You have probably seen MILLIONS of painted Mason jar posts floating around. And yes, I am going to add another one to the party.
You see, I absolutely love Mason jars and can find many uses for them. I am in the process of redecorating our Master bedroom (well, the one that never got decorated in the first place) and thought I would add some Mason jar as flower vases.
In the past, I have gone from a blue room to a burgundy to a brown and now to add a brighter color shade of blue and aqua. I love how the jars turned out. So we will see how they work in the room.
What I used for this project:
- Two 24 ounce Mason Jars (any size would work)
- Cascade (color) chalk finish paint
- Black chalkboard paint
- Paint brush(s) and tray
- Sand paper (tiny piece)
To paint the jars, I first gave them two coats of black chalkboard paint (with a few minutes drying between each coat). The only requirement before painting them is to make sure they are clean. I had two “never been” used ones.
When the jars were dried, I went ahead and painted them with a coat of cascade chalk paint. Cascade seems close to the color “aqua”. I love this color!
And then another coat of cascade.
Let them dry fully. Then using sand paper, gently sand the wording and any other area you would like to have a slightly rustic look. This is the reason for the black chalkboard paint.
If you accidentally sand another small area, no worries. Just do the same on the other jar so they both look even (if that is the look your are going for).
I added some fake flowers I had on hand and I think the contrasting colors look wonderful and quite summery! I have had them in our room about two months now even though the room is still progressing. We’ll see if I keep them in there or move them someplace else!
Are you into Mason Jars? Have you tried painting them before? I would love to know in the comments!