[redesigned] Chalkboard Painted Candle Holders

Paint your outdated candle holders with chalkboard paint and create any design you want, whenever you want! | Redesigned By M

I was given these candles as a housewarming gift nearly a couple of years ago. I loved the candles – one can always find a use for candles – but I didn’t particularly like the color of the glass candle holder. Plus, there was this “peace” symbol on the glass, and along with my dislike of cliché phrases as noted in this post, I also don’t like cliché symbols.

Paint your outdated candle holders with chalkboard paint and create any design you want, whenever you want! | Redesigned By M

I thought I’d give these candles a new look with chalkboard spray paint. It was a very easy project. See below!

Paint your outdated candle holders with chalkboard paint and create any design you want, whenever you want! | Redesigned By M

First, cover the candle inside the holder with painter’s tape. Layer strips of tape in criss-cross pattern, leaving some to overhang the edge (because I’m not a perfect tape-r).

Paint your outdated candle holders with chalkboard paint and create any design you want, whenever you want! | Redesigned By M

If you are not a perfect tape-r like me, then roll the excess tape into the candle holder, keeping the edge of the holder exposed. You’ll want to paint this part to make the holder look cohesive.

Paint your outdated candle holders with chalkboard paint and create any design you want, whenever you want! | Redesigned By M

As I cleaned the holders in my third step, I found that I could’ve easily just removed the peace symbols because they were just stickers! Ugh! If only I had looked into that before making up my mind about painting them. Oh well… too late now. I must have chalkboard painted candle holders.

Paint your outdated candle holders with chalkboard paint and create any design you want, whenever you want! | Redesigned By M

Here’s my painting studio. Haha – fancy, huh?

Paint your outdated candle holders with chalkboard paint and create any design you want, whenever you want! | Redesigned By M

Just a couple light coats of chalkboard spray and these candle holders were redesigned! Wait a few beats for the holders to thoroughly cure before handling.

Paint your outdated candle holders with chalkboard paint and create any design you want, whenever you want! | Redesigned By M

I’ve recently become enamored with chalk markers. They are so much less messy to work with than the traditional chalk and they don’t smear as easily (once dry). If you’re a regular reader, you’ll remember I used chalk markers on my planter pots, too.

Paint your outdated candle holders with chalkboard paint and create any design you want, whenever you want! | Redesigned By M

Whether using chalk markers or real chalk, draw any sort of pattern or design you want. I love the flexibility of my new candle holders.

Paint your outdated candle holders with chalkboard paint and create any design you want, whenever you want! | Redesigned By M

They even do lovely with written messages. Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend!

Total time: Taping and painting took about ten minutes. I let these holders cure for a whole weekend before drawing on them.

Total cost: Chalkboard spray paint can be purchased from The Home Depot for about $4-5. The chalk markers can be found at Michaels for about $10, but don’t forget to use their 40% coupon (which they offer regularly) for a discounted price. The paint and markers can be used for many, many projects around the house, which makes this particular redesign very affordable.

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[redesigned] Painted Planter Pots

Chalkboard Painted Planter Pots | Redesigned By M

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I’ve been knee deep in gardening adventures ever since we made over our landscape. After making my own plant markers and planting the vegetables, I looked to fulfill another goal: tending an herb garden. As I have a pretty amazing sunroom that gets a lot of sun all year round, I thought this would be a good room to keep an indoor herb garden in the winter. I’m not sure if it’ll work, but I can at least try! In order to have an indoor herb garden, I’ll need to make sure the herbs are portable, so in pots they go!

Chalkboard Painted Planter Pots | Redesigned By M

I found these pots for FREE on Craigslist. They were an awesome find! Mostly, they were in great condition. A couple came with cracks. See my post here on how I repaired them.

Chalkboard Painted Planter Pots | Redesigned By M

They were also a bit dirty, but nothing a little washing couldn’t handle!

Chalkboard Painted Planter Pots | Redesigned By M

After I cleaned up the pots, I perched them onto various risers such as toilet paper tubes, container saucers, etc. I got the idea to paint these pots with chalkboard paint from Lia Griffith. If you don’t know Lia, you must get acquainted with her because she is AH-MAY-ZING! Would I lie to you? She painted her planter pots in chalkboard and after much debate about what I wanted to do with my own terra cotta pots, I decided chalkboard would be the way to go. Seriously, go check out her site. But finish reading my post first.

Chalkboard Painted Planter Pots with watering directions | Redesigned By M

Using my fabulous new chalk markers, I labeled each pot with the name of the herb as well as watering directions. I get so forgetful on which herbs need what sort of attention! This was a very simple project. Give it a try!

Total time: It took me 45 minutes to paint eight pots. I did it outside in the blazing hot sun, so these pots dried really quick.

Total cost: A quart of chalkboard paint cost me about $10, but I only used about a quarter of the can, if that. The pots were totally free thanks to Craigslist! 

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