Hey guys! Welcome to the June edition of the Thrifty Style Team! Every month, I join the super-talented ladies below to bring you DIY and decor ideas that won’t break the bank!
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I sprayed three light coats on the Mason jars, allowing them to dry thoroughly between each coat. It was a hot day when I painted these, so they dried pretty quickly. Spray chalk paint is much thinner than regular chalk paint, so I kept the paint coats light to avoid runs, especially with the first coat. I didn’t try to go for total coverage until the third coat.
Once the third coat was dry, I lightly distressed the jars with 220 grit sandpaper. I used a really light touch because it didn’t take much at all to back off the paint. I then wiped them off with a clean, soft, lint-free cloth and then gave them a light coat of Rust-Oleum chalked Clear Matte Finish to seal and protect the paint.
Once they were completely dry, I filled them up with some lavender and yarrow from my garden. I think they give a nice little pop of color to my hutch.
I hope you liked this tutorial and I hope you will give it a try! 🙂 Be sure to check out the rest of the Thrifty Style Team’s projects below!
If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments section below – I’d love to hear from you!
Mary Beth says
Your mason jars are beautiful and I love how well the look flows with your gorgeous hutch and server. So pretty.
Thanks so much Mary Beth! 🙂
Kristi Dominguez says
Isn’t spray paint just the BEST? I love that it’s now available in chalk paint…that’s too cool! These look so lovely in your hutch, too. Great addition for sure.
Hi Kristi! Yes, spray paint is the bomb, and now that they have it in chalk paint, it’s even better! 🙂
I am so glad that I came over to see your post. I have never tried the spray chalk paint but I will definitely try it now. I have a TON of Mason jars in my storage building!!! By the way, I love your hutch and the newly painted jars.
Thank you so much Jane! 🙂
Kristi @ Chatfield Court says
Love how your Mason jars turned out. They look so pretty on your beautiful hutch. Isn’t that spray paint awesome? I love using it for projects like the one you did.
Thanks so much Kristi! And yes, this chalk spray paint is the bomb! 🙂
How did I not know that there was chalk paint spray paint??!!! That is so awesome and your mason jars look fantastic!
Thanks so much Vanessa! I’m happy I introduced you to chalk spray paint! 🙂
Donna Reidland says
I love this look. I really need to give this a try!
Thanks so much Donna! 🙂
I love this idea for parties, bar-b-ques, bridal showers. The list is endless. Thanks for sharing about the paint, too. I am excited to give it a try.
Have a great weekend.
Thanks so much Meegan! 🙂
The jars came out great. I like using the chalkpaint spray paint also.
Thanks so much Debra! 🙂
They look great. I have wondered about trying the spray paint.
Thank you! 🙂
Barbra Waegner says
Thank you! I’m trying this with a few jars I have.
You’re welcome Barbara! 🙂
Spray chalk paint is a game changer, so glad I stumbled across this post! The jars came out so pretty!
Thanks so much Liz! 🙂
That looks great! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
You’re very welcome Sherry! Thanks so much for hosting the party! 🙂
I love your jars! Featuring you today at TFT!
Thank you so much Amber! 🙂
Such a great tutorial!! I love how they turned out!! We’d love for you to come link up on Wall to Wall DIY Wednesday at R&R at home (Www.randrathome.com)!!
Thanks so much Rebecca! I will add your link party to my list! 🙂
These look great, Michelle. I really like that Chalked spray paint! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Pinning!
Kathryn Griffin says
Goodness! They turned out so beautiful! Love how seamless they look in the hutch! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at The Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Here is the link to this week’s Showcase: http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/sunday-showcase-make-pretty-monday-8-50/ Have a beautiful week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Thank you so much Kathryn! 🙂 I’m flattered that this project was one of the fan favorites at Make it Pretty Monday! You have a wonderful week too!
Thank you for this post! Question: Any idea how many jars one can of spray paint would cover? I’m hosting a little get together where I’d like to have everyone make one, so I’m trying to plan how many cans of chalk spray paint I might need. Also, could you provide an estimate of how long it takes to make a jar? Im wondering if it’s practical to have everyone complete a jar in one sitting. Thanks a ton!
Do you know if these are dishwasher safe, or how to make them so?
Hi Raylene! These would not be dishwasher safe in the sense that the paint would come off during the wash cycle. I don’t know how to make them dishwasher safe. Sorry I can’t be of more help.
Did you prime them first, or just paint them?
Hi Lisa! I just painted them, but you can try it with a primer first – it might even work better! 🙂
Nancy Genelin says
I followed your post exactly. Upon spraying the chalked spray painted jars and letting them dry overnight…. I sprayed the rust-oleum protective top coat on the jars. The jars paint began to bubble!!!
What did I do wrong?????
Hi Nancy. I’m sorry that this happened. The only thing I can think of is that the top coat was too thick. You don’t need much top coat to cover the paint. Try spraying the top coat a little farther away from the jars so it is just a fine mist going onto the jars. I hope this helps!