Remember how I find the board for my Springs n’ Things Sign, well I also found some other interesting objects. My grandmother used to run an antique shop out of that section of the barn and I think these were some of the leftover items that have since gotten a little rusty and dirt!
|Rusty Coffee Pot, Wall Holder, 3 Insulators (1 clear, 1 blue, 1 turquoise), Atlas Mason Jar, and a Rusty Grater, 2 old locks|
I already love any kind of mason jar, they can be used for so many great things. Check back for projects using the others!
I decided to work with the wall holder first b/c I currently hate the box holding our mail and needed something smaller so I would be forced to clean it out sooner and it wouldn’t get out of control. To add a little pizazz I decided to create a chalkboard label using chalkboard paint of course. I cleaned up the wall holder a bit and lightly sanded it to get a little of the rust off. I then, using blue painter’s tape, taped off the rectangle I wanted for the label. I put a heavy quote of white paint on for my base layer and then 2 layers of chalkboard paint.
I let that sit for an hour or so and then I removed the tape.
It had to for at least 24 hours to cure before you can write on it, but here is the finished product:
Not only can this be used in your house for mail but by having a changeable label it can be used at parties and weddings!