DIY Chalkboard Pails
It’s back to school month around our neck of the woods !!! Yes I used three exclamation marks. I’m excited. The kids, not so much. They do however get excited about back to school shopping. I must admit I kinda get going myself about calendars, pencils, pens and the like. I’m old school in that way. I love to actually WRITE things in my calendar.
As much as I love technology (and I really really do as my iphone is practically attached to my hip) there’s just something about putting pen (ehem or pencils) to paper.
What I don’t like is clutter. It makes me nuts (more than my normal nuts). Everything has a place. Now if I could just magically get everyone to put everything in that particular place I’d be happy camper. Dare to dream right.
Pails are perfect for plunking in all the little things. They come in just about any size you’d like, making them an organizers dream vessel. To dress them up a bit we’ve added a bit of my favorite paint – Chalkboard.
Making it easy to change the contents and the label.
You can pick up everything you need for this project at your local LOWE’S HOME IMPROVEMENT.
- 2 quart galvanized steel pails
- 3M advanced multi surface painters tape
- qt Valspar chalkboard paint (ideal of metal and wood)
- 1″ paintbrush
1. Remove any labels from pails.
2. Using painters tape, tape off desired area for chalkboard paint.
3. Apply a layer of chalkboard paint. Allow to dry. Repeat until you have desired coverage.
4. Remove and discard painters tape.
All that’s left to do is fill the pails and label the contents with chalk. Easy peasy and better yet organized! We’re using ours for back to school supplies. No more looking for pencils when we need them!
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