On to #9!
#9. Ball Jars
Yes, old Ball Jars! Not just the blue ones, and they don't even have to be old. New ones work just as well. Now I know what you're thinking. "What in the world is she doing with so many jars?" Well, lots of things!
1. Store all that hardware in a large mouth clear jar. Tighten lid and store filled jar in the drawer of the piece the hardware came from. You'll never get to the last drawer and find you misplaced the last pull!
2. Store all those left over screws in. I like to keep a jar of flat head screws so if I have
3. Glazes! What do ya do when there's just a smidg of glaze left? Store it in a jelly jar! Same goes for custom created paint colors and washes. Use an address label to mark what's in it and it's recipe.
4. Store your brushes upright in an empty jar. Save those bristles from bending!
5. Ever left a brush out for...oh say 6 months...with latex paint? Yeah....well, if you should ever do just that, pint jars are great for soaking that ol brush in (dare I say...) brush cleaner. It's glass, so it will clean up beautifully! It's small...so no need to go overboard and use the whole bottle on one brush. It's glass...it won't melt like some plastics. It's the ultimate recyclable!
These are just a few examples of how and when I use glass jars. Again, they don't have to be the antique blue with the bale. They can be the small mayonnaise or jelly jar that you were going to pitch in the trash. Remember? It's the ultimate recyclable!
Just wait till you see what #8 is!
Oh yeah! Don't forget! Tomorrow night at 11:59 pm I will draw for the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Give-A-Way basket!!!!