These textured Old World style apothecary jars add the perfect fall flair to your kitchen decor. And the texture might just surprise you!
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Have you added any fall decor yet?
If you’re still waiting for a great project to inspire you, then you’re in the right place today! I’m super excited to be joining my blogging besties again for this season’s challenge!
By the way – if you missed our previous challenges, you can visit them here:
Fall Blogger Challenge
Now we’ve pulled together our best ideas for fall using simple glass apothecary jars and I’m pretty sure you’ll find plenty of inspiration here to get a few fun fall projects rolling yourself.
For my project, I went Old World. I love the rich colors of Tuscan decor, and I knew right away that the gorgeous colors of fall would lend themselves well to adding a little more of the look to our home.
I headed to the paint department at Home Depot and browsed the paint chips. (Does anyone else love doing that?)
I also wanted to add some texture to my jars to give them a more rustic look, so I grabbed a tub of spackling compound, a can of primer, an inexpensive brush, and a plastic putty knife.
After some thought, I decided to start with a light coat of primer. It may not have been totally necessary, but I thought it would probably provide a better surface for the spackling to stick.
The spackling compound was the main event for this project, so I spent some time working on a technique that would produce the effect I wanted.
I started by spreading it on, cake frosting style.
Once it was pretty even and smooth, I dabbed it all over with the flat part of the knife, creating little peaks.
This is a lot more dramatic than I planned for the finished jar to be, but that was easy to fix once it was fully dry.
Dry Dex compound is really fun. It goes on pink – then turns white when it’s dry, making it simple to know at a glance when you’re ready to move on.
After drying, I gently brushed my fingers over the peaks and they fell right off. Then I had the gentle texture I wanted.
Paint – in Rich, Fall Colors
Finally, it was time to paint. I chose three fall colored paints and bought a sample container of each.
Since the new texture was rougher than the original jar, it took some touching up after a beginning coat to get into all of the little nooks and crannies. I used a small watercolor brush to get into the smallest areas.
To finish up, I added a 4″ polystone fleur-de-lis to the front of each jar using my favorite adhesive, gorilla glue, and I had 3 fun fall kitchen canisters.
I’m so ready for fall goodies now!
I’ve already had a suggestion for cookies.
Maybe pumpkin spice?
May thanks to the great folks at Jar Store, who provided the jars – at no cost to me – for this project.
The inspiration has just begun!
Visit these other talented bloggers to see what they made with their jars:
Jemma at At Home with Jemma
Supplies for this Project
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