Wednesday, October 17, 2012

MyColor inspired by Pantone Painting Party

I am super excited to join in the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Painting Party today! A group of wonderfully talented DIY bloggers {and little old me} have all put our thinking caps on to come up with some neat-o projects using MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint. Keep reading to see what I whipped up for the party and then hop over to visit Courtney (a Thoughtful Place), PJ (Blog-A-Dazzle), Cassie (Primitive & Proper), Angela (Number FiftyThree) and Heather (Paper Princess Studio) for even more inspiration!

Just what are we painting today? Bet you thought it would be furniture, right?
Nope! We're making:



You see, I've always adored these fun little jars from Anthropologie. 2 problems: they are kind of small; and while I LOVE their happy, colorful lids, I know they are a little too much for my otherwise white kitchen. Oh yeah, and they ain't cheap!

So I figured I could whip up a whole batch of them for about the price of just 1!

I LOVE me some blue, so of course when I saw the lovely array of Pantone colors my eyes darted right off to this color called Skylight. IT IS so soft, serene and calming. I have at least 2 pieces of furniture I see this going on in the near future. And my other colors were what I figured would replicate the look of ceramic the best: Seed Pearl (oddly enough most of our house is also painted Seed Pearl by another brand) and WhiteCap Grey (Fun fact: Our Master bedroom in our last house was also painted a color this name by another brand). In person I decided WhiteCap Grey was the best match for that look of real pottery. 

I also decided I LOVE it so much I think this will be our new Living/Dining room color. Now I just have to convince Sean to help me move all the furniture so I can get started! 

 

But back to the task at hand! Next I had to round up all my 'ceramic' cannisters. Easy to find and super cheap, you can load up on pretty much any size/style at your nearest thrift store! Obviously the bigger ones might be more, but the standard sized jars are insanely cheap. This whole collection ran me about $3.50, and most of that covered the big guy. Try to find jars that have screw on lids, and preferably ones that are a single piece (not the ones with the round piece that pops out).


Because I may want to put food  or food related items in the jars I only painted the outside. The easiest and fastest was is to flip them upside down and either spray them real quick or do 2 coats with a good artists brush. I find sponge brushes aren't that great with curvy projects like this.

I LOVE the color of them and how they turned out. Very minimalist and modern if you ask me. I actually see cool replica jars like this at a couple high end home stores locally and books stores like Chapters and Indigo for about $20 each! I think they would be really pretty all down a table with fresh flowers, etc. But our project doesn't end here...


Next, we are going to add snazzy chalk board labels! I made my own using a roll of adhesive backed chalkboard paper I got at Dollarama for $1, but I am sure you can probably buy similar paper or pre-cut labels at the craft store. OR you can be even more artistic and paint the label on with chalkboard paint.

While the jars were drying I painted all the lids in Skylight blue (not on the jars, obviously). When the lids and jars were both all dry I threw the labels on and VOILA!
 

I'm keepin' it simple with some numbers for now, but later on I could label everything with what's inside, or the type of flower it is holding, etc. I think they would be insanely cute for those jars people give as gifts with all the dry ingredients for cookies or brownies, so the label could be the gift tag or recipe.
 

It was a good excuse to swap out a few things on the shelf for a while and I am loving the outcome!
 
My favorite part is how nicely the black labels tie in a few of my other black/dark elements like the light and stools.

 

Simple and fresh, probably my two favorite adjectives for our kitchen.


It was a weird day for lighting so I thought I would take an opportunity to show you how much I rely on the White Balance adjustment on my camera once the days get shorter here. What I see (looks good here,  but doesn't really accurately portray some colors)
 

And how my camera sees the same thing. It always comes off a little cold, but it seems to be the most accurate portrayal of color.
 

What do you think? Yay, Nay? Will you just buy the real deal at Anthropologie?
I think I'm kind of smitten with them, and the itsy bitsy price tag on this bunch is just icing on my cake!

Thanks so much to MyColor for sharing their beautiful new paint with me! Please make a trip over to visit Angela on the next stop of the paint party by clicking here

Here's the best part! MyColor is giving away 3 cans of paint to one lucky commenter on this blog post (as well as at every other blog participating in today's paint party). All you have to do is leave a comment for me with what project you would tackle with your winnings. The contest will be open until 8pm Pacific on Monday, October 22.

 For a second chance to win, tweet your project ideas to @MyColorPaints using hashtag #PassItOn. Also check out and like the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Facebook page to get access to the schedule for today’s parties as well as the rest of the parties going on this month! Share your project ideas there for one more chance to win!

GOOD LUCK GUYS!!

{ My post represents my honest experience with MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint. I am not being paid for this post, but I did receive MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint to use for this project.}

78 comments:

Karen said...

Want to paint my kitchen chairs a fun color.

Molly said...

I have a dresser that we use as a TV/media stand and it needs a makeover. The next new paint that comes into this house will be going on it!

Miss JennyPenny said...

Wow very nice! I love it and would try it! Thank your for the idea!

Greetings from Jenny

Shauna said...

I actually want to dip the ends of my wooden spoons into some colourful paint to fancy 'em up a bit!

Erin said...

What a brilliant idea! I would love to do the same thing with spice jars. Alas, I have several other painting projects that take priority, chiefly the 4 Windsor chairs for our dining table makeover. Would love MyColor paint for that!

Kari --- said...

I would work on a dresser for my new (first ever!) niece/nephew that is due to arrive in February. I would also re-do an old gramaphone cabinet that has been in my family forever :)

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

very cool!

Dawn said...

Ooh! I love them! What a great idea!

~Dawn
Eventually Cottage

Rebekah said...

I have a stool for my kitchen that I need to paint!

Teresa said...

Nice! I would paint a plain book shelf I have navy blue- it's a color I'm adoring right now.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

These look so grand! I would so buy this paint just to paint my jars.

Though I do have a set of metal canisters I would love to use this on.

~Cheers Kim

Samantha said...

GORGEOUS! I am so going to try this!!

Kyra said...

I want to paint a bunch of frames that i've been collecting for a while to start a gallery wall! LOVE that blue!

Unknown said...

I love it! I have a kitchen table and chairs that need to be painted.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so cute! love the skylight color!

Unknown said...

Love it! I would love to paint some jars too! I also need to paint my dining room table and chairs.

Ivy said...

So cool! I've often wondered if painting jars is possible, now I see it works, and looks fantastic!

Ivy
http://eviestearoom.blogspot.com/

Brie said...

Oh, this is a fantastic project! My FIL re-did my walk in pantry for me (put in wooden shelves) and I would love to add some white canisters to the shelves. But I would also love some MyColor paint to finish up some other projects I have on the go - an end table and small bookshelf for my cookbooks!

Michelle said...

awesome!!! looks amazing!

Douglas said...

I have so much to paint, my problem would be choosing which project to use it on??!!! Marissa

throuthehaze said...

The jars turned out great! I may try doing this sometime but in the meantime I have some bookends I would like to paint.

kenandbridget said...

I've been wanting to paint the dresser/changing table in the baby's room.

The Life and Times of a Mom Named Rainbow said...

I have a dresser in need of a serious face lift. Or maybe I would re-purpose one of the *fantastic* old trunks/dressers/tables my grandma in law had sitting in her basement...

kristinwithani said...

What a great idea!

Bethany said...

I would paint my nightstand! It is in need of a fresh coat.

MĂȘ-Linh said...

These look great! I would likely do something kooky and fun for my son's nursery

Jamie said...

I love the jars!!! I would love to use majesty, dusk and phantom on some picture frames!

Liz said...

I love the jars! I wouldn't mind trying that for my dinning room table.

Andrea said...

I think I would paint some wine bottles to put some springs in for the holidays!

Carrie said...

I like how the lettering on the jars still pops with the paint.

lucy said...

I would paint my bedroom trim. Btw, I love your blog and REALLY love your house!

Cindy @ Creating at Home said...

I think your jars are adorable. The next painting project I would like to tackle is this 1920's antique dresser I just bought, that is if I can get it out of the back seat of my car! It took the guy I bought it from a half house to jam it in there and now it won't come out. Ugh. I may have to chop it up to remove it. sadness.

amanda said...

Love the jars they look great and I love the colours you picked! Off to go get chalkboard label stuff from dollarama....who knew!!

Dear Emmeline said...

these turned out so cute! if I just missed it let me know but did you seal thes in any way to protect the finish? I have a few projects I need paint for top priority some purple for my daughters "new" vintage desk!

Dear Emmeline said...

tweeted @MyColorPaints

Dear Emmeline said...

liked em on Facebook!

Kerry said...

I have an old rocking chair that I am waiting patiently to paint. I haven't found a color I love yet, I'm sure that beautiful blue would look stunning on it!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Oh, my goodness! LOVING these. this is so right up my alley. May use my leftover paint to make some. Beautiful job.

c said...

I would love to paint an old chandelier that hangs in my childhood bedroom. It is an interesting bronze color now, but I am picturing a fun pastel - like robin's egg blue or violet!

Kristen said...

LOVE them holly! so glad you were able to join us for the "party"!!

Allison said...

Such a clever idea and so pretty! That Skylight color is lovely. I would like to paint a dresser for my niece for Christmas.

Beth said...

What a great idea! I love simple, fun projects like this. I would either try this or, like Shauna said, I'd like to dip some wooden spoons. Or if I got totally crazy -- maybe both! ;)

Rebecca said...

Sooooo cute, I may try this! I would love a chance to win some My Color paint. I want to paint my kitchen cabinets in Gardenia!

Casey said...

Oh, I love this! I have a big jar already and there are a couple more I can steal at my parents. I am definitely doing this!

Y Mama said...

These are adorable! I think I would use it to paint my oldest sons dresser!

Monica said...

Love your project! I've got an old chair that needs to be refinished, and a china cabinet too. Heck I'm tempted to do some jars for my pantry too. :)

Melanie said...

Love it! I would recreate this exact project if I won! Thanks for the giveaway!

Melanie said...

I also tweeted about the giveaway and liked on FB!

Rachael said...

I would repaint my boys' room - walls and moldings. I also have a dresser for their room in need of fresh paint. So basically, a wee makeover for my wee boys.

Love this project!

bettie said...

Your jars are great! Love the matte color. You made it look so easy. I have a dining room buffet in my craft room and it would look so cool in distressed cream or white

gillar girl said...

I love the way your brain works Holly! What an adorable project! For my project (after I made some cute canisters like yours!!), I would "dip" the legs of some wooden stools for our new laundry/office.

Nancy said...

I have been collecting glass jars just knowing I'd stumble upon a diy project for them & this is it.
I love your imagination/decor!

longtodolist said...

Gotta ask... Won't the paint scrape/chip off of the glass as you use the jars?

Jen said...

I, too, have looked at the Anthropologie jars but didn't buy because of the colored lids! I love this project and will definitely do it. What spray paint did you use for the jars? (Or did you use the same paint as the lids, in creamy white??) Are you concerned that it will chip off the glass? Thanks. Love your blog!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

so super cute! love those jars!!

Sarah said...

This is a great idea! Love the colors you chose.

Tif said...

What peaceful colors! I would love to paint my tiny sewing desk a soft, soft pink.

Jody said...

I love the jars!! I would love to copy them!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

I love these! I really might try this project myself! I think I would use the paint to do finally paint a few picture frames that I have had on my to-do list for a while :)

puddyshouse said...

I would give some furniture a fresh coat of paint!

beth said...

Oh, wow, I would do your project! I adore the look of your ceramic jars. I am always looking for unique ways to store things in my tiny house. Thanks for the chance to win.

Charlotte said...

I have been collecting Snapple bottles and my son just asked me today what I was going to use them for. Crzy thing is that I was in Anthropologie today and saw those adorable jars that you posted and fell in love with them until I saw the pricetag! I would love to try this paint on the Snapple bottles. Your turned out fabulous!

Kelly said...

I love the jars! I would make a bunch for my kids art supplies to finally organize them!

azcupcake said...

I just bought an industrial grey metal cabinet at a yard sale that needs some spicing up

Holly Austin said...

I didn't know that you could use Pantone paint for walls and such... I always thought it was for small crafting projects!! I stand corrected :) And glad I do, cause I'd love to win me some, I've heard so much about it lately that I'm curious!!

Debbi said...

I have lots and lots of ball jars for homemade yogurt, peanut butter, jam, raspberry vinegar, salad dressings, etc. Lately I have been using them in lieu of plastic baggies for storage and would love to paint some with MyColor by Pantone paint!

Little Lovables said...

So lovely! I have a side chair and coffee table I have primed and ready to paint, the blue would look lovely on them!

Juanita @ The Scrap Cave said...

Love those jars! I have tons that I could paint too. I also have a couple of cool framed mirrors that need makeovers!

gl0ssy said...

I think I need to start saving my jars!!!


gl0ssi.blogspot.ca

mamabunny13 said...

I would like to paint my bookcase.

Art and Sand said...

My mother would turn over in her grave if she heard me, but I want to paint her old cedar chest. I didn't know about the Pantone paints so it would be fun to win some.

Jill said...

I have a darling granny's hutch that a friend gave me years back. I want to update its look.

Thanks!

jillrwilliams@yahoo.com

jcamp78 said...

I have a couple of pieces of furniture I've found that I would love to try to paint.

Amy Bleecker said...

Love it!! I will use it to paint my wooden desk chair from when I was a little girl! I will be painting the desk off white, and this blue will be gorgeous with it!

Ruthan said...

I have a plan for a sweet console table I'd like to build ... French blue with squash-orange peekaboos behind the drawers. And end-grain project panels for the drawer fronts. Ooooooh so excited. :D :D

Lisa said...

I just saw those jars at Anthropologie yesterday! I loved them and now I know exactly how to recreate them. Thanks!

Pinecone said...

Great minds think alike! I made these awhile back because I loved the Anthro version too : )

http://pineconeplace.blogspot.com/2012/04/upcycled-chalkboard-jars-la-anthro.html

Yours look adorable!
xo
Ashlyn

amwernz said...

I love this idea so much, I can't tell you how many times I've come back to this post to look at these jars! Fabulous :) Question: If I apply 2 coats on several jars (like the amount of jars you painted) with a artist brush will I need more than one jar of paint? Also, what artist brush would you suggest?

These will be the perfect Christmas gifts :) Thank you in advance for your time!

 
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