This weekend was crazy busy, but I managed to find some time for a rainy Sunday afternoon project. I have been stockpiling empty jars and containers, and it’s been driving my husband a little crazy. But, I finally pulled them out from hiding, and turned them into useful containers to keep our beans, rice, and grains nicely organized in our cupboards.
All it took was a little painters tape and some chalkboard paint. I would recommend chalkboard spray paint for this project, however I had a can of paint on hand so that’s what I used.
Just tape each jar or container as desired…
And paint away. I applied about 5-6 layers per jar. The first couple go on pretty thin, but don’t worry, with a few more layers you will get a nice solid, opaque label.
These jars are useful for all kinds of storage, whether in the kitchen or on the shelves of your craft room. And you can get creative with the label shapes and placement. Paint directly onto the front or sides of the jars, or utilize their bottoms and tops. Have fun with it!
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! In addition to this project I also enjoyed flipping through The New York Times T Magazine Spring Design Issue. I am especially head over heels for designer Harriet Anstruther’s home! Her kitchen is especially exquisite, bright white adorned with gold, and touches of black. Classic, beautiful design. Check the issue out here.