Stilettos and Diapers: DIY: Chalkboard Label Storage Containers

1.22.2013

DIY: Chalkboard Label Storage Containers

DIY, Chalkboard paint, Storage containers, chalkboard labels
I found these containers for $2 at Ikea and snagged them up. I knew they'd be perfect for all the new foods I've been buying for clean eating and I had a hankering to use chalkboard paint on something. Anything. Everything. 

(A lot of you have asked about the clean eating stuff and I will blog on it all soon...once I get it all figured out!)
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I just did the old "cut off the label and tape it on the front" thing for awhile, before it's complete ghetto-ness was driving me batty. 
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I decided to cut a cute shape out of labels and paint on the containers with chalkboard paint. Let's just pause a second to say, labels were an awful idea. Like, don't even attempt it. The sticky mess they created was pure torture trying to scrub off. Use a stencil. Or painters tape. Or freehand it. Seriously. 
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The actual painting process was simple. 2 coats, cure 24 hours, done. 
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Write on those puppies...
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...and voila! Pretty, pretty pantry. Which is begging for the rest of it to be organized. 
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Now I'm off to cover anything else I can find in my house with chalkboard paint. So much fun! 

5 comments:

  1. Such a great idea Molly! I am really looking forward to your clean eating post!

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  2. This is such a fabulous idea...I love it!

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  3. That's so simple and easy and it looks so clean. I will be doing this, thanks for the idea :)

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  4. I love chalkboard paint and look for anywhere/everywhere to put it! Great idea!

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