint and then moving it up the glass. I moved it up so that there wouldn’t be various brush lines on the glass. You can do it however you’d like. I will note that paint got EVERYWHERE. At first, we had too much plastic wrap over the table protecting it from the paint. We used all acrylic though so clean up should have been a breeze with water anyway. It was also super windy. We were very careful though not to get paint on ourselves.
As you paint, you’ll notice that there is A LOT of coverage from one coat. These paints definitely go a long way. I know that we will need a second coat upon them drying though, because we just got some spots better than others. You’ll want to do thin layers, because you can always repaint them some other time if your decor needs change. Or you could drink a lot more wine!