Monday, February 10, 2014

Coffee Anyone?

 I hate to say it


The canisters are still unpainted.

Uuurgh...I hate indecisions.  I think I know what I want and then...


I'm back at square ONE trying to make a decision.


Tell me I'm not the only one who does this!

Is there medication for this problem?


Thank you to all who commented weighing in on the question

To Paint Or Not To Paint.

I decided on Option ONE


Changed my mind again to Option TWO.


Changed back to ONE and back to TWO again

So, I gave up for a couple of days...

I did want to try a painted glass item so I looked around the kitchen for another possibility. There sitting near the Kuerig was a pickle jar my husband had cleaned up and was using to keep San Francisco Bay coffee (essentially K-cups) in.  When he cleaned that pickle jar, I knew I would need to decorate it in some fashion and that time has arrived.

Here's the before.
 I first primed the glass with 2 coats of a non-toxic primer.
I then painted it with 2 coats of a soft blue.  I taped off the grid for the chalkboard section and painted 2 coats.  Once the second coat was finished I taped off the grid for the border and painted it with 2 coats of black.   I hand lettered coffee on the the chalkboard section using a white acrylic paint.  I painted the lid with 2 coats of chalkboard paint.  I finished the jar by tying on a round tag with a thread I pulled from a piece of burlap.

I do love the painted look
 Which reminds me

I need to make this decision



Patty Sumner said...

I love the painted pickle jar.. Great job! Have you thought about doing a chalkboard square on the front (like a label) and writing what type of coffee it is .. You would not have to paint the whole jar.. Maybe even a larger square with the grey color and then a small chalkboard square in that...regardless, I know you will do wonders with them.. Blessings!

lilraggedyangie said...

You are not alone...indecisive might be my middle name lol Good luck deciding...Hugs lil raggedy Angie

Sonia said...

Looks great! :)

Raggedy Creations said...

Ok I like this. I'll throw you another option.

Paint the canister's like this.

I personally would like the whole jar painted cream with one panel black chalkboard paint. Or whatever color you prefer but I'm not sure how it would look if you left it clear and only painted one section black. Guess that's why I opted for first option.

jennifer768 said...

Love how the pickle jar came out.I think on the larger jars that it would look neat to only paint one side,like a label.Blessings,Jen

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Indecisive, me? Never! OK, I'm fibbing a whole lot, I second guess myself all the time :O) I think you've found the best of both worlds here Willa, love the paint and then add a chalkboard label! I didn't comment on your first post because I couldn't decide which I liked better either LOL! Deb

Tracy Cotton Pickin Cute said...

Love re-using old jars, especially ones with detail or BIG ole' pickle jars! I used lots of old jars for my Cocoa Bar during Christmas. I never even thought about painting them and yours turned out as cute as could be. Great job! And no, you're not the only one with decision making issues. :)

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