Thursday, February 16, 2017

DIY It - Gradient Bar Ware

DIY Gradient Bar Ware - Wine Glasses, cocktail glasses, bar cart ideas - styling - cocktail shaker gradient - craft ideas - home decor diy projects
It may come as no surprise to you, but I am currently loving gradients. I love the way the colors mix together and overlap to create a unique pattern, and I especially love how you can achieve the look with just a few cans of spray paint. In an effort to turn everything I own colorful (JK, sort of), I recently gave my bar cart a cotton candy gradient makeover just in time for spring. A few glasses, a shaker, and even a wine opener got the gradient treatment, and I will show you how to recreate the look for yourself.

DIY Gradient Bar Ware - Wine Glasses, cocktail glasses, bar cart ideas - styling - cocktail shaker gradient - craft ideas - home decor diy projects

DIY Gradient Bar Ware - Wine Glasses, cocktail glasses, bar cart ideas - styling - cocktail shaker gradient - craft ideas - home decor diy projects

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.


The Supplies:
  • 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
Begin by taping off the top 1/2" of the glasses. You want to make sure enough of the glass stays paint free so that you aren't putting your mouth on the spray paint when drinking.

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!

DIY Gradient Bar Ware - Wine Glasses, cocktail glasses, bar cart ideas - styling - cocktail shaker gradient - craft ideas - home decor diy projects

DIY Gradient Bar Ware - Wine Glasses, cocktail glasses, bar cart ideas - styling - cocktail shaker gradient - craft ideas - home decor diy projects

DIY Gradient Bar Ware - Wine Glasses, cocktail glasses, bar cart ideas - styling - cocktail shaker gradient - craft ideas - home decor diy projects


DIY Gradient Bar Ware - Wine Glasses, cocktail glasses, bar cart ideas - styling - cocktail shaker gradient - craft ideas - home decor diy projects
Add the pieces to your bar cart and complete the look with a few gradient plates for food, an ombre bowl for garnishes, and of course a disco ball!

DIY Gradient Bar Ware - Wine Glasses, cocktail glasses, bar cart ideas - styling - cocktail shaker gradient - craft ideas - home decor diy projects

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!

DIY Gradient Bar Ware - Wine Glasses, cocktail glasses, bar cart ideas - styling - cocktail shaker gradient - craft ideas - home decor diy projects


3 comments :

  1. Omg so cute! Love wino stuff like this!

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  2. I can understand why you are addicted !! that is so awesome !! I can come back and just look at it for no reason. I am spray painting a really large metal flower in pastels, and now I can prime it (again) and do it you way. Love it, beautiful !! and Thanks for the info.

    Ronnie Borriello

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  3. Congratulations on your Cupcakes & Cashmere feature, Kara!

    Sarah

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