The day I discovered stainless steel spray paint...

Today will forever go down in history as the day I met what is sure to be a lifelong friend, stainless steel spray paint. We met on the paint aisle in Michael's craft store and it was love at first site. I was originally in the market for regular metallic silver spray paint, which I had planned to use for several pending projects around the house. The stainless steel captured my heart though, and walked me down the paint aisle all the way to the register.

Not only did the stainless steel woo me from the beginning, but my new friend at the cash register ("Chrystal," I believe?) gave me a teacher's discount, on top of my 40% off coupon. Today was a good day.

So the spray paint and I came home and got to work immediately. I had intended to embellish some old bottles (and re purpose them into vases, etc.), as well as a couple of lamps. I started with a wine bottle and a Crown Royal bottle, just to test out the paint.

I figured it would look pretty good, but had no idea how real it would look once dry. The paint was super easy to apply (made only one mistake) and once dry, really did look like stainless steel! Needless to say, I am addicted. I am suddenly finding myself wanting to paint everything stainless steel!

Not sure how I am going to finish these. I feel the need to add something else (not sure what yet) to a couple of the bottles (namely, the Crown bottles) to make them less recognizable as adult beverage containers. 

There you have it, folks: MY version of recycling!

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