Update: Please read all the way to the bottom as instructions have changed.
I got these two older Bridgeman milk bottles and little wire carrier from my neighbors recently.
So I cleaned up the bottles and carrier in some hot soapy dishwater.
I poured almost a whole bottle of acrylic light ivory craft paint inside each bottle.
I swirled it all around. I did add just a couple tablespoons of water to thin the paint.
My husband thought this was foolish to add the paint, but I really like the look of the bottles with paint inside. It looks a lot like milk, and the name is much easier to read. What do you think?
I thought about using the bottles as a vase, but the dried hydrangeas just seemed to cover up both the bottle tops and the handle of the carrier too much.
With hydrangeas or without?
I added the milk bottles and carrier to a wood shelf on my kitchen radiator with vintage kitchen ware, for now. It will probably get moved around!
When I got up this morning the acrylic paint I put inside the milk bottles had slid down about 1/3 of the way down in several places exposing bare glass. I had read that other people on pinterest had used acrylic paint inside Mason jars so I thought it would stick.
But as you can see here, the acrylic paint washed off quite easily.
But I'm no giving up! Here are the milk bottles with Annie Sloan pure white chalk paint inside. I think this will work because chalk paint stick to almost anything! Sorry!