When I was asked to paint up this wine barrel lid that was to be re-purposed into a lazy susan I knew it would be a fun project. The client wanted to go with a with a wine theme and I immediately knew what I wanted to do. She requested that some of her husband's favorite wines be incorporated into the piece so I began by laying out my design and then printed out the wine label images from my computer. I painted the design and then decoupaged the labels onto the painted bottles, added a few grapes and glasses for interest and voila! A neutral palettes and design that will hopefully be appropriate in either a kitchen or casual dining space. If they didn't want to use it as a lazy susan it could lean against a mantel or be hung on a wall.
I added the names of different varieties of wine with a black sharpie for some added depth to the lettering and then highlighted with a gold paint pen. It is critical that you allow the paint pen to cure well before adding a clear coat or the paint pen will bleed. I learned that the hard way on a previous project.