Friday, April 12, 2013

Pink for Spring and Painted Mason Jars

As I hit publish on Tuesday's party post, I realized that was post #400. As a blogger who only posts a few times a week (to retain my sanity), that's a whole lot of posts. No matter if you've been here since the beginning or are joining us for the very first time, just wanted to say a huge thank you for being here!
 
 
So now that spring has finally arrived, all of us at Elizabeth & Co. are back in our garages painting again and it feels great! Today's project is a sweet little nightstand that has been patiently waiting under a cloud of dust and cobwebs for an update, along with a sweet little chair to match. And what better color for spring than pink!
 
 
Big surprise, it started out in brown with a colonial style pull.
 
 
And you know I have plenty of chairs!
 
 
I'm still working my way through a gallon of pink oops paint and I mixed it up with the homemade chalk paint recipe. This particular nightstand had a very slick top, so I gave it (just the top) a quick coat of primer.
 
 
I distressed the edges lightly,
 
 
waxed to seal the finish,
 
 
and added a pretty pink crystal knob.
 
 
Love these pint sized chairs!
 
 
And if you were here on Tuesday, you know I featured these beautiful painted mason jars from Danielle at Silver Pennies. Don't you just love the colors? And ranunculus are one of my favorite flowers!
 
 
Well since I was already using chalk paint, I raided the recycling bin in the garage and tested out the paint on two Classico sauce jars.
 
 
You do know there is a cute jar hiding under that label right? Just imagine the possibilities!
 
 
I gave the jars a light distressing and a coat of wax. I'm really impressed with how well the paint adhered to the glass. I tried to scrap it off with my fingernail and it didn't budge. Now I'm going to have to paint a few more. Thanks for the inspiration Danielle!
 
 
So there you have it, a little bit of pink for spring and a cute craft project too!
 
 
Hope it is finally feeling like spring wherever you are!

I'm sharing with...
Nifty Thrifty Things
DIY Showoff
 
 
 

38 comments:

Gail Wilson said...

super projects Sharon! LOVE the pink and that adorable knob!
I've never painted glass with my diy chalk paint... funny I'm watching the hallmark channel (home & family) and they are doing ASCP right now.
great job girl!
gail
ps still no-reply as I try to figure out how to comment on blogs. :(

Calista said...

The little blush pink nightstand is so cute. I have been using your homemade chalk paint recipe for a few months and love it! (But I think I've been using too much water...) I've got some leftover paint, though, and a shelf full of empty Classico jars. Think I'll go paint a couple of them.

Lisa said...

Such a sweet little makeover! I have a bazillion jars just waiting.... :)
Lisa @ {createinspire}

Marti said...

That nightstand and chair are just too cute! I love the pink glass knob too. That's a big van load of chairs; I'd like to see what you do with the rest of them.

Ali Richardson said...

Sooo girly an dpretty, I love it! Love those painted mason jars too. I will definitely doing that this Spring :)

Therese F said...

I love the pink interior! And your painted jars are lovely. I'll have to remember to try that sometime soon. Very Springy!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Glad to see someone other than myself using these THRIFTY jars...now I need to paint some.

Blessings,
Linda

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love the fun jars and love that sweet pink nightstand- the knob is perfect!

Kathy (Pearls in Paradise) said...

So cute! Love the pink paint on the night table and chair and the jars are adorable too!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

They all are beautiful ideas, Sharon! Love the pink chair. :)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Great projects Sharon. I am having trouble reading your blog lately. Your entire blog has shrunk to about 2 inches wide in the middle of my screen. Weird huh? And weirder that it isn't happening with any other blog I read. Any ideas how I can fix it?

Twice Nice said...

What a sweet, sweet pink. Love it! I wish we had some of your warmer weather. Such neat jars, I might have to give that a go very soon!

Susan - Uniquely Yours or Mine said...

Love the pink side tale and chair... So sweet!

Danielle said...

Hooray! Painting season is hear! I've been painting, stripping and staining this week! I love your pink furniture and your jars look lovely! Thanks for the shout out! x

cindy the cottage chick said...

I LOVE that pale pink...ahhh! How do you wax? What kind do you use? I'm just beginning my journey with diy chalk paint, so I'm soaking up info. :)

Thanks!

Laurie said...

Love the stand and the chair! It really is very springy, something I wish were here!

NanaDiana said...

LOVE that little stand and those cute little chairs. If I lived closer I would snap those little chairs up for the playhouse. SO cute- xo Diana

Leslie Harris said...

The pink looks perfect on those pieces Sharon. So sweet looking. And I love those bright colors on the jars. I had no idea chalk paint would work on glass, I' can't wait to try this.
Leslie (Gwen Moss)

DaiseyJayne.com said...

Super cute, I love that delicate pink. And the jars are fabulous imagine the possiblities!

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

I love pink .. that has been my color this month.. BLUSH pink.. can we say Fabulous !!! WHY yes we can sister.. love love

Laurel Stephens said...
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Laurel Stephens said...

Wow, what a post chalk full of great projects! (pun intended) I love the design of your tags, so hip and cool. And how smart are you for raiding the recycle bin for jars to paint? Who knew sauce came in such great jars? You did! (You know you started a new fad there.) And a car full of cute chairs. Honestly, Sharon, you get the best STUFF!! But my favorite part of this post is that cute little pink table with its cute little knob. I just want to hug it! :)

20 North Ora said...

What a darling little pink table and chair. Some little girl will go bananas over that. Love your painted jars. Who would have ever thought you could make such attractive vases out of old jars?

Judy

Melissa Skidmore said...

What a great transformation! I hope to get a lot of painting done since it is warming up! My garage is totally full! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

happyandharried said...

The pink paint is just adorable!

Hetty said...

Great makeover Sharon, Love those painted jars!

Teresa's New Life said...

What a transformation on that end table! Such a beautiful one at that. So sweet & whoever thought of chalk paint on glass- it worked great didn't it- gotta try it instead of my spray paint.

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LittleMyoo said...

Love LOVE that pink nightstand and chair! I am constantly amazed at what a difference some paint and TLC will make on an otherwise forgettable piece! SO cute!

-andi

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh how adorable!!! LOVE those little chairs and the sweet pink color you painted the night stand and chair!!!
I use ASCP but should really try my hand at making my own chalk paint! Thanks for the inspiration!

Huckleberry Love said...

Beautiful! Those would look adorable in a little girls room. I love the pink knobs you added, too. :)

We'd love for you to link up with us at Much Ado About Monday, if you get a chance. :)
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Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

This is fantastic!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

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Meeha Meeha said...

Oh I loooooove the soft pink and the very subtle distressed edges!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The furniture looks wonderful and I adore the painted jars. How fun are they. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Jedi Craft Girl said...

I love the picture of your van full of chairs! My van often looks like that too!!! I am new to your blog & happy to find you :)

Lynn Fern said...

So beautiful.. I am really loving the painted jars. Great Job...
Lynn

Kammy Wielenga said...

absolutely BEAUTIFUL! The knob is pure perfection for that little piece. Love the jars!