Thursday, August 11, 2011

Beach Bottles from Shabby Beach Nest

Nicole at the Shabby Beach Nest did a Beachified Blue Bottles Tutorial  that she posted on "Think Pink Sunday" and I just fell in love! She also lives on the California coast just down the way in Laguna. 
Her tutorial was lovely and easy to follow, I instantly pulled out some clear wine bottles out of the recycle bin and got to work to try to create my own beachy bottles.  Take a look at what I created. 

This is the "Beachy" guest bathroom
The guest bathroom has a lovely walk in shower that is rarely used. When we moved in, the bathroom needed a makeover so I painted one wall ocean blue and the other walls cream. A large shelf and hooks hold heavy beach towels when returning from the beach. 
I used four different shades of blue. 
 It took me some time but I drank a lot of cream soda in glass bottles to get enough to fill the area, let's just say I liked drinking the wine better. Using four different types of paint I have created the beach effect I was looking for. 
When the sun hits the window it casts a blue light in the bathroom. 
I will add with Nicole's tutorial, when I put the wine bottles in the oven I did lay them on the side on a cookie sheet that was covered in aluminum foil. 

Thanks so much Nicole for such a wonderful tutorial and inspiring me to create a beach bathroom oasis! 


  1. OMG this is GORGEOUS, Amanda!!! You did such an amazing job!! I L-O-V-E all the different hues of beachy beautiful you chose; I can just imagine how they glow when the sun shines through the window. I'm especially crushing on the underwater effect that's created when you close the shower door. Thank you SO, SO much for sharing this with me!! I'm absolutely humbled and honored that you were inspired by my tutorial, and I hope you don't mind if I show you (and your lovely bottles) off like the proud mama hen I am. ^_^ You rock Amanda, and I can't wait to see what else you come up with!!

    ~Nicole @

  2. Thanks so much Nicole! You are so sweet and your kind words made my day!