Friday, March 5, 2010

DIY Pier One Chalkboard Containers

So remember these containers from Pier One Imports that I love so much?

Well I decided that I would make some of my own to add to the collection.  First, I bought some jars at the Salvation Army (forgive me for not turning the flash off). 

Next, I had Jason tape the jars so that there was a sqare on the front (Jason is waaaaay neater than I am.  He is a perfectionist).

Next, we painted the area with chalkboard paint.  We put on two coats of paint.

Finally, we removed the tape and cut a decorative edge so it didn't look so square.  This was a very easy project and the jars cost $5 for all three.  They might also look nice with ribbon or raffia tied around the top if that is more your style.


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  1. Very nice! I don't think I could live w/o my chalkboard paint :).


  2. Great job. I really like the edge!


  3. Those are very cool! I might try these once I have a house with counter space!! :)

  4. I haven't seen anyone do that with chalkboard paint yet - great idea! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

  5. That's a great idea! I might have to try that.

  6. Stephanie, I love it! Thanks so much for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!!


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