Tired of searching in that cluttered kitchen drawer for the lost bottle opener? Chris Davis has your back.

Davis’ quirky bottle openers mount on the cabin wall, the refrigerator, hubby’s man cave, or even a tree. Each one is decorated with humorous words and graphics, such as “Thirst Aid,” which comes with a Red Cross design, “Beer Season,” which includes a silhouette of a beer bottle with antlers growing out of it, or “Catch A Cold One,’ which has a drawing of a fish.

1020272_172049 Bottle opener 2.jpg“Chillin Like a Villain” – a bottle opener featuring Darth Vader downing a beer – is only a year old but has become wildly popular with Star Wars fans. It’s one of the company’s top three sellers, Davis said.

Three years ago, Davis was working as a graphic designer for a sign company when he noticed a lot of reclaimed wood being tossed aside. He doesn’t like waste, so he started using the wood to make a few small signs. One day he attached a bottle opener to one of the signs, and it wasn’t long before his part-time project became a new business called “Say It Don’t Spray It” (saydontspray.com), based in Arundel. His products are now in more than 50 stores, including 18 in Maine, and are sold on Amazon and Etsy. Customers also custom order them for weddings and other events, Davis said, and breweries order openers that feature their logos.

Davis had to stop using reclaimed wood because hidden nails were constantly breaking his equipment. But he still uses eco-friendly pine wood grown and harvested in Maine. All the paints and finishes are water-based and nontoxic.

The wall-mounted openers cost $24.99. The refrigerator openers cost more ($30) because they have an extra magnet attached that captures the bottle caps before they hit the floor.


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