Sunday, February 28, 2010

Guest Blogger - The Country Chic Cottage - PB Chalkboard Tins

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Hello Someday Crafts! My name is Angie and I am guest posting from
The Country Chic Cottage.




Y'all don't even want to know how excited exstatic overjoyed I am to be here! Michelle is the greatest for even letting little ol' me do a guest post! I have been featured on Someday Crafts several times.


And who could forget the Burlap and Ribbon Pillows?


So I just HAD to come up with something spectacular to show ya today.

Introducing the chalkboard tins....



Yep came from a little Pottery Barn inspiration...



image courtesy of Pottery Barn

What were those things before my transformation you ask? Oh, I am so excited for you all to see cause I know you have some in your house right now.


Yep, those tins that cookies and such come in. I had these in my cabinet. But the thrift store has these all the time for next to nothing. And some people throw these away...pfft...we are going to make 'em fabulous! I put some masking tape around the tip top of mine and used plastic wrap to keep the paint out of the inside. I would think that if you paint all the way to the top the lid would scratch off the paint. But if y'all are feeling courageous -- go for it!


Now I spray painted mine with metal primer before the topcoat. But again -- if you are courageous -- you can skip it. And now for my grand secret ingredient....chalkboard paint!!! Yes, I spray painted the ENTIRE thing with chalkboard paint. (Follow the directions on the can pretty please -- wait the time for it to dry and cover your surface with chalk before using.) The entire surface is a chalkboard. So if you are not into the PB look....

Best part -- you can change em back and forth as many times as you like! I love mine and I am ready to do some more! I have one HUGE tin that I am thinking of doing and writing "Cookies" on it. I am a little obsessed with these chalkboard tins. I hope you are too...

Come by and visit The Country Chic Cottage for even more crafts, decor, tutorials, and of course fun!


A big thank you once again to Michelle for letting me take over her blog today. Now go get you some chalkboard paint....

~Angie~


Thanks, Angie!!! There are a few blogs out there that "hit it out of the park" with every post. The Country Chic Cottage is one of them. I seriously feel like I could feature every single post! Angie is the queen of knock-offs and she makes everything LOOK SO EASY!!! These chalkboard tins are easy peasy and just so adorable. I have some of these tins in my house! If you are not a follower of The Country Chic Cottage yet, you really should be! This is a blog "to watch." It will definitely grow big!!!

Linking to Finding Fabulous, Romantic Home -Show and Tell Friday, Miss Mustard Seed -Furniture Feature Friday, Lit and Laundry - Finished For Friday, The Inspired Room, Remodelaholics Anonymous, Poppies At Play - Creative Cats , Crafts In Bloom

52 comments:

  1. Chalkboard paint is the best...I have made a bunch of silver trays with chalkboard insets....and I have a ton of canisters/tins to do this too.
    Holly
    504 Main

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  2. I just love these! I can totally see making some to use in my classroom!!!!! Great idea! Thanks! :)

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  3. Such an awesome idea!! Cute!

    ~Liz

    P.S. Love the ribbon and burlap pillows too!

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  4. What a fabulous idea! I'm soooooo trying this! I have a bunch of these tins in my house!

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  5. Love these tins!!! They came out fabulously. Into my idea book. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. These would be great to hold flour and sugar in!!

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  7. Loving the flour and sugar idea too!! I am in love with this one -- glad y'all are too!! :) And thanks again Michelle!!

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  8. Hey you are correct!! I have those in my house too...ok off to recycle them...great idea thanks so much..have a great day

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  9. AHHH I love these and what a great way to keep organized. I have some chalk bord paint just waiting for this project.

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  10. I have the perfect tin for this! Thanks

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  11. Lovely!!!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  12. Love the project! So easy, and just love how they turned out. Thanks!

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  13. I copied these too! Love them! http://holy-craft.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-fell-off-wagon.html

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  14. Well done, this is a cute little do over that sure makes a practical accessory.

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  15. great idea! I'm following and can't wait to see what you'll be blogging next.

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  16. Great idea! Visiting from Kimba's site. :)

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  17. I love your tins. Need to run to the GW to find some of my own. Thanks. Laura

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  18. Awesome idea...I always hate having random tins around, but this can make them all uniform!

    Blessings, Grace

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  19. I love this idea! I have tons of these tins just sitting around...finally something cute to do with them :-)

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  20. Blogging Friend, this is a great idea for tins. I'll have to check out Country Chic! Joan

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  21. What a great idea! Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!

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  22. I collect food tins, but have downsized my collection considerably. I love this idea!I can but them to good use in other rooms of the house. Thanks for the idea!

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  23. I am so in love with chalkboard paint right now!!! Other ideas include painting over the glass of thrift store photo frames or mirrors to make framed chalkboards to dot around the house. I recommend liquid chalk pens for awesome writing-ability on chalkboard paint - they come in all colours and are very vibrant.

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  24. I know I have some old tins around here somewhere that would benefit from this project. Great idea!

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  25. Great project. This chalkboard stuff is so popular right now. I'm very tempted to try this out.

    I'd love for you to come by this week and link up for Friday Favorites!

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  26. LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did, I might have to do a knock off of my own!

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  27. oohh, I love these and am so excited I found your blog! found you today on remodaliholics...so glad!

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  28. Those are great - what a great fantastic way to reuse tins.

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  29. love this! thanks for the tutorial! it's funny i just posted about "knocking off" these tins the other night: http://www.the30girl.com/2010/03/catalog-day.html.

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  30. Oh I can't wait to make some of these!

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  31. Thanks for sharing these--I love how simple and impactful they are!

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  32. Okay, this is just too, stinkin' cute for words!

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  33. You know I am a sucker for anything chalkboard. Love them. I just might have to make a set for myself. Thanks for the great idea.
    Monica

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  34. What a great idea. I'm about to re-do my home office and was planning on some magnetic/chalkboard paint spaces on the walls over the desks...this make the perfect accessory to have on shelves or desks for CDs, pens, etc. I'm definitely stealing this idea!

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  35. cute idea...I'll be blogging on some chalkboard items of my own soon...come on over and visit! :) I love the ribbon and burlap pillows!
    :)
    Oh, I have a treasures & trinkets on Thursdays if you want to link up something you love. :)

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  36. Oh, these are FABULOUS! I feel like I could cover anything in chalkboard paint and it'd be better. :)
    If you're interested, we have a Friday Fun Find party... we'd love it if you'd link up!

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  37. Sweet idea! They look great as well as being very practical.
    Kathy

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  38. Those are way cute.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.
    Lori

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  39. I love this idea, and I have all the supplies. It's so simple too, I'm definately going to give it a try.

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  40. These are so creative! I like them even more than the PB versions. Chalk Board paint is so amazing...

    Thank you for linking up to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

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  41. you did a great job! like all the different shapes and who doesn't have a tin or two laying around. Gotta' love the blackboard paint! Lezlee

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  42. this is a fantastic idea. you could even write what type cookies are in the tin.

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  43. I got a bunch of stuff at the dollar store to recreate one of the vignettes from PB that includes these tins... I wish I could beam these tins to my house right now because the tins were the only part of the look I didn't find at the dollar store!

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  44. Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!
    http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/03/thursdays-treasures-week-13.html

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  45. Love this! Linked up at http://scrimpalicious.blogspot.com/2010/03/pottery-barn-hacking.html

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  46. do magnets adhere to the tins?
    that would add a whole new dimension to the boxes? KSB Atlanta

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  47. I love this idea for chalkboard tins. I just featured your photo on my blog: How Sweeter It Is, please check it out when you have a minute!

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