I’ve been slowly decorating my new apartment with a heavy, heavy emphasis on “slowly.” It took me a month and a half to get a couch—I haven’t sat cross-legged on the floor that much since kindergarten. But I’ve finally got the larger furniture out of the way and can now focus on the little details, much of which I’m DIY-ing.
Instead of storing all my grains, seeds and cooking supplies tucked away in cupboards, I decided to use glass kitchen jars and spruce them up with chalkboard paint labels.
Pulling it off is easy; you’ll need:
- Glass jars (I scored mine at TJ Maxx for under $5 a pop)
- Chalkboard paint
- Painter’s tape
- A small paint brush
Use the painter’s tape to outline a square on each jar. You’ll then paint inside the tape—and prepare yourself, you’ll need to do about five coats to get a solid chalkboard square on the glass surface. Once it has completely dried, set the chalkboard by rubbing chalk all over it. Wipe it clean, and you’re ready to write.
I filled mine with quinoa, flax seeds, chia seeds and rolled oats, but the possibilities are endless. And, since chalk is—shocker!—erasable, you can switch up the jars’ contents as your cooking needs change.