Have you ever looked into your pantry and questioned what you were looking at or holding? Since in my home I put all my dry food items in glass jars they ended up unlabeled and eventually a mystery item.
In order to change this practice of confusion I decided to put labels on all my jars. Now there is many ways to label.
- Grease Pen
- Sticker – Paper / Chalk board sticker
- Label Maker
I personally went with painting my jars with chalkboard paint. This was a bigger task then I thought it would be but am super happy with how it turned out.
Here are some of the things I learned while doing this project:
- Spray painting is really messy
- It takes at least 1 full day to finish
- Do NOT run your jars through the dishwasher after you paint them!
- Painting with brush much easier
It took 3 coats of the paint and then 24 hours to cure after the final coat before I was able to write of them and take the paint tape off so that it would not peel off the paint.
The great thing is now I can label all of my jars and my husband and I know what we have and guessing is now off the table.