As it turns out, creating your own gradient set is easier than it may seem. Just a few cans of spray paint and a few bar ware pieces are all you need.
- Montana Gold spray paint in 3-4 colors (I used Lychee, Yolk, Light Malachite, Strawberry, and Shrimp light)
- Glasses, cocktail shaker with a lid that does not overlap the base, a corkscrew
- Painters tape or washi tape
- Spray Shellac
You will also want to tape off the corkscrew portion of the bottle opener. The paint would likely chip off of this during use anyway, so go ahead and keep it it's original finish.
Then it's just a mater of spraying bands of paint across the pieces a letting the spray overlap the previous color slightly. You may need to go back over a few of the colors after you have sprayed the entire piece to make sure you have a good gradient.
For the glasses I chose to do bursts of color instead of a banding effect because they were so small.
Once the spray paint is dry, coat them all with a coat or two of spray shellac to make sure the paint doesn't chip or wear down with use. Let the Shellac cure for 24 hours, and then your pieces are ready to use!
gradient plates for food, an ombre bowl for garnishes, and of course a disco ball!
So, are you all as into the gradient look as I am? What would your ideal bar cart set up be? I love rearranging mine so frequently because I always have so many ideas for styling it!