Ballard designs inspiration

I loveeeeee these cute lil ceramic bottles from Ballard designs. Isn't that beautiful?????


They are plain but thatz jus what i liked...mmmm..but....its almost $49 for a set of 5 ....mmmm.......itzzz jus completely out of my price range.
but i really wanted a few of those.....then i started thinking and realized that i could actually make the same thing myself.yeahhh...i spray painted a few glass bottles that i had ,to create somethin similar.....
let me tell u how to do it..
You will need a few glass bottles,spray paint of your choice of colour,and clear -top coat (glossy or matte).
Firstly clean the bottle well,make sure the surface is free from dirt and grease,etc.Remove the cap and the mettalic rim from the bottle.

Now give the first coat of spray paint.let it dry....i feel several thin coats of paint allowing each coat to dry for at least 10 minutes ,are better than one heavy coat.

Spray the final layer of clear top coat.(optional) ..
look at the result!!!i love them..







images 1,2 and 3 -ballard designs

19 comments:

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love the simplicity of these bottles! I agree, that price was too steep and I like yours better :)

Christine @ Great Oak Circle DIY said...

These look just like the original! Nice job!

Sheri said...

Hey now! Those look great!

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Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I think they look fabulous! :) Just as good as the BD ones! Thanks for sharing how you did it. Visiting from Kimba's party. :)

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

Wow--they look great! Nice job and way to save money. :)

Stef said...

Great idea! I'm all about frugal design! I will have to add these to my to do list! Stop by.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

They look really really pretty.

Holly said...

What a great idea! Ballard is great for inspiration but not for the pocketbook. Good solution!

Carolyn said...

Beautiful! Love them

the7daggetts said...

Nice!! They look great,and you didn't have to spend 50 bucks for five bottles! I love it! :)

Leanne said...

Great idea! They look beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Homekrafts said...

Thank you all !!!for all the lovely comments.

TheOldPostRoad said...

Those turned out GREAT! Truly!

Mandy said...

Super cute! They turned out great :)

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

so simple, but so classy!
way to go!
gail

Brook said...

What a great idea!

Bay said...

Lovely. It's always good to take the inspiration of Ballard and create within the budget.
Nice work!

Mallugirl said...

great idea.. i am new to ur blog but looks like i will be back for more!

TheKeyBunch said...

ooh lovely!

sharon