I love the look of apothecary jars, and one day while reading my blogs (I have many that I visit frequently). BIG SMILES!!!!
I got the ideal for these from shanty-2-chic.com, FYI I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that site.
I changed my design a little, added a wood disc to bottom of jar and a thicker
The finials below are also from
Lowes. They come with the attachment screw in them, I just removed with a pair of pliers. I need them to be flat as to adhere to the tops of my jars.
|Krylon Dual White|
|Painted distressed wood|
|Valspar Color Glaze & Natural Brush|
I have to say this is my favorite color of glaze, it does wonderful things to wood...
Here you can see the glazing process...just take a brush (I tend to use a natural bristle brush) and cover everything and then wipe off what you want. I did this with all the wood pieces and also the painted metal top.
Below you can see the wood disc that I cut for the base of the jar..I left them unglazed to let you see the difference.
and the next picture is after the extra glaze notice how much darker than the first.
|1st Glazing process|
|2nd glazing process|
and to attach the finial to the metal top.
Before I put them all together, I used a hot glue gun to attach natural jute to the rim of the tops...
And then finished with some shredded paper to just set them off.
These jars are beautiful addition to your bathroom; q-tips, cotton balls...etc, kitchen; fruit, candy, sugar, flour, etc.... or living room, just anywhere you want to display them.
They make great containers for any holiday, or just everyday use.
I have a set on my kitchen counter with different fruits displayed in them.
I love the look and elegant feel they give to a room...
These are for sale in my booth at "The MarketPlace" in Monticello...
The picture below is one that I did for my bathroom...It really goes good with the antique setting in my bath.
|Orange Apothecary Jar|
Ignore me in the mirror...Smile
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