Hello Creative Ramblers!!! I’m happy to be back with you this month! So my kiddos went back to school during the last week of July. Wanna know what crazy thing I did just a couple of days before school started? I started a total room makeover for my teen daughter. Like she had a loft-it’s gone, we painted the walls and are changing everything in her room. Please don’t ask me why I started this major project then. You can see the before of her room here and an update of where we are here. She decided on a boho chic styled room. I will be building her a custom headboard soon, updating a desk and we have a cool idea for her “dressing area” involving a mirror and pallets. Be sure to check those out when the hit At Home with Sweet T soon. In between those big projects I’ve been doing some small decor type items to add to her space. This week I made some Upcycled Boho Jars for her to store some things in.
I really love turning something that would be trashed (or hopefully recycled) into something pretty and useful. Repurposing or upcycling are my favorite kind of projects. For these jars I simply started with empty pickle jars.
I used Goof off to remove the labels. I seriously recommend wearing rubber gloves for this. One of these boogers was on there good, took a lot of elbow grease to get that label off.
Once the labels were off and the jars cleaned really well I moved on to the lids. I used a 1/8 in drill to put holes in the center of each lid.
The lids were then off to get a quick spray of black paint. I placed the lids on paint bottles to elevate them enough to spray the underside of the rim.
Now for the fun part! Doodle away. With just a paint marker doodle whatever design you like onto the jars. I used a gold paint marker but any color would look good. I did all 3 jars a little different. For the first I started in the center and doodled outwards creating a sunburst type image. For the second jar I started by doodling around the jar with different lines. The third jar is very random doodling. They all turned out great.
When the lids are dry you can add knobs using the holes previously drilled. I drilled the hole before painting because sometimes the drill can slip and scratch paint.
I love the handmade-not perfect look they have. I think that is a key to pulling off a good Boho project. I let my daughter fill her jars with her personal items. I should have expected a teen to pick make up and accessories to store in her new Boho Jars. She did a good job picking good colors too.
Here’s a sneak peek of the bedding we found to go in her room. This isn’t her headboard, we borrowed her younger brothers bed for these photos so that no surprises to come on her room makeover were spilled too soon.
What color would you use on glass jars? Thanks again for having me Sarah and all you Creative Ramblers. I do love sharing some creativeness here with you all.
See ya next time!