I don’t know about the general population, but I tend to use clear containers for storage. I use Mason jars for flour and such in the kitchen. Jelly jars for those small things that always get lost in a drawer. Potpourri bowls for hair ties and clips in the bathroom. The only issue I have with this is being able to see everything in these containers.
In my quest to personalize my apartment, I decided to fix this problem. The fact that I just bought a pack of paint brushes may or may not have had something to do with it. So, without rambling on too much, on to the project!
What I used:
- Small sponge brush
- Shallow container (for mixing paint)
- Paint (I used craft paint, $.60 a bottle at Walmart)
- Newspaper (for the work surface)
The first thing I did was figure out what colors I wanted and mixed them up. If you need to, you can add a small amount of water to your paint if it’s too thick.
When you start to paint, remember that you don’t need to have every inch of your brush covered in it. Get a small amount of paint on your brush and dab your container. It should cover a fair amount of the surface, just widen the area as you dab.
Set it aside and let it dry, then do a second coat if you think you need to. Or maybe you want to get all fancy and do a design on it. Whatever floats your boat. The tip of my sponge brush is what I used to make my pattern.
Hope you have fun doing this project. Let me know how it turns out!