It’s here, again, kiddos! Approximately every 4ish months, Sherry and Katie (from Young House Love and Bower Power, respectively), throw an internet wide bash that essentially kicks us all in the bootays to get those Pinterest projects done. You may remember that I’ve previously made a butterfly globe and a coffee table tray.
For a while, I’d been contemplating making a mirror turned chalkboard…with full intentions. What’s that saying about the best laid plans?:) It pretty much came down to the facts that 1. I’m the worlds best procrastinator, and 2. There is a hurricane coming our way, so there is some pretty minimal painting time. I’m lazy too, and Saturday night when I stumbled into the Christmas Tree Shop after shooting a wedding for 9 hours straight, I headed for something a little less time consuming. A little bit of a Pinterest Challenge Fail, if you will.
But all is not lost!!
A while back, I found these adorable Anthro inspired glasses and had pinned it and then forgotten about it. When I read the blog post that accompanied it, I found out that these glasses sell for $30 A PIECE at Anthro. I could make them for about $3 a piece. You do the math. (And with the $27 I saved, I’m probably going to buy some cute shoes. Fireman, you’ve been warned.)
(original project here)
Totally adorable, right? At the Christmas Tree Shop (have mercy on your soul if you’ve never been sucked into one of these stores, by the way), I found stemless wine glasses for $1.29 a piece and snagged 4 of them.
It was a pretty simple process to make them. I decided that since I’m the only one who drinks wine, and glasses tend to get used hard in our house that I’d use them as votive holders. That’s not to say that some point down the road I won’t use them as glasses, but for now they’ll be decoration. Instead of using all 4 at once, I decided to make one for each season and used corresponding acrylic paint to create each one.
Using 4 colors per glass, I started with one and then added more and more color as I went on. It was a little time consuming because I did multiple layers to try to really confetti them up.
Oh, I should also mention that I did this at work. I had 38 hours to kill…you’d do the same thing. It only took me about 2 hours to paint, and I let them dry overnight to really solidify the paint.
So far, I haven’t had any problems with chipping or anything…and seriously, how cute are they?? I love them and plan to use them this week with some tea lights.
Totally adorable. Totally cheap. Totally a knockoff. Totally worth the $2.
What do you think? Have you ever made a knockoff?
PS: I know the pictures are totally sucky and embarrassing and I actually have more than these…unfortunately the hurricane knocked out our power for so long last night we have absolutely no cable or internet, and my phone hotspot isn’t the best. Hopefully I will be able to get some more and better shots later on to post. Also, I was out until 3 am checking downed lines…probably not going to be getting our internet back anytime soon. Hopefully no one was too badly affected by the storm!!