Monday, April 18, 2011

Painting Jars with chalkboard paint

 Last week I showed you how to paint mason jars that mimic the old vintage blue/aqua jars from years past…today I want to share one other way I’ve painted mason jars and that’s with chalkboard paint.  I just love chalkboard paint and am so excited when I discover another way to use it.  {Have you seen the chalkboard walls in my kitchen and dining rooms? Click here!} I wanted to create a place to write my kids’ names on these jars. So I taped off an area with blue painter’s tape.  I just eye-balled it.
Then I painted the small area with chalkboard paint.
IMG_4016 I love this chalkboard paint from Rust-oleum!  Did you know it comes in a rainbow of colors?  But the scariest most exciting thing is that it also comes in a tint-able white!  Oh, help me!  I’d be at the paint counter for days trying to get just the right color.  So for now I’m sticking with black!
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                        One coat                                                Two coats
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                     Three coats                                                  Four coats
After 5 coats I peeled back the tape and Voila!  A cute spot to label your jars. IMG_4067
I use mine for our family’s positive discipline incentive program.  We fill them with wooden balls to be redeemed for a special treat. 
You can read all about our ball jars here!
Also, I think they’re cute in the bathroom…
I’m sure you can think of dozens of ways to use them!


  1. So cute and easy too!
    I love chalkboard paint as well...and Im off to see your kitchen and dining room walls now.
    I just finished doing my pantry cupboard in it along with the beadboard.
    Have a great day Celeste xo

    deborah xo

  2. I love it! Where did you get that little clock if you don't mind me asking? I've been searching all over for a little clock for my makeup table and this one would work perfectly

  3. Hi Stephanie!
    The clock is "Vintage" Pottery Barn! It's from about 15 years ago. Not sure they still have something similar. Sorry, wish I could be more helpful. It's called a "pocket watch" clock if you want to try to Google it.

  4. just found your blog and i have totally been looking at it for the last hour! love it. but i especially love these reward jars. i have been trying to come up with something similar for my children. this is perfect!

    love it

  5. Super cute- love the idea of bathroom necessities in there! Great tute! We would ♥ for you to show this off at our link party!

    Lolly Jane

  6. I love this! Found your tutorial on I Heart Naptime. Just finished reading about your incentive program, and I think I'll be implementing that soon with my 2 kiddos. Thanks so much for sharing, and I am now following! :-)

  7. Visiting from I Heart Naptime, thanks for sharing! I've been looking to do this with a candy jar, but I have the spray paint version of chalkboard paint. I've never tried it before so hopefully it works! Cute project :-)


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