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DIY Painted Bottles

I’m sure a lot of you have empty bottles lying around your house like beer and wine bottles, jams jars or even unwanted mason jars. (If you don’t have any, check your kitchen for almost empty supply of patistoyo, olive oil, oyster sauce and other condiments in bottles. Grab them quick before Mang Magbobote gets to make some bucks out of your junk.) Please think twice about throwing them away because here are a few ideas on how to give them some love after they served you well.

1. Paint them white and use them as your everyday centerpiece. Then using the white bottles as your clean canvas, you can also draw simple patterns using your good ol’ black marker for an avante grade effect. Creative Jewish Mom has all the tips for this super easy DIY project.

2. Of course, you are not limited to white. Any color can do. Sky is the limit!

DIY Colored Glass Bottles

Painted Glass Bottles (I wish I could find such pretty bottles with floral details too *envy*)

I will do this soon and I’ll show you what I came up with. I need vases anyway. I’d love to see your work too (so I can steal your ideas, kidding!) so feel free to drop me an email or anything. 🙂

Weekend Project: Framed Chalkboard

I’ve been seeing a lot of framed chalkboards all over the DIY blog network and I wanted one for my kitchen. The thing is, none here in Manila sells black chalkboards (which I can conveniently cut and put in a frame). National Bookstore sells only the fugly green school “blackboards”. I want an actual black chalkboard just like old fashioned coffee shops and delis, not the mossy green ones.

So for many months, I searched the net until a month ago I went with the hubby to Wilcon and lo and behold! They have chalkboard spray paint! It’s a little pricey though (P650.00) but I desperately want a black chalkboard. I have tons of other projects in line already so I didn’t think twice.

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Weekend Fab Finds

Did I tell you that I recently started obsessing over the color Turquoise?

For the past years, my signature color was Yellowgreen/Lime because it kind of describes me well. It’s not a color that people usually use so it takes a bit more guts to use such loud, vibrant color (not the pale, muted tone of course.) I wanted something that screams. Something others would think twice on using so Lime was the perfect choice. But lately, I have been seeing a lot of yellow greens so  I think it is now time to move on.

Now, I want something cool, laid back, breezy, beach-like, light and bright like this picture of my son in Boracay. I was never a fan of blue but when mixed with green (old love from lime days),  it seems like we’re meant to be!

Since my color palette for redecorating our house includes Turquoise, I’m now in constant hunt for fabulous turquoise finds. Here’s what I’ve achieved during the weekend so far.

From left to right:

1.) Designer fabric (Sugar Pop by Liz Scott) for P150/yard from Market!Market!

2.) Stretch Fabric for P200/yard from Market!Market!

3.) Turquoise and yellowgreen placemat for P21.75 from Landmark Department Store.

4.) 1″ velvet ribbon for P26/yard; 1/2″ ribbon trim for P6/yard both from Carolina’s Megamall.

Here’s the close up of the stretch fabric. #inlove

I already have projects lined up for these babies and I can’t contain my excitement anymore. 🙂

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