Friday, February 13, 2015

Mason Jar Paint Storage

WHAAAATUPPP? It's been a looong/short week here. Kid stuff, house stuff... schtuff! Today my kids are off from school so we have a loooong weekend and hopefully it won't feel short.
So I posted a sneak peak many months back that I was going to share a project with mason jars. I finally got off my patoot and did it. I used mason jars to store extra paint we had in the garage. We had lots of cans sitting around with small portions of paint leftover from painting the house. I got rid of all rusted paints and kept only the ones that were clean.

If you know me, you know I'm a bit of an organizational freak. If you don't know me, well now you know! Labeling the jars with tape and my handwriting wasn't good enough. haha! I wanted to label them more "professionally".  

I picked up a package of Avery circular labels at Wal-Mart.
You have to go to the website and pick a template to use for your label.  

I chose a simple one to be nice to my printer.
I labeled the paints with:
Type of Finish
Room in the House

You go through the sheet template making each label. 

Important: When printing remember to un-check "Fit-to-page".

I made this mistake and spent some time on the help line. They were wonderful though and sent me a new package after I messed up printing two sheets of labels. They were so helpful! 

Below is a sheet of my labels printed on the circular stickers! You can change the colors of the text and images and I changed them to shades of gray to go easy on my printer. 


Here are my organized paints all labeled neatly! I really like how easy this is. It keeps the garage so nice and neat and the paints don't take up nearly as much room as they did!

What do you think, would you do this in your home?
Happy Friday!