A Beach Cottage Nautical Coastal Decorating Mason Jars
G’day my friends from all regions out there near and far, ready for some more Mason Jar loving, here we have how to paint a Mason Jar & add chalkboard paint stickers, woo!
G’day to those of you knee deep in snow in the Old Country – are any of you here reading this blog from all the way Down Under??? If so, I am assuming you are not wanting to hear that in the Lucky Country we are experiencing a lovely and very hot, blue skies and sunshine Autumnal start to a new season Sydney style? Great, at least we’ve got that covered then.
Guess what? Just when you thought there was not another thing I could present you with in the world of zee Mason Jar, I have this to show you…this my friends is the divine marriage of Mason Jars, painted white, no less, with chalkboard paint.
Yep I will stop and wait while you pick yourself up from the floor. Could life get much better
The thing is though when the whole chalkboard / blackboard paint thing came in a few years ago and in those days gone by on this here Beach Cottage blog when I painted the old vintage side-of-the-road door with chalkboard paint, I felt the need to fling this delightful stuff at anything that didn’t move….oh yeah I can tell you an old surfboard painted with surfboard paint is not the thing you want to be doing for coastal vintage style or a bit of nautical chic – unless of course you own a cafe at Palmie and then only if said cafe is right on the beach and you are using it as a quirky cafe menu sign and even then I reckon you’d be pushing vintage coastal and erring on the, well you know…
Take it from me, you don’t need to waste your time experimenting on this, some things and chalkboard paint do not mix.
Sooooo, I will admit I have painted many things with this stuff, in the journey for coastal white decorating, some of which have ended up unceremoniously leaving this cottage not long after the paint dried…a mason jar painted black did not do it for me, same for a vintage oar, I won’t even go into the dresser, though the fridge was pretty good.
Which leads me to these little blackboard / chalkboard paint stickers, that are popping up here, there and everywhere….yep I know that these have been around on blogs for like ever from girls who have much more crafty bones in their bodies than me, and have actually made chalkboard paint stickers with their own fair hands – but for me I thought I’d wait until I could buy a sheet and save myself some hassle (ummm so omitting from this little bit of cyberspace the grossly hideous efforts I came up with to DIY these and then show some fab tutorial for it on this blog, so didn’t happen).
There is no way you need a tutorial or how-to for this…obviously, but in the name of DIY blogging this is how I did it
What you need
Mason Jars painted white (see my how-to here)
chalkboard paint stickers (I bought mine from Typo here)
old jam / mason jar
Simply line up where you want the sticker to go on the mason jar and stick it on (you may want to trim the stickers to the jar size)
You may well believe that that is the end of the Mason Jar Series in Beach Cottage Land, ahem stay tuned, you’d be wrong…
Go forth and craft with Mason jars for coastal vintage style my lovely Beach Cottage devils on horsebacks
See you tomorrow…I can tell you one thing, I am going somewhere extremely exciting for this girl who loves the Lucky Country…more soon x