my 10 most popular posts

I'm going to take a little breather through the month of August and countdown my 10 most popular posts of all time. I'll still be here with a few new musings (a fabulous Hello! Neighbor, an amazing DIY, and a couple other things) so be on the look out for those but to kick off the month let's start with my 10th most popular post. This post was first published on April 25, 2010 after I had only been blogging for about 2 months. The images were quickly picked up by a few other blogs including Bodie and Fou which helped launch my site outside of my Toronto/Canada sphere. Luckily, my photography skills have come a long way since those early days! By the way this is a great and super easy DIY. I still have a few of these white glass vases kicking around!

Next weekend, I'm helping throw a baby shower for one of my good friends. I love throwing a good party and a baby shower is the perfect excuse to pull out all of the lovely, feminine, delicious things that you can't get away with every day. I don't want to spoil the surprise too much but I was so impressed by how this simple project turned out that I wanted to share it with you.

I discovered it on Poppytalk, who found it in the April edition of Canadian House and Home and Australia's Real Living. It couldn't be easier to do. Basically, you take any glass container (including recycled juice bottles or jars) and swirl them with your favorite paint colour.

Here is the project as it appeared in Canadian House and Home via Poppytalk.

Of course, you want to make sure the bottles are clean and that the label and any sticky residue is removed. Then, put a dollop of paint in the bottom of each bottle and swirl it until the paint covers the entire surface. I would suggest starting the project outside in case you drip any paint but them moving the containers inside to dry. I killed a few unsuspecting insects in my first attempt (sorry, bugs!)

Here is the before:

Beautiful in their own way...

And the afters...simply white.