Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chalk!!!!

During a craft night recently, I had some fun with chalk paint!  
 I've been dying to try this stuff out for awhile now, and I finally had the chance to this weekend!  I had two projects in mind, both ones that I found over on Pinterest:
Painted inner cabinet chalk board and painted spice jars:
I recently bought a bunch of matching spice jars from Ikea, and needed to label them.

 So I took some blue painters tape and taped a little label area onto the jars.  I didn't follow any template; I just sort of free handed it on each jar.
 Then I applied two coats of chalkboard paint, waiting in between each coat for it to dry.
 Then, voila!  Pretty little labels on each jar, ready to be written on!  The best part about painting on glass is that I can just chip away any blurred lines and mistakes.
The other project I did was also kitchen related- I painted the inside of one of our cabinet doors to make a grocery list area.  It was super simple; I didn't even need to tape edges (I paint a lot though, so if you don't, I would recommend a boarder of tape unless you have a steady hand).
Two coats later, we had a dramatic new chalkboard!
We love it!  We're contemplating painting the rest of the cabinets to match.  I mean, who can have too many places to write lists??!?!  Not me!


I still have almost the whole can of paint left, so don't be surprised if you see a lot more chalkboard posts in the future. In fact, I've already been eye-ing another little project from Pinterest:
I have identical jars in my kitchen who's contents rotate frequently, so this might be the perfect idea for us!
Has anyone else used chalk board paint before?  It's pretty nifty!

5 comments:

  1. That is a great idea! Great for a kids room, they did not have it when you were a kid or I did not know about it!!

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  2. Love it! I have a centerpiece of two wine bottles and one beer bottle decorated with chalkboard paint (I used spray paint, but same thing), so we write menus on them when we have guests over! Awesome. Also, I found a super cheap frame on sale at Michaels for $5 after tax, so I spray texturized (like you would use for texturizing walls after you spackle and sanded it) and then spray chalkboard painted over it to use as a mini (8x10) chalkboard for our living room mantle (it currently says "happy fall!" in cursive). Looooove chalkboard paint and Pinterest!

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  3. OMG I was planning on doing the exact same thing with a frame, I just needed to go out and get one!!!! You sprayed texture on it?? I would think that it would be hard to write on like that, wouldn't it?

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  4. AH! You set my little organizing heart a-flutter with all of those jars! I must do this!

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  5. OH MY GOSH - I love this! I've been wanting to craft with chalkboard paint. PS. I gave you a blog award!! http://lifeofnashvegasmeg.blogspot.com/2011/09/id-like-to-thank.html

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