It’s so good to be home and back into the project studio! A month and a half of on-again off-again road trips can make you long to be home (and stay there), even when it’s been loads of fun.
Nothing is better than quick and easy DIY projects to get your creativity kick-started. Do you find that to be true, too?
When the idea for these tins struck, I could hardly wait to get it done. Yesterday’s Table of Colors for July Fourth was good motivation to get at it, and fast it went!
I bought these Dollar Tree tins well over a year ago. You know: procrastination and waiting for inspiration are my thing.
While combing the stash for number stencils and not finding the right size and style, I ran across some stick-ons we used on a FOR SALE sign years ago. See? It pays
to be a horder to hang on to things forever. Ha!
Here’s the 3-step How-To, y’all:
1. Sand each tin to give them an aged look, then wipe clean.
2. Align number and painter’s tape border. No measuring allowed…just eyeball it! (This isn’t surgery, after all.)
3. Paint inside the border. I used my chalk paint substitute, which is Valspar super-flat paint and primer in a light blue – also from my stash. Or, you could use multi-surface craft paint with a flat finish for a similar look.
Chalk paint is so quick to dry. By the time I’d finished painting all four tins, the first two were already dry.
Wouldn’t it be nice to make these tins even chippier? Maybe I should put them on the patio over the summer and let them peel in the sun.
But, then I’d have a rusting issue, so maybe using really rough sandpaper would be better. Isn’t this a fun DIY for $4?
What’s going on at your house this weekend? Any fun projects?
I’m sharing this post at Metamorphosis Monday.