With summer winding down, it’s the perfect time to reclaim your art. What do we mean by that? As we find ourselves beginning to head back inside, it’s a great time to get back in tune with your artistic side. Yes, everyone has one. We all may utilize different mediums but we all possess creativity. The key is finding what inspires you.

Wine tasting window made with reclaimed window for above a wine bar.

We took two of our favourites as our muses. Wine, no surprise there and sustainable choices. For us, that translates into creating art by reclaiming or recycling all things wine or wine related to beautiful and useful objects.

So pour a glass of wine, pull up a chair and we’ll share our current favourite reclaimed wine art projects.

Wine Tasting Window

Old windows can be found in second hand shops, online and at building supply shops like Habitat for Humanity’s Restore.

A good cleaning, some stencilling or free hand and voila, the perfect above the wine bar art!

Polka dot wine cork board made with reclaimed wine corks.

Polka Dot Corkboard

Although not as common with the evolution of screw caps, it’s time to reclaim those corks! Wine corks can still be found, collected and turned into various useful items such as wine cork boards.

We love this variation for its pops of colour. Find out how to make this at HGTV.

If you’re looking for supplies, some of our wine with corks are our Vinedressers Series, including Vinedressers Pinot Noir VQA and JS Hamilton series including J.S. Hamilton White VQA – Pinot Gris Vendage Tardive.

Bottled Up

We had a hard time choosing just one idea to highlight for reclaiming your empty wine bottles. So we went with this list from The Spruce “25 DIY Wine Bottle Crafts“.

The graphic design of these “doddled” bottles caught our eye. Other designs include tiki torches, candle holders, succulent planters and so much more.

Signs, signs everywhere there’s signs

Pelee Island Winery sign by reclaim artist Michael DiFazio at the Pelee Island Winery Pavilion on Pelee Island.

Our most recent project was a big one so we teamed up with an expert. Michael DiFazio is a reclaim artist based in Windsor’s up and coming Ford City district. He builds furniture and art pieces out of older materials that no longer serve the purpose they were originally built for. 

When we had the chance to work with him along with our friends at The Island Unplugged Music Festival on Pelee Island, we knew he would design something incredible. We were not disappointed and we couldn’t wait to share. Our new Pelee Island Winery Pavilion sign is made from reclaimed rough sawn pine from Northern Ontario.

Whichever art form you choose to reclaim, we hope it brings you peace and creates something you find beautiful.


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