Glass Storage for Dry Goods

I wanted to share with you a little craft project I have been working on to organize my cupboards. Being on a plant-based diet we go through a lot of beans, legumes, grains and nuts and seeds. So I like to buy in bulk, it saves time and money! I have been looking for a storage solution that wasn't plastic and looked nice without the big price tag. For anyone who doesn't know me, I love HGTV, especially the design and renovation shows. I have been really inspired lately by "Restored by the Ford". Leanne Ford uses a black and white color pallet with different textures, gloss, and matte finishes to create interest. Leanne and her brother Steve's renovations are amazing, very chic and super stylish. This is where I drew my inspiration for the glass storage jars! All you need is glass jars and lids, chalkboard paint, painter tape, paint brush, chalk and white spray paint (I used a white gloss). I did this outside you will want to do it in a well-ventilated area.

  1. Clean and dry your jars.
  2. With the painter's tape mark off a rectangular block on the glass jars.
  3. With the chalkboard paint and brush start painting in the rectangle you taped off on the glass jars. Do one coat and set aside. Move on to painting the lids.
  4. Lay out a piece of cardboard and arrange the lids on the cardboard with the spray paint give them one coat of paint and leave to dry.
  5. Repeat step 3
  6. Repeat step 4
  7. Repeat step 3
  8. Repeat step 4 (I did 3 coats)
  9. Once the paint has dried fill the jars and label them with the chalk. Now you will have a stylish and organized storage solution.