Apr 25, 2013
Creating Pretty Laundry Soap Storage
In the previous post, Inspiration: Laundry Room Makeover, I spoke briefly about the hand painted glass jar that was used to store washing soap. I wanted to recreate the look similar to that of Chelsey's from The Paper Mama. She took a mason jar and hand painted the word "wash" onto the front. Her jar holds homemade washing soap.
I started with the glass jar I already owned and used for my soap. I purchased my jar from Walmart a few months back and have been loving it. It takes up less space than a big box of detergent and can hold a ton of soap. I actually have my own recipe mixed in as well and I use two tablespoons each load. So a whole jar full will last us months.
Instead of tracing my stencil I just used my handy dandy Silhouette Portrait to cut out a stencil in a basic thick font. I weeded out the letters and used the cut away as the stencil.
I deviated from Chelsey's plan and actually used a paint pen instead of liquid paint and brush. It was super simple and took minutes to do.
Drying time is super quick on the paint pen as well. I did about three coats to fill in the lines. I am really pleased at how it turned out.
It goes super well with my new scheme which I can't wait to show you. It literally took me about ten minutes from start to dry time and added a personalized touch to my laundry space.
I really like the gold on glass look. Have you ever tried to paint something like this? Have any more tips or cool designs to share? I think this would be great for canisters in a kitchen, don't you?