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Great Chalkboard Spray Paint Project

It's like I am just LOOKING for stuff in my house to redo!!! If it's not nailed down, it's getting painted and going somewhere!!!

So, I bought this cookie jar at Walmart ages ago. I think it's maybe, had about 30 cookies in it, total. It's been collecting dust on top of my fridge for the last year or so. Well, it's really collected pennies. I don't know how they ended up there, but it gave me an idea....

I duct taped the lid so it wouldn't get painted (I liked the stainless steel look)...



I spray painted it with Kilz....



I spray painted one of the square areas in the glass with chalkboard spray paint...


I spray painted the rest of the area white and waited for it to dry completely. Then, I took a piece of chalk and covered the area of the chalkboard completely and erased it. I don't know why, but this is supposed to help it set? I learned it from another blogger and have just been doing it. Seems to work well.....




And now, I have a cute new savings jar for anything I want! Right now, the change is going to "Vacation, Baby!" I am thinking I might make one for each of the kids and they can write down what they are saving up for!


Goes pretty well, don't you think??

Comments

Anonymous said…
I am attempting to do my jars atm, but even though I have primed them or whatever the paint is rubbing off (grrr it). The reason you rub chalk over the paint after its dried before you label your jars, is because if you don't when you write on it, and then rub it off again you will be able to see the word or whatever you wrote forever, even when its rubbed out. Rubbing the chalk over it somehow stops the board from having a memory ;) hopefully that explains it albeit badly ;)

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