This project was inspired by this pin that caught my eye on Pinterest...
The pin reads: vases, rubber bands and spray paint.
Well...that seemed super easy and a cheap way to create vases with supplies that I already had on hand. I decided to use beer bottles instead of vases, dug out some rubber bands from my junk drawer, and grabbed some metallic spray paint and went to work.
It started off great! I cleaned the labels off the beer bottles, put on the rubber bands and started to spray, using the spray paint technique that I talk about here.
I waited for them to dry...
and when I took off the rubber bands this is what I ended up with...
I couldn't believe what was happening! I tried to save them by sanding down the peeling spray paint and putting on another coat for a solid metallic look, but it wasn't working at all so...I trashed them!
But I didn't give up!
I took three more beer bottles [yes there is a lot of drinking going on in our house ;-) ], cleaned off the labels and this time NO RUBBER BANDS, just a little vintage white spray paint, some metallic spray paint [for a little sparkle], and them some antiquing glaze and Martha Stewart chalkboard labels. I asked my two year old daughter what I should write on the labels and she pointed to each one individually and said....A, B, C.
So ABC it is.....
Again using my spray painting techniques
- Skip the cheap stuff and splurge on the $5-7 quality stuff.
- Always keep the can moving.
- Keep the nozzle about 8-10" away from whatever you're spray painting.
- Always apply thin mists of spray paint, applying heavy coats makes everything wet and drippy.
So...whatcha think? Any suggestions on what I could have done differently to make the rubber bands work without the spray paint peeling?