Hello hello, and happy Monday! I hope your weekend was filled with sunshine and DIY projects! Okay, so I don't hope your weekended was full of painting and sanding and sun like mine was (it sounds fun though, right?). But the feeling I get at the end of a project is so rewarding that it just keeps me going on and on and on...like the energizer bunny of DIY. So I know I have already revealed our Keeper of All Things. Well, I guess I should have called it the Keeper of Most Things. We still have one item that ends up in the couch cushions, washing machine, on the dresser, and anywhere else something super-duper tiny can fit. You guessed it, change.
Money that never feels like money because it always ends up in places that you can't spend it! I mean really, change can buy a lot of stuff. First thing to mind--Sonic Happy Hour. I could reallllly go for a large Ocean Water right now. Never fear! I've found a solution that is functional, inexpensive, and pretty darn cute! Alright, let's get it started!
I showed y'all my Target treasures that included my handy-dandy apothecary jar:
Does the word "apothecary" make anyone else replay the Friends episode with the Pottery Barn apothecary table? No? Just me? Okay, moving on then! I gathered my jar, blue painter tape, an envelope, and my chalkboard paint and brush.
Then, I taped around my envelope, using it as a stencil since it is the perfect size for my homemade chalkboard.
I removed the envelope and was left with a perfect rectangle! Time to paint! I used a small sponge brush and did 3 moderate coverage coats. Even though it looks dry after about an hour, be sure to let it sit overnight before applying another coat. Believe me. Otherwise, you'll end up peeling the paint right off with your brush!
Gently remove your tape and bada-bing-bada-boom (yep, another Friends reference)! You've got yourself a chalkboard label!
I picked up a box of plain white chalk at Walmart (that's for you mom!) for .74 cents and labelled my jar for it's oh-so-useful purpose!
Since our entryway project is still a work in progress while I'm on the hunt for the perfect table, the change jar has made a temporary home on the bookshelf! What do you think? Time to break it down:
- apothecary jar: $8 from Target
- tape, envelope, paintbrush and chalkboard paint: already on-hand=free
- chalk: .74 cents from Walmart
Check your local Pier 1 for my DIY inspiration sporting a $15 pricetag!
Anyone had a great "catch-all" solution for the home?