Mason Jar Canisters
I finally decided to give Annie Sloan Chalk Paint a try and see what all the fuss is about. I experimented on my mason jars before I start painting up all the furniture in my house! Chalk paint claims to adhere to just about anything without any sanding needed.
First I ordered a sample kit. Chalk paint is only sold in select retailers, you can find your local retailers via AnnieSloan.com. You can choose which 5 colors you would like in your sampler kit.
I started by painting the jars Louis Blue. Then I added a coat of Pure White over that.
I wanted to achieve a layered, distressed look. Once the paint dries, you can sand it to reveal the layers underneath. Here are the jars at different stages of sanding. I found that adding water to the paint helps it go on smoother and with less brush strokes.
Once you achieve your desired results, you apply the wax in a circular motion, then immediately lightly buff it off. The wax is to seal and protect the pieces, as well as enhance the paint color. I used the clear wax on my jars. Here is what they looked like before.
I found the little chalkboard hangers at Home Goods. For more details on the chalk paint and this project click the link to see more!
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published January 15th, 2015 3:53 PM
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