I have 3 kids that I love endlessly, but they are the reason my wine rack is always empty. Whether it's book week and I'm forking out for a Hermione Granger, some other witch from another book and an Elsa costume and I have no money, or the following week when I buy some wine and drink it to recover (read: cope)....the result is the same....my wine rack looks like this:
Here's another depressing view....
For the record, one of the bottles there is dessert wine I don't like, and the other is a bottle I keep for sentimental reasons that'd taste like vinegar it's so past peak drinking!
I've had this random, hopefully brilliant idea... I work for Parker Road, a company that make pretty amazing artificial vertical gardens, preserved moss walls and flower arrangements. I've been called "the bower bird" because I always insist on keeping everything. My boss even jokes that everyone needs clearance before they throw a single leaf in the bin!
For ages I've been wanting a little vertical garden for my house, but had no idea how to make it without it being a huge (expensive) project. I was thinking our wine rack had the right structure, but where would I put my wine for the day or so I have it before I drink it?! The little offcuts I'd kept at work and my collection of epmpy vases held the answer. I made each little section into a vase, so on the odd occasion I have wine I can take the vase out and use it as décor around the house...if I do say so myself...GENIUS:)
Dulux Duramax 340g Chalky Finish in Old Navy $14.90 x 2
Prestige matte black 30mm knob $3.90 from Bunnings
- Artificial plant Offcuts - full stems available from Parker Road (or stores like spotlight)
- Dry floral foam
- vases or empty wine bottles - I used a these bottles from Kmart for $1.50
- Wipe off all the dust!
- Remove the dated drawer knob.
- I didn't bother, but if you have the energy, sand back any varnish so the paint can bond really well.
- In a well ventilated area, lightly spray your first coat of paint.
I have a definite favorite...what's yours? I'd love to hear what you think!!
I'd pour myself a glass of red now - if I had any! English breakfast will have to do, but at least my wine rack doesn't look depressing anymore!!