Y’all know I love and use my Homeright Finish max for 99% of all furniture projects. Heck I’ve even used it for walls, my front door, and even my birdbath. So, if you have a Finish Max, be sure to know that it’s not JUST for furniture redo’s, it's perfect for painted glass bottles and knick knacks.
You may remember my repurposed drawer bookshelf. I’ve been working really hard to stage my projects a little better. I knew that I wanted to stage that project with many white objects, most of them small trinkets. I hunted up a bunch of items from all my hiding places and took them outside to make them all match.
Use a paint sprayer for best coverage on small treasures
The best option of paint is my DIY chalky paint. Of course this would allow me to get good adhesion on all of my small objects.
It really was so quick and easy to paint all of these little pieces with my Finish Max.
White decor on blue shelves
Don't you agree that they are oh so cute?
Here’s another great project I did with my Finish Max . . .
These are my supplies to complete my painted glass bottles project. Wine bottles (and a couple of random jars) plus some Heirloom Traditions French Vanilla chalk type paint.
Glass Bottle Painting using a Paint Sprayer
You can see I used rods of different sorts, some of them former crib parts to hold the bottles and jars while I painted them with my Finish Max.
Here is the “after” of the bottles. The Finish Max and the Heirloom Traditions paint make a good pair. I love how smooth they turned out. Painting them upside down really gave good coverage all over. If I had set them on a tarp, I would have painted the bottoms by hand.
I have to apologize, I don’t have pictures of the next steps. I couldn’t find them, and I honestly don’t know for sure if I took any.
Here is one of the jars from the picture above.
Here is another jar-you may have noticed this one sitting on the repurposed sewing machine vanity, I had it holding some makeup brushes.
Good news! I have more bottles to paint! I’ve been collecting them from friends, I am not a wine drinker.
Quick tip: To remove labels, place wine bottle into pre-heated 350° oven for 10 minutes. Use a spatula to lift up one corner of the label, and it will easily peel off taking most of the adhesive with it. You may have just a smidgeon to wash off.
See more painted glass ideas
Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
i have been wanting to paint stripes on a bottle and did not want to go thru the trouble of making a motorized spinner. i'm going to give this a whirl, thank you! i don't know why i didn't think of this!
Awesome! Good luck Mare!
Thanks for stopping by.
Where did you get your graphics/pictures for your bottles? Especially the last one with flowers...lol love it!
You can see more details on this post. https://www.myrepurposedlife.com/easy-image-transfer-and-decoupage/
How did you get the pictures of the rose and notes onto the jar??
I apologize for not having the link in the post. I forgot to update it. I have since done that, thanks to your comment!
You can see the tutorial here: https://www.myrepurposedlife.com/2015/06/easy-image-transfer-and-decoupage.html
OH thank you soooo much for the tip on how to get the wine bottle label's off. I'm assuming this would work for any label-yes? I have a project for wine bottles that turns them into torches. There is copper piping and copper clamps involved. a wick and lamp oil. They get mounted to the back side of a house facing a deck or on grape arbor poles where a table and chairs are set up for an alfresco dinner. They throw a lot of lite,last along time, and if bugs are a problem, just fill the bottles with citronella liquid. Green wine bottles are my favorite to use. I think they look the nicest with the copper, especially after a patina starts.
I couldn't get it to work for a pickle jar. lol
your project sounds great! thanks for sharing.
I would paint some small decor objects, some corbels and possibly a shelf! Would love to try this with a Finish Max!
I want to spray paint some old, beat up Matchbox Cars glued on frames, old ugly skis made into a headboard or shelf (not sure yet) and flip flops for a beach project. I love all of your ideas and am so grateful you share them!! 🙂
What won't I try? Bottles,small shutters as note holders,picture frames,baskets,burlap....basically anything that will stand still long enough. Lol. Thanks for the inspiration
I love these bottles and can see how much easier it is using the Finish max. I have been painting bowling balls as bugs by hand and it takes so many coats of paint to color the black balls. I spray them with primer before painting. Last winter I had to use my downstairs shower as a paint booth to do the primer. I hung plastic but some still leaked through. Probably won't do that again!
I like the look of Finish Max. Will try it.
I recently found your blog and have enjoyed visiting the site most every day. My daughter is going away to college and is setting up an apartment. We have found great deals on furniture which I have updated with paint. A spray painter would be awesome to have and very helpful. I would take the old croquet set I have and re-purpose the balls into candle holders and place them in a wooden trough-like piece with holes cut as a centerpiece for her dining table. I think I would paint them different colors to match the different size/color chairs she has for dining table. For her desk I would make another trough like piece and use old sink stoppers (painted of course) to use for holding paper clips, pushpins, etc. I came across some old medicine cabinets that I'm thinking of getting to paint the silver and use in a grouping in a hallway in my downstairs. Endless possibilities.Thanks!
all great ideas Kathy!
thanks for letting me know you enjoy My Repurposed Life!
good luck in the giveaway.
I love the bottles u done so that would be my 1st project to use it on, then on to almost every thing. Always wanted 1 just never would spend money on myself it's always been my girls and brands 1st. Thk u
You have me convinced. I need a Finish Max!
Love this! Do you have to water the paint down?
I would paint my terracotta flower pots 🙂 all my brass candle sticks, picture frames, and these neat opera masks
I have had to dilute every paint I've ever used. I use water for water based paints, and I used lacquer thinner for oil based paints.
I just recently found your web site. I love it so much. I am addicted to it. I have already learned so much from here. I would use the sprayer for everything from cans for punched lanterns , to bottles for tike torches , to lamps and lighting fixtures , to furnature . I am so tired of using spray paint. And the tent would be great. Right now I am ruining my back porch with flying paint. Thank you for taking your time to help other people.
Thank you for your comment Lana! I appreciate you letting me know you are enjoying my projects. Good luck in the giveaway.
I would happily spray paint old bottles, vases, and lamp bases to name just a few. Thank you for this offer to win! =)
I would spray paint a brass chandelier or light fixture and replace lights with solar to use outside. Love this look!
Hi. For better adherence, did you prime the bottles before applying the Finish Max? I have a couple of tins I'd like to paint. Do you think I could use Finish Max.
I used Heirloom Traditions Chalk Type paint, so there was no need to prime the bottles. Yes, I think the Finish Max would be great to paint the tins.
I would use it to paint the cookie tins the same color..... So many can be done quickly
empty coffee cans for lanterns.
I would use it on a couple truck tires that I want to use as outdoor tables
It would paint my trellis and the seat board of our tree hung swing.
I think I would paint my kitchen light fixtures and all the kitchen cabinet hardware! I'm kind done with the 12 year old brushed nickel!!
I would love to attempt the repainted winebottles project above. Those are gorgeous!!
I would paint all of my random picture frames the same color to create a gallery wall.
I would love to paint some mason jars and lamp bases. 🙂
I would pain my front door and I have a chandeliers i would love to paint pink so i can finally hang it on the porch. My boys' plain wood bunk bed; would paint it a dark blue and white. And the fence in the backyard. And probably the garage that is peeling real bad. Not to mention the pile of Furniture in the basement awaiting their makeovers so they can be placed and live again. The projects i have are endless, let's get to work, whoop whoop!
Since living in the Horse Capital of the world painting horseshoes is a fun seasonal thing to do. You can even bling them out w/old jewelry to finish them off!
Picture frames!! I love your bottles though, I may have to start drinking!!
I found a cute little old tin kids tea set at Goodwill and my kids like to play with it (we don't put any actual liquid in them), but the paint is super worn. I'd love to paint them and make them look new!
I would use it to paint my plastic flower pots red.
I used to collect tins, some of them just ain't that groovy looking any longer. They would store craft supplies nicely, so painting them would definitely enhance their look! Mahalo!
Flea market baskets to make colorful containers for my bathroom shelves
I currently paint everything by hand, but have wondered how much easier it would be to paint several small lamps and assorted small items like frames or keepsake boxes in batches.
There are so many projects that would be made easier with this! Could use on vases, flower pots, hardware, frames, bird cages, just about anything I could find to repurpose. 🙂
Oh boy do I have a lot of small things to paint 1 is a set of window shutters for a small window in my master bath, and some wine bottles I have been saving to make chandeliers out of. Some small knick knack and wall decor in my new kitchen and dining room colors. I have never heard of this brand and was wondering where I could find a dealer to see one up close. But, then when I WIN this one I guess I won't need to find a dealer.
Where to start....picture frames, cabinet hardware, jars, and flower pots.....should I keep going. Thanks so much for the chance.
I would love to be able to paint my wood plaques because hand is very hard on my hands and I would love to repaint all the door knobs in my home from brass to aged bronze...beautiful 🙂
I would love to paint my old black metal table lamp and floor lamp!
I would use It for lamp bases, galvanized pipe projects, picture frames, kitchen/bathroom cabinets, mirrors...the list goes on! I have a Lee Valley sprayer, works well...but really need a bigger sprayer...I will never use a brush again if I can help it!! I'm addicted to sprayer painting!
Hardware for an old dresser, re-vamp our door knobs in the house, and kitchen cabinet doors. I've got projects to work on!!
I would love to be able to paint some lamps and frames, the spray tent is awesome and would make it possible to paint almost anywhere.
I love all your sprayed projects by the way. The first small pieces I would use the sprayer to paint would probably be picture frames or old horse shoes 🙂
I have an old desk that needs to be refinished. It has lots of grooves and edges that would be much easier to paint with the Finish Max
I have so many things I want to paint to spruce up my yard, flower pots, trellises. yard ornament, & I know that Homeright paint sprayer would make such quick work of all of them.
I would Paint my window boxes A playful color.
I have a bunch of hooks & toy blocks for a craft I need to spray! Thanks for this!!! 😀
I have a batch of the following to paint right now; Hardware, recycled Canvasses, Flower Pots
I love looking for cute little figurines to spray paint and decorate with! I just tried old glass vases for the first time as well.
Wow! I love those bottles! I think I would start with painting some bottles and vases with this! Thanks for the chance to win!
I've had a Finish Max on my wishlist for the longest time. Looks like using this dandy would be the best way to paint a few ugly "orangey" wicker baskets and then I'd like to experiment with painting an outdoor carpet. So many DIY ideas, so little time.....
I love to read your blog. I would like to paint canning jars for a 4th of July idea I saw on Pinterest.
SPINDLES!!! The bane of my existence! This would make painting so much easier, cleaner and faster!
I would use finish max to paint drawer knobs and drawer pulls! Would love to have a finish max sprayer!
Shutters, flower pots, glass bottles and jars, and knick knacks.
Just when I think Homeright can't do better... that shelter is killer! And I need one! Please and thank you
What an awesome giveaway! I'd probably break it in with refurbishing old frames for my living room makeover.
What a great idea for a portable spray booth! I have tried to make a booth in my home but I just don'e have a space big enough...
I just picked up 24 different sized ball canning jars. I would just love to paint these different colors and then turn them into solar lights for the annual labor day party. Your tutorials are always to helpful. Thank you
Love this glass tutorial. I want to re-do my mother's antique cedar chest. It was originally blond wood. 20 years ago I tried re-staining and it has always looked awful. I want to try chalk paint and some decopage to make it something my mother would be proud of.
Love your site. You have given me great projects to do
I would like to make those bottles. I think they are beautiful. I have a couple small lamps that I need painted that I will decorated for Halloween.
I would use finish max to paint my bookends
I would love to paint a pair of metal lamps I have. Thanks for all the great project ideas!
After seeing those bottles and jars I would definitely try my hand at painting some too.
I've always painfully brushed on chalk paint, but wondered if there could be an easier way. I've got 2 large brass chandeliers that have been sitting in the garage collecting more dust because I have been dreading the tedious work of painting them with brushes. So I really hope to win one of these Finish Max Spray Guns and use it for those, and all my painting projects for that matter. I would even use it to paint my old wooden patio furniture!
Wow...these are awesome! I think I would take all of my "old" knick knacks and paint them. I do have a pair of owls that was given to me by my husbands grandmother and I know that they are very old but, do not go with anything. ...That would probably be my first project.....I love grandma dearly!
Thank you for sharing and giving us this opportunity!
Angie @ Knick of Time
Those bottles turned out so pretty Gail, and of course I love the one with the rose graphic. I still haven't done a project with it, but I'm glad to see you have! I'd love to have a Finish Max paint sprayer - what a time-saver it would be.
I have an old brass chandelier/light that I would paint with this lovely tool! Then I would hang the light in my tent for my craft shows. I make and sell jewelry made from vintage silverware. How gorgeous would this chandelier turn out after being painted with the spray gun?!!!
I have some inexpensive glass vases that I would love to paint to makeover my fireplace for summer!
Wicker! A Finish Max would be the PERFECT tool to breathe new life into those wicker baskets and wine holders that have been on my projects "to-do" list forEVER... can't wait to try it!
I have so many plain vases that could use a beautiful coat of paint. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a great prize!
i too love to decorate bottles...never thgt to use my Homeright sprayer for them before now. Obviously, I need to do several at a time to justify cleanup. Lol
I have several ceramic birdhouses in various colors that don't really work together. Thanks for recommending a paint I can use on them. Having a sprayer would really speed up the process!
I would love to paint some mason jars - pretty simple but probably the first thing I'd do.
I spray everything! Especially angels! Next I am going to work on 2 wardrobes and the kitchen table.
I would like to paint a collection of wooden toys that I have saved from when my son was a boy.
I would paint some metals trays I have and I would love to try painting the door to the "closet" that has our furnace in it.
I would use it on flower pots
Well, we're finally getting to mow... the grass and the ground has dried enough over the past few days! Yay!
You can imagine with the LITTLES running around the yard, and the tall grass... we had plenty to scavenge for before starting the mower up today.
I was just noticing when I was out in the yard... all my little plaster yard art! Turtles, Frogs, Squirrels... chunky rocks with flower impressions and a few fairies. They all need a consistent coat of paint.
I bet the HomeRight sprayer would work wonders on the lawn creatures... and yard art! - Patricia
I have so many little things all in hideous colors from almost 50 years of marriage. Gold,blue olive green. What a great idea to unify with one color. I love my cabinets with cubbies and buy them at sales but non e are ever in my color. This could solve that
I have many large peices of furniture that I would spray with the HomeRight paint sprayer to finally finish painting those peices for our new home. I would also love the Spray Shelter so I can keep the paint dust contained and keep my furniture peices clean.
I would love to use the Finish Max to spray paint a collection of small bottles and figurines. Thank you for sharing such fun ideas!
I have a bunch of vases for my wedding that I'd like to spray paint.
WOW! what a great giveaway! BTW...you always have great out of the box thinking and projects! love your site!
I have a ton of jars, bottles and cans that I would love to paint. The bottles you painted turned out beautiful.
I am making a re-purposed bed frame bench. I love the look of a white frame and a dark cherry bench seat. Would be so excited to win this, would make it go a lot faster in the painting department 🙂
Light fixtures and lamps!
I would spray my cabinet hardware to gibe my kitchen a new look
I have a lantern that needs brighten up so clever !!!!!
Please do tell how you did the wine bottle. I love it and will have to make one for my home.
I am also going to need to paint trim. We need to replace some floor trim and I want to put up ceiling trim in my living room and bedroom.
Oh yeah, then there is that fence I need to stain. So I have projects big and small.
I have a few small shelves that I have been procrastinating about painting, also a lamp. Would love to try this setup.
I bought the Homeright paint sprayer over a year ago and it still sits in the box. I have never figured a good way to protect my garage or driveway from the overspray and that spray tent looks like just the ticket!! I have so many projects waiting to be painted and need to get on the ball! First one off the bat would be an old china cabinet that I want to use to hold thread in my studio. I started it by hand and to get the inside done nicely, I really need to spray it.
Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle
I would love to paint my cabinet pulls in my cookie cookie room!
Lord have mercy I have a list of projects to do this summer, from the spindles on the front porch, to pallets (which I am making into signs) I am soooooooooooo not a painter (I wear more than the project) this would be a live saver ! Thanks for the chance!
I think I would paint a bunch of mason jars and bottles like you did! They look fabulous!!!!
I have a ton of old handles I've taken off of dressers and replaced that would be a great spray project to give new life to those old handles!!
I love the idea of the spray tent!!! I must have one of those. Hubby doesn't like when i get paint on the combine!! Oops!
I have been collecting garden knick knacks at estate sales all winter - if I win they will all be getting a new summer color!
I have one of those old brass chandeliers that I would love to spray paint.
Oh my goodness this would cut my endless list of projects in half! It is taking me forever to refinish furniture pieces and up cycle old frames, vases, lamp bases, I can't even list it all! After 41 years of marriage, we've collected some memorable pieces, big and small, that we want to update and give new life. The memories will always be there but everything will blend together so much better. Oh I forgot to mention that we have built on a room for my precious and aging parents to live with us. So they are bringing with them even more projects for us to work on together. Life is good as long as we have people we love and projects to keep us busy! Good luck everyone!
I have a metal Lighthouse sculpture I would like to paint to use in my garden
I was just thinking this morning that I needed to get one of the paint sprayers you rave about because not only do I have some abandoned furniture that my grown children have left, but I have some baskets and small statues or busts I wanted to give some new life to.
I would paint a cute little frog birdbath I rescued from a neighbor's trash pile. He's so cute and I can't wait to paint him white.
You did a great job with the Finish Max. Really gives new life to bottles and glass jars. So impressive. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway too!!
I love your chalk paint recipe. I've used it many times now. 🙂
I have some mason jars and bottles that would be beautiful if they were painted!
Pinned a bottle, so darn cute. I found a free box a couple summers ago of interesting bottles and have not done anything with them. I've got a sprayer, maybe a shelter would get me moving? For sure I'm going to try baking my bottles to remove the labels, that could be a game changer.
Wow! Fantastic job on the painting and the embellishments. I must try your chalky paint recipe and see what I can do...
Love your work!