Saturday, July 7, 2012

Distressed Mason Jars

Everybody knows I love Mason jars, or better, changing them! I buy them cheap, oh so cheap, at the thrift store or I just reuse the pasta sauce ones and ..well, I just play a lot with these babies.
Once I painted them in the inside to give them a nice "milk glass effect", as in here. I must say they turned out lovely!
Things changed in my mind...  I fell in love with the more rustic and distressed look... have seen several lately over the internet, mostly on Etsy. But no tutorial , really.
To  work! I grabbed some  spray paint that I bought on sale (!) at Michael's and had a mission in mind. I actually love them because they are pastel colours, very calming,  and would work perfectly for the effect  I wanted.
First, I used black spray paint in some areas , so that when I distressed the paint I would see it underneath.
For starters, 2 coats of paint. 
No need for perfection, as I was gonna hit hard with the sand paper anyways.( used 120 and 400 grit)

Before and after sanding...ah, I much prefer it without the shinny look! 
In my excitement, made a bunch of them!




oops...not so "pastel", but I have other plans for this one...keep tuned!

And hey, do not ask me how I could get the crackling effect..I guess maybe cuz the day I painted it was really really humid ...maybe...help anyone? I want to replicate that !:0)


Just can not decide in which container put them...



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41 comments:

  1. Your mason jars look lovely! I have seen lots of the tinted ones around, so yours were a nice change! I love how you distressed them.

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  2. im loving mason jars at the moment, you did a great job it would be great if you could come and link up at my party if you get the chance over at http://www.twiggstudios.com/2012/07/sunday-show-off-linky-party.html

    have a great weekend xxxx

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  3. These are SOOO cute! Found you via Funky Junk Interiors! :)

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
    www.revolutionariesblog.com

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  4. Love this idea! That crackled one is so cool! Never would've thought to paint all of my Mason jars. I wonder what I'll use to can tomatoes now....?
    lolol!

    xoxo laurie

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  5. These look so cool! I love the distressed look! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesdy on my blog and share your idea!
    Karin

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  6. I love the wire basket with the garden sign on it. As far the crackle issue, it happens to make when I try spraying too much paint at once, on an area.

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  7. Absolutely love how these turned out!! I've been saving old spaghetti sauce jars, but they don't have any cute writing on them..... hmm....
    Anyway, I'm visiting from Craft-O-Maniac's link party.
    Love your project here!!

    Anne
    becausehomeshouldbegreat.blogspot.com

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  8. Those are awesome! Thanks for linking them up to Hot Fun in the Summertime.

    Bliss

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  9. You can never have too many Mason jars...it's great the way the dark undercoat highlights the letters....really nice!

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  10. Absolutely adorable....I am so going to try this! Thanks for sharing your project!

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  11. SWOON! Totally in love - thanks for sharing! p.s. I found you via the Sundae Scoop link party at I Heart Naptime! :) Nice to 'meet' you! :)

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  12. Oh I really like how these turned out! The wire basket. Definitely the wire basket! I've got a little hankering to make some of these!!

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  13. thanks, you girls!! I never had so many comments, simply thrilled!!!!

    I ALSO LOOOOOVE my jars!
    and yes, I will keep them in the wire basket!

    THANKS!!!

    Andrea

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  14. love the way you did these.. what type of spray paint did you use?

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    1. Hi Deb!
      Sorry for delaying so much replying you....busy momma summer schedule, hope you understand!:0)

      Here they go, the spray paint I used:

      Rustoleum Painters touch- sun yenllow - gloss
      Rustoleum painters touch- aqua - gloss
      krylon - celeey - gloss
      Krylon - greek stone - gloss
      Krylon - ivory- gloss

      Hope it was helpful!
      Cheers
      Andrea

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  15. Oh my goodness! These are adorable, and I agree - adorable in every container you took pics of them in... you just need to make more to fill each container! :) Would love for you to share them with my readers at my linky party - http://stringtownhome.blogspot.com. I'm a new follower, & I can't wait to read more! Have a great week!
    -Heather
    Stringtown Home

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  16. Where is your Pin it button?! I too have been wanting a tutorial. Thanks and love them!!

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  17. HI KARRENS!

    THANKS!
    Hummm...I do not have a pin it button..I thought one just click on the pin in button on your PC and pin the photo you want...:0(

    how do I add a pin it button to my blog I wonder..hum..will check, thanks!!

    Cheers
    Andrea

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  18. I love how the distressing brings out the details in the jars. Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week! (PS...you can get crackle medium at art supply/craft stores, it's super easy to use, I think Plaid makes it)

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    1. Ah yes, crackle medium rocks!
      Thanks!!!

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  19. These are super fab! I love it! and I like how you added the details of making it distressed it's the prefect touch! We'd love it if you'd share this at our Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/
    and any other posts you'd like to share that have to do with homesteading and homemaking!

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  20. I love these! I think I am missing a step though - did you paint the black on the inside and then sand inside? or you painted the colour inside and black outside?

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  21. absolutely love it & never would have thought of the black underlayer! awesome share - sooooo gonna make some up! thank you!

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    1. Thank you!
      Yes, the black ubderneath gives it a nice olf looking touch, doesnt it?
      Thanks for you comment!

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  22. Love love love these---can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Do you have room for another comment so I can say "way to go" too!? Love the way the words are highlighted. Fantastic!
    Liz

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  24. Thank you for linking up to Home is Where the Heart is! We wanted to stop by and let you know you've been featured! :) Please come link up again!

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  25. Love these!! I'm a sucker for mason jars! And distressing, although I haven't tried it yet! This might be the perfect project for me to try it on ;) Such a great idea and they turned out beautifully! I'd love to have you stop by and link up to my Throwback Thursday party! http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-2/

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  26. I was wondering what to do with my plethora of mason jars left over from my do-over wedding!! Thank you for the wonderful idea!!!

    Denise @ buttonsandwhimsy

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    1. Hi Denise! YOU are so welcome!! So glad this was useful to you! I will be sure to cheek this out in the future!!

      Cheers
      Andrea

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  27. Thanks again for stopping by to share another awesome project! :)

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  28. Thank you for this tutorial!! I just made my first one and LOVE it!!! I plan to make a gazillion more :)

    Check it out: http://www.somethingtobefound.com/2012/07/increasing-my-pincentage.html

    Thanks,
    Katie @ SomethingToBeFound.com

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  29. Love them! You did a fab job making them look old & worn yet still beautiful!

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  30. Just wonderful! OMG!Thanks so much for the tutorial. I found you on pinterest. I have been trying to figure out how to do this. Can you tell me how many coats you put on of black and how many of color on top? What brand of paint do you use?

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    1. Hi Courtney!

      So glad you found this then !:)

      I used spray paint . Black for the undercoat ( two coats) and also spray paint in various colours for the top ( 2 coats). Then wait until completely dry and sand to distress, believe me it is really easy!
      I used Krylon, the cheapest one:)
      Cheers!
      Andrea

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  31. PINNING! Come share this also at What to do Weekends!

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/08/what-to-do-weekends-31.html

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  32. Just lovely! I show on my blog how to get a crackle effect with Elmer's glue. You could try that on your mason jars and craft paint, see if it does what you want. I am showing your jars to my wedding bound grand daughter! http://makethebestofthings.blogspot.com/

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