I have joined several new groups on Facebook, one does nothing but use chalk paint on everything from furniture to mason jars. It really has me inspired to start doing some painting. Every time I go to Goodwill, I see things I could buy and repaint. I have to talk myself out of it because I just don’t need any more items in my house!
However, this piece of wood with circles cut into it caught my eye and for over a week, I just passed it up.
Apparently, no one else wanted it either. Then, on one of the groups I belong to, someone posted a re-purposed craft using a beer board. It had 3 cut out circles on the end that looked just like the circles on this piece. She painted and decorated it and then painted mason jars and used those in the circles. It looked so cool!
When I stopped back at GW the piece was still there. I looked around for some mason jars and sure enough, the pint size fit perfect into the medium size hole. This piece has one large circle, 3 medium size and two small. I bought it for 99 cents. When I got home, I tried a quart mason jar in the middle and it fit, the pints fit the medium circles and the 1/2 pint fit the two smaller ones.
During March of this year, Ace Hardware had Valspar sample paints for 99 cents a pint. I think I bought 12 pints total. I should have gotten more!!! I made up some homemade chalk paint using 2 T of Plaster of Paris and 1 T of warm water. Mix real well until there are no lumps, then add one cup of paint of your choice! Flat paint works best, but the Valspar samples were satin and it worked too.
One of the colors I bought was Artistic Blue. I don’t have any “blue” primitive colors in my home. I’m more of a burgundy or tan/ivory person, but I have been seeing a lot of post with blue. So, thought no better project to try out the blue than on this piece.
First, I spray painted it black with the cheap flat paint at Wal-mart. I forgot to take a picture! 🙁
Then, I gave it one coat of the Blue Chalk paint and after it dried, took some fine grit sand paper and distressed the edges to bring out the black paint underneath.
I had a Behr sample in ivory that I picked up at Home Depot for 50 cents. I should have made chalk paint with it, but instead just did 3 coats on the mason jars. You should wipe down the outside of the jars with alcohol first to remove any residue that might be on them.
Once they dried, I used a fine grade sand paper and removed the paint from the wording on the jars and took a rag and wiped on the antiquing wax to tone down the ivory paint. Since I sealed mine with wax, I didn’t use a clear coat.
If you don’t use wax, then seal with a matte clear coat.
Then tied some jute around the neck of each jar.
On the quart jar I placed a rusty flower frog lid that I picked up last year when I was in Berlin, OH.
Since my daffodils where in bloom, I decided to use this for a vase.
I only had 6 flowers that bloomed 🙁
I put some different size wooden spoons in the other jars, one jar I only added a rusty lid,
and on the smallest jar, added a wire picture holder
made specifically for mason jars and added an old recipe card.
In another one, I put a rolled up pot holder
I could also see this used in the bathroom to hold
cotton balls, Q-tip, tooth brushes, combs. etc.
You can also put battery operated tea lights in them!
One of the ladies in the group said this was a Pfalzgraff wine carafe and glass holder.
She said it came with a metal tray.
I’m not sure if that is what it is because the holes around the outside are 2 different sizes,
but that’s a good guess!
but I’m using it for wooden spoon!
This would be an easy craft to make, just a piece of wood with square nails!
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