Y’all know I love junkin’. But sometimes when the prices are too high, you learn to improvise. This is how I found my 25 cent demijohn.
Y’all know I crush on Milk Glass, but another item stops me in my tracks when I find them.
Vintage Glass Bottles
They are so dreamy, bright and clear, reflecting the light as it passes through, adding dimension without the bulk.
There is one glass item that I have hunted and hunted for with complete failure.
Do you know what they are? They are large, European, bulbous blown glass pieces with a narrow neck. Sometimes covered in wicker and they. are. HUGE!
I found this picture on Instagram that Rene from Painted Goodness shared on her page.
She has loads of yummy demijohns that she uses to style her awesome furniture.
When I finally came across some, they were really pricey – like hundreds of dollars kinda pricey. But, like I mentioned, they are huge, like too-big-to-put-in-a-house-with-boys kind of huge.
Way too expensive for my little budget, especially when I can think of all the other things I can buy at that price.
So the other day I went to a church yard sale and came across a steal!
No, this isn’t a demijohn, but it’s a wine bottle.
The label was faded, but it wasn’t vintage. Since it was only a quarter, I snatched it up right away. I came home and got out my goo remover and voila – insty-demijohn! A 25 cent demijohn!
Not to bad for quarter!
I paired it up with a rusty, old pulley I found for a couple of bucks and my
DIY Ballards Books.
Do you all decorate with glass? Have you come across a DIY steal that mimics an antique? I’d love to hear all about it – leave me a comment below. I love to hear from my readers.