If you're a regular reader, you may already know that I prefer to reuse jars and empty tin cans as storage around our house. I also hunt and gather glass storage jars with lids at thrift stores, these are what I keep my buttons, ribbons, and small trim items in down in my studio. Keeping them this way allows me to see what's inside keeps everything dust free (I hate dusting). I was doing some cleaning the other day and found myself organizing the contents of these jars. Once everything was nice and neat inside, I spruced the outsides up a little with my favorite crafty supply, spray paint. The lids were scratched, different shades, and kind of uninteresting, but a couple coats of a pea green shade later and everything is pulled together.
I love simple projects like this!
If you wanted to get even fancier, you could tape off a shape on the glass jar and paint inside it with chalkboard paint to write on.
Tonight (Friday, May 4th) Katie Pedersen is having a reception at Island Quilter on Vashon Island to open her new exhibit, which will showcase quilts featured in her book Quilting Modern. Not that you need any reason to visit beautiful Vashon, but meeting Katie is a treat, and I've heard fantastic things about Island Quilter. The reception is 6-9:00 pm, and Katie's quilt exhibit is up through May 31.
Happy Weekend you lovely people!