Sunday, March 13, 2011

French Wine Bottle DIY

  One day while browsing through an antique mall I spotted this canvas covered French wine bottle. Once I brought my purchase home I never really found a place to put it. Everywhere I placed the bottle it just looked a little boring to me so it has been tucked in a basket for several years. I always thought it would look better with some writing or numbers on it but I was afraid I might screw it up.

I made a pledge to myself on this  post  that I would not keep anything in our home that I did not love. At that time I can honestly say that I liked the bottle but it wasn't love. I set out to change that.

 

Here is the Antique wine bottle before.

Country French Magazine



I used Word to type and print what I wanted on the bottle.  A piece of carbon paper
was taped to the bottle and then the sheet with the printed words on top.  Using a pen
I  traced over the words to get an outline.  The letters were then filled in with a black
paint pen.

Here's the final result!

My bottle is smaller than the inspiration one so I used less words.


Now I am infatuated with the bottle and I think I may be falling in love





I also added the numbers to a $3.00 GW  basket







My sweet friend Andrea of  French Basketeer and Metis Linens  knows I love everything French and especially hand blown wine bottles. She bought this wonderful clear bottle from her favorite antique dealer in Beaune and sent it to me. I was absolutely blown away by her generosity and kindness. I am so very touched by her gift...From the bottom of my heart Thank You, Andrea.
REMINDER



The linky party will be up on 3/16 for you to join in.  If you like equestrian style then
you will love the first home to be featured on  OPEN HOUSE.

If you would like to be featured just send me an email at baubles1035@gmail.com 
Hope to see you all there.

xo,
Sherry

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67 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, that bottle is fabulous. I have not seen one wrapped like that before. What you added is pure perfection. That other bottle as a gift is amazing. That was so generous of her!

sissie said...

Hi Sherry,
I finally got into your blog. Blogger was acting up again and refused to let me visit! LOL!
Anyway, I'm in love with your burlap covered bottle and adding the words makes it even better.
I also like the vingette you created on your table.

hugs
Sissie

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a difference some words made! It was an okay piece befor but now it shines!

Martina said...

Sherry the vignette you created is just beautiful!! I love how you added the wording to the antigue wine bottle. Looking forward to Thursdays party! Martina

Judy said...

You did a great job, I can see why you love it now (also, I spy your breadboards in the background...fabulous!).

Have a wonderful week!
Judy

KATHY said...

I love what you did with the bottle! It looks fabulous.I love the vignette too.

Kathy

Libby said...

Really nice update to the canvas wrapped bottle. Who knew just writing french words on it in pen could bring about such transformation. Glad you are now in LOVE with it!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
Love this idea...looks out of this world!

Blessings,
Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I absolutely love your wine bottle. It is fabulous. You did such a great job with the letters. Stunning. I think your vignette is gorgeous. I love the mix of the different textures on the bottles with the clear one. So pretty. Thanks in advance for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Debra@Common Ground said...

Sherry, you are amazing!!! I think I'm in love too. And you have to link to Vintage Inspiration Friday. it's just perfect!!
big hugs,
Debra

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

You may still be trying to fall in love, but I know I'm already in love with your wine bottle! Love at first sight, even without the added words. Fabulous!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I love your canvas covered wine bottle and I think that you did an amazing job with your lettering!
:)

Kathysue said...

Sherry your entire vignette is so perfect you put all the right elements together for texture and feel. Love it!!! Aren't you so glad that you took the risk to make the bottle YOURS with our special touch. I love the look and I am in love with the mirror above your console table!!! KS

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That looks fabulous. I've never seen one like that and you made it even better with the writing. The clear bottle is beautiful too. Love the whole arrangement. Would love to find some of the metal baskets.

Roseanna said...

The words added so much, although I loved (and coveted) it before too!
I have an old bottle...hmmm, might have to try canvasing it myself.

Pat said...

Fabulous bottle redo, Sherry! The vignette is beautiful!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Sherry, you've been busy! Love it all! Thanks for the tip about the open house, will have to check it out!

Gina said...

I can certainly see why you would be falling in love with the bottle...it's gorgeous! The writing was the perfect touch.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sherry, it is wonderful, I think that will be making the move!

Carol

Allison Shops said...

Very cool bottle. I've never seen one covered in fabric before - only wicker. Dropping by from Met Monday. My post this week is French also - come see!

Allison
Atticmag

NanaDiana said...

Holy Cow! Well, yoou can't get rid of her now! She is beyond perfect! LOVE IT! And..the bottle your friend sent you is beautiful! Lucky girl! xxoo Diana

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Seriously, this is fabulous, you know me and wine :)
It's beautiful!
Enjoy the new week!
XO

La Borda Bleu said...

never seen anything like this..very neat! the stencil looks perfect! xoxo's nancy

Lindy said...

What a great copy -- looks just like the inspiration, now. I'm still blown away my that table it's on. I love it!

Ruby Begonia'S said...

Love the bottle- you did a fab job!!! Just found your website, I'll be back!!!! Happy Spring! Monica

Pamela said...

Sherry you are so clever!!
This is just fab! I love it!!
Can't wait for Thursday's house tour!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sherry the bottle was great and now it's FABULOUS!! I love the words on it. Great job!

~ Regan said...

Great job! I love the bottle, too! ;)

(I think I love the basket for $3 even more, though!!)

Please take a moment to stop by my blog, I'm having a giveaway and the winner gets a photo/image of their choice printed on stretched canvas.

Martha said...

You did really well with that bottle and it's part of a very pretty tablescape!

Gail said...

Hi Sherry, I have never seen a french wine bottle wrapped like that before and you did an awesome make-over on yours. Love it! You have the most unique things displayed in your home.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I haven't seen a bottle wrapped like this either. It is really cool and the stencil makes it much more so. I haven't had a sunny day to take home pics and send to you Sherry, but I will as soon as it the sun shines! I posted your button on the sidebar and can't wait to see the first home you feature.

Mind Movies Reviews said...

Those bottles are just lovely!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh yes, Sherry, that looks so good with the wording on it! I'm glad you tried it before you might have gotten rid of it.

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Sherry,

This is looking fabulous! So charming! You're just the best, you know?

You're very welcomed for the award. I truly admire your blog and how talented you are.

Have a blessed week, my friend.

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Erin said...

Sherry, I am so loving this bottle. You made something alright into something SUPER FAB!!! I love the vignette, you rock lady!

Comeca Jones said...

How great for you I love it!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I know what I will be looking for tomorrow!! xoxo

Laurie Blaswich said...

Ohmygoosh Sherry,
How are you ?? So nice to hear from you my sweet friend. I WANT I WANT one of those bottles, you are so inspiring !!!

Thanks for commenting you made my day !!

Chat soon,
Laurie xo

Tamra said...

So simple yet so fantastic! Cest tres magnafique!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Wow...what a change a little ink can make! No wonder you love it, it is fabulous!

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi Sherry! You are so clever, that bottle is so adorable. And it looks great on your console! Are you still on for your move? Keep me posted!!

sharpsfarm said...

I love, love, love the wine bottle and basket especially with your added touch. I'm excitedly a new follower!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

OMG!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

thecrankyqueen said...

Love anything that is wine related. the burlap bottle is fab! thanx for sharing...I am a new follower and just signed up to follow! Please visit me sometimes at my blog, tiff

Brandy and Fam said...

I'm your newest follower and LOVE you blog. This project is fabulous. Thanks for the amazing crafting inspiration.

Miss Kitty said...

This is fabulous! I want to copy it ASAP!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

Wine and Burlap TOGETHER! Nuttin Betta!

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Love your french bottle. The vignette you create is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Sharing with Sherri said...

You were right adding the lettering was just what the bottle needed! It looks wonderful, so does the entire display!

Sherri:)

Rachel said...

What an amazing transformation! I would think the stencling was original and a hundred + years old!!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Ah I remember that wine bottle well. Looks lovely.

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Sherry! Gorgeous bottle!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Sherry!
You are so creative!
I want to do this and have no idea where I will find a great bottle wrapped in burlap. Is there maybe a website.... greatfrenchwinebottleswrappedinburlap.com???
I sure hope so! LOL
I cannot believe your GW had that awesome basket trunk. I need to get out more.
GREAT post!
xx
Alison

Robin said...

This is one of those WOW projects! I love it! My mind is racing wanting to do something like this!
You link to lots of parties already but if you have an extra minute I'd so love for you to link this to All This Inspired...
xo
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Kristy said...

I really like how this turned out and your display too!

At The Picket Fence said...

I absolutely LOVE this Sherry! You have such a way with things and always take something from ordinary to extraordinary. I felt like I was looking at a page from the Ballard catalog! Thank you so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Beck said...

Amazing!!! I love what you did with the stencil idea. So great! And how fun that you work in an antique store. That is a dream :)

julie said...

Wonderful project- it turned out great! :) I really love the arrangement you've used it in as well- that table is beautiful, and I adore the wicker baskets! My first visit to your blog, but I'll definitely be back for more ideas.

I'm currently working on a project of my own, decorating some garden containers I've made from old buckets. Hope it turns out even half as well as yours!

modern jane said...

Just finding your blog and it is so inspiring! I love this project.. I'm doing it!

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

The bottle is gorgeous; however, I couldn't take my eyes off the mirror in the photo.Beautiful! I keep seeing your blog's name, so I'm glad I got the chance to visit. I'm your newest follower and I'm looking forward to being inspired. I'd love for you to pay me a visit over at Brambly. Take care!

Ann-Marie

One Purple Dandelion said...

The bottle is adorable, but the entire table, as a whole, is simply beautiful!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Sherry~ I adore this bottle- it is soo fantastic with the stencil!!! The basket is gorgeous too- I am going to have to keep my eye out at GW!!! Just love the whole vignette~ Thanks so much for sharing at FNF! :)

Sherry said...

Sherry,
That bottle is fabulous! I love how you put the lettering on it. Very nice! I love your mirror over that table where you wine bottle is setting too. Thanks for linking up!
Sherry

Stephanie@TheCrowsNest said...

New follower here!! LOVE that bottle...thinking I have something similar to play around with!

freckled laundry said...

That is gorgeous Sherry! Love the basket too. I never find things like that at my GW. Thanks for linking with air your laundry Friday!

xoxo,
Jami
www.freckledlaundry.com

Vintage Barn 27 said...

I have also never seen a wine bottle wrapped like this one. LOVE IT! The writing is just the right touch to perfection. Am now on the lookout for one myself. Love your vignette!

Easy French said...

Great find ! That's a beautiful French wine bottle :)
Cathy