I seriously have no idea what is going on with me…I’ve been on a serious DIY-ing kick lately. I mean, I’m completely loving it and will ride it out as long as I can, but DUDE our house is full of crafty stuff!
Last week I tackled these dudes above. I’ve had them for a few years and freaking LOVE them, but the whole different colored top thing was starting to get to me. So what better way to change it up than paint? My favorite thing!
I found this at Walmart and decided to give it a whirl.
First I made sure those babies were clean…
And then applied something like 4 or 5 coats on each one. The paint said it would only take 2 coats, but the colors kept showing through. It was fairly fast since the paint dried quickly on the metal. And for those worried about mixing paint with food, I only painted the tops and sides and left the bottoms au naturale.
After letting them cure for over 24 hours, I primed them with chalk…
And VOILA! Labeled streamlined storage!
It’s painfully obvious that I need to get either 1) a chalk pen, or 2) calligraphy lessons.
I’m super stoked about how they now all match and we can change out the labels as needed.
Have you ever painted container tops with chalkboard paint? Did it work? Lemme know!
(Psst…the Fireman is away for a week for military training…you know what that means: there is an AWESOME project currently sitting half finished in my living room! Stay tuned!)