Okay, seriously, sat fats have never looked better.
I saw these cheap bottles at the local thrift store the other day, and thought this would be a perfect time to spif’ up the ol’ kitchen storage a bit.
They were $1.99 apiece, and were in great condition, so I picked up the 4 that were there.
This posed as the perfect time to bring some of the oils I use so much to the countertop, which meant eliminating the whole bending down & opening the cabinet shenanigans (I know, the horror!) This is what my ‘oils & spice drawer’ looked like before:
After giving my bottles a nice hot bath to clean them as best I could, I gathered my materials (rubbing alcohol, adhesive stencils, and a bottle of Martha’s frost etching effect cream)
I gave the surface I would etch a good rub of alcohol, let it dry,
and applied my stencils carefully (these stencils were a bit pricy, even with my 40% off coupon from Michaels, but it was extremely easy to stick… and re-stick to get it aligned just right).
Then using a foam brush, I applied a layer of the etching cream (which I later realized should be applied in thin coats. I just rubbed the excess off with the dry end of my foam brush),
and the stencils were peeled off when the cream was still wet.
After letting the cream dry for an hour, I placed them in a cold oven, put the oven on 350 degrees for half an hour. I then let them cool off inside the oven for the rest of the day (*very important to put the glass in a cold oven, and let it cool off inside the oven as well).
I let it sit out for a day (it says on the Michael’s website to let it sit for 72 hours, but seeing as the oil & soap won’t touch the paint… annnnd that I’m extremely impatient, I waited a day) before I filled them up with their respective liquids :)
I loved the rustic colour they brought to the counter, and how much prettier they were than my clunky plastic containers!
And we can’t forget about the soap…
it was filled with my favourite green apple-scented dish soap, and it makes me feel all fancy while scrubbing dishes. Anything to make that job feel a little more pleasant…
After doing this, and realizing how simple it is to personalize glass, I now have that crazy look in my eye scanning for pretty glass things to transform into homemade Christmas gifts!
Is it too early to be thinking about that?
Have a wonderful day!