I’ve made no secret of my obsession with all things chalkboard painted…like this door, this tray and these placemats. So when I found chalkboard paint made for porcelain and glass at my local art supply store, you know I had to give it a try! The paint is Pebeo Porcelaine 150 brand in mat black and it’s pretty awesome.
I spruced up these little glass canisters that I picked up at a garage sale for 25 cents each.
The jars have a pretty distinct raised border on each side so I used that as my guide for painting. The paint itself is very thin so you’ll need to apply a good 3-4 coats. Don’t be alarmed if your first coat or 2 is streaky and ugly. It’ll improve, I promise.
Following the directions on the paint jar, I let the paint dry for 24 hours, then baked the jars in the oven for 35 minutes at 300F degrees. I let them cool then went through my usual ‘conditioning’ process for new chalkboards – rub a light coat of chalk over the entire surface then rub it off with a chalk brush or soft cloth.
Now your surface is ready to write and draw on. I recommend gentle hand washing for these and any other surfaces you paint with this stuff. I’ll leave you with a few more ideas: special messages for mugs, the base of wine glasses for ID purposes, candy jars or jars for storing craft supplies!