Thursday, February 9, 2012

French Farmhouse Milk Bottles

I used to display these vintage-ish milk bottles on our kitchen cabinets, but since the kitchen redo, they've been quietly sitting in our basement.  I stumbled across them yesterday and thought bottles this wonderful should not be banished to the basement.
Since I'm a little pressed for time this week, I gave them a quick French makeover using Avery clear label paper.  One image I printed from the Graphics Fairy - it's one of my favorites!  I've used it on glassine bags, pillows - you name it!  The other is one I purchased off of Etsy.
Working with the Avery clear paper is a bit challenging because of the air bubbles.  I still have to flatten some of them out.  What's nice is, though, you can peel the label off and start over as many times as you need to.  It also gives the glass a somewhat frosted look where the label is.
I finished up with some blue rhinestones to match the white and blue theme we have going in the kitchen now.  I was going to tie some tea-stained seam binding on each one, but opted for twine.  Glad I did.  I think the twine gives them more a farmhouse look, don't you?

Jeanine