Last week I kept walking by my Downton Abbey Cookbook. It wasn't on a bookshelf, it wasn't in my kitchen, it was just sitting on a table. I then noticed that my other cookbooks were hanging out in random places. That didn't seem to make much sense to me. I decided they needed to go in the kitchen. That way every time I go in there I see them and I'm encouraged to cook from them.

Books can't stand alone, they need something pretty to keep them company. I have tons of glass bottles and glass jars. I would have more glass bottles, but I ran out of room in the cabinet. I knew that glass bottles would be perfect to create gold bottle book ends.


  • Glass bottles
  • Spray paint
  • Glue of choice to attach bottles together.


Spray paint bottles, let dry, attach with glue of choice. Easy peasy.

*Tip for apartment dwellers : We have large cardboard pieces that serve as a spray paint box. This provides a safe place for us to paint out front without getting paint everywhere.

*Tip for glue : I started using hot glue to attach the bottles. This is possible, but you have to be really careful because the glue will detach easily because of the paint. I'm going to try super glue as an alternative.

I secretly wish I could use spray paint for everything. I ask Tyler all the time if I can paint something with spray paint. Luckily, he knows best and tells me what works best and what doesn't. What have you painted with spray paint lately? Is there a gold painted DIY in your future?