Sunday, April 10, 2011

Chalkboard Labels

Recently I got some chalkboard paint for a project and have become obsessed with it.  I found that making chalkboard labels on all of my random kitchen containers ties them all together instead of looking so, well, random.  And I love that the containers are clear because I notice when we are running low on sugar before I go to the store, rather than in the middle of a recipe.  

Here's how I did it.

I taped off the label area and covered the sides with paper.  On re-purposed containers I made the label bigger to cover all of the sticky residue from the original label that I was too lazy to get all the way off.

I sprayed a few coats of paint (giving each coat time to dry in between).  These containers were slick and the paint got a little runny so I kept each coat on the light side. 

Kitchen Chalkboard Labels

After waiting a few days for the paint to cure I put my new containers to use!
So easy!  
And did I mention the three snap top tupperwares came as a set for $3 at Aldi?  Money well spent saved.

Do you have an awesome use for chalkboard paint?  I'd love to see it!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing Katie! I've been wanting to try chalkboard paint ... but I was nervous for no good reason. Now I feel confident to try since yours turned out so great!