Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Chalkboard Paint Use #243

DIY Day @ ASPTL



It's no secret that I LOVE chalkboard paint.

I've used it to paint plates, to paint frames, and even to paint the inside of my pantry door.

So when I saw these cute little jars at Michael's for only $1.00 each
(over by the wood and paint section- on the left side wall)

I knew that they would be perfect with a little bit of sprucing up using chalkboard paint.


So I brought them home and using a little blue painters tape-
taped off a small rectangle on the front of each one. Then I painted the little rectangles using a foam brush (a must when using chalkboard paint). It took many coats (probably 5 or 6) with lots of drying time in between to completely cover the area since it was on glass. When they dried and I pulled the tape off- a bit of paint had seeped under the tape. I just used a small exacto knife to scrape the extra paint off and they were good to go.

Once they dried I filled them with some items from my spice cabinet that I use frequently.

I went from the shelf in my cabinet looking like this
to this Aren't they cute?

And for only $4.00 they were a super simple and super easy project that I can change anytime!





31 comments:

  1. I LOVE these! I just may have to do that to my flour and sugar jars. If I do, I will be SURE to link it back here! Awesome!

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  2. ADORABLE!! Can't ever go wrong with chalkboard paint!

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  3. I love these jars!!! My can of chalkboard paint has been begging to be used, and I think this might be it! I hope my Michael's has those cute jars . . . Great job!

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  4. Very cute and easy! Thanks for sharing...I'll have to try it with some glass canisters in my own home.

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  5. I love storage!!!!!!! Those are too cute...I will definantly be copying! ~ Ashley ~ shanty2chic

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  6. What a great storage idea! I am totally thinking about using this in my overflowing spice cabinet! Cute!

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  7. too cute! will definitely have to try that!

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  8. Very nice. I, too, have an obsession with chalkboard paint. I am constantly checking out items to us it on. Now you have inspired me to get creative on glass. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. such a great idea!! i think ill try this!

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  10. OK Missy, where do you come up with all of your fun ideas? I wish I was a smidge as creative as you. Hope you don't mind if Laurel and I start stealing some of your ideas for Christmas presents ;)

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  11. OH SOOOOOOOOOO CUTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. fantastic idea! thanks for the instructions...now inspired to do the same in my kitchen!

    Alyssa
    lifeoflyssie.com

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  13. Soooo cute! I love them. Great job and thanks for sharing!

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  14. Great job. Super Cute! Thanks so much for the post!

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  15. I am so going to do that with my flour, sugar, tea, & etc. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. My sister already commented but I had to leave one too!! LOVE it! SO smart! Will be copying...
    ~Whitney

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  17. So cute! I am totally going to do this! :)
    -Jill @ Barnes Yard

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  18. I love the idea of chalkboard paint. I haven't used it yet...but I intend to. Thanks for the inspiration!

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