This week for Thrifty Thursday I am going to share a thrifty little craft. Darren and I purchased these canisters from a thrift store awhile ago with the intention of customizing them. I love vintage canisters, but hate the final commitment to what has to go inside. Like coffee, we don’t drink it so why should I have a canister with the word on it? Well now I don’t have to commit. I hope you enjoy!
Supplies Needed: Canisters, painters tape, frosted glass spray, chalkboard paint, tape measure, and a brush/way to paint the chalkboard paint on.
Step 1: Measure the canister to determine where and how much chalkboard paint you would like. I divided the total height in half and added an inch, that’s just my wacky brain.
Step 2: Tape off the area so you can have clean lines and defined sections.
Step 3: Spray the area that is getting the chalkboard paint with the frosted glass spray. This will allow a proper surface for the chalkboard paint to adhere to. Allow the frosted glass to dry (mine said 20 minutes). I added a second coat just to be sure.
Step 4: Once the frosted glass is dry start painting on the chalkboard paint. I did 3 layers because I wanted it to be solid. Now let it dry.
Un-tape the sections and voile! I used a chalkboard marker to write on them so we wouldn’t have chalk dust in the kitchen.
I hope you enjoyed this thrifty craft, let me know if you give it a try!