But that's enough about the back story of these bottles. The point is I thought they were interesting and since they aren't too useful in the lab (hence the reason they were left over after everyone had left). Of course we can use them, but we have media bottles already that we like better. I grabbed these bottles because I thought they were interesting, not necessarily useful in our lab. I wanted to use them at home somewhere, but didn't know what to do with them. So last night I tried idea number one; I filled one with little black rocks. Just to see what it would look like. What do you think? I have a few other ideas I'm going to try. I'll get some pictures up soon, maybe I'll have a vote or something.
I'm really happy with how it looks. I wasn't sure, I've seen a bunch of them, and liked them, but wasn't sure if it would go with our stuff. But it does. The color is great. It goes really well with the wall color and I think it will go great with the red paint (which will be going up this weekend). And it was so easy to make. The hardest part was waiting for all the coffee filters to dry (because I'm impatient). I think it literally took me 20 min to make. I made it in between priming and painting picture frames (with my free paint sample from Valspar. Free is awesome).
I was thinking of making another one and dying the coffee filters a color; like green for St. Patty's day or lavender for spring. Hmmm, so many possibilities.