Utensil Jar Facelift

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We got our utensil jar for our wedding (4 years ago). There was nothing super special about it and as time has gone on, my style has become a little more playful. The shiny black, with silver rim, just kind of clashed with the rest of my kitchen decor.

Lucky me, a friend had given me a can of chalkboard spray paint. I just could not decide what to use it on (for like ever)! Then last week it hit me. The utensil jar. Even though it was already black, I new making it a chalkboard finish would yield itself to much more creativity and playfulness.

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The process was quick and simple. I cleaned the jar, used a piece of sandpaper to rough it up. Then I washed and dried it again. After that I sat it on a piece of cardboard and gave it 3 coats. The process took about 20 minutes and then I let it dry for about 24 hours.

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Before I began writing on it I made sure to rub chalk all over on it, then wipe it off, before using it (thanks Ida!). After that I played around a bit with doodles. I love the result!

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before & after

What is on your list of things to use chalkboard paint on?

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