I haven’t mentioned my massive collection of mason jars which I use for everything. Well, I needed to change it up without having to buy all new ones. I wanted this one in particular to use in our bathroom for toothbrushes so it need to be waterproof. I also like the vintage look and loved how my chalkboard book covered turned out (a tutorial on that soon) .. so I used the left over chalkboard paint for these.
Cost Approximately: $34
Time: 4 hours
Pre Paint Items
Some items listed are substitutes that work just as well.
- Wide Mouth Kerr Quart Mason Jar (use your coupon apps for even more savings)- $2.49
- Americana Decor Everlasting Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting – $8.48
- Wooster Pro 1 1/2 inch Brush – $8.75
- 3M Pro Grade 220 grit Fine Sanding Block – $4.67
- Polycrylic Satin Finish in Clear Satin – $8.98
- Paper towel – to lay on
Place one hand inside jar and dip your brush into the chalk paint making sure to drag excess paint off side.
Paint the opening of the glass first, then paint the rest. Wait for this to dry upside down on paper towel for 1 hour. I also lifted the jar after 30 minutes to make sure it was not stuck to the paper towel.
Add second coat of paint and wait for this to dry for 1 hour. While this is drying, wash your paint brush out and let dry for the Polycrylic.
Use the 220 fine grit sander (paper or block) and rub lightly where you want to distress your jar. I concentrated on the lettering , rim, and sides brushing on way .
Using your “hand in the jar” method, polycrylic (you can use the polycrylic spray or the paint) your mason jar. I let it dry for 2 hours then reapplied another coat,but you don’t really have to do two coats.
For the Bathroom:
For the Paint Supplies:
For the Kitchen:
For the Bedroom: