How to Turn Pickle Jars into “Granite” Storage Containers
When I started out with the bathroom vanity makeover last week, I had simple plans of redoing the sink and painting the bathroom walls.
But, somewhere along the way my inner designer jumped out and I haven’t been able to stop remodeling the bathroom!
I have literally transformed the whole room but, luckily, my frugal self has full control so, I’ve been able to do it all without spending a ton of money.
I’m pretty proud of myself, I must say. And I can’t wait until it’s done so I can share it with you!
But, since I have a few small things left to finish, the full reveal will have to wait for another post.
“Granite” Storage Containers
In the meantime, I thought I’d share how I turned a couple of pickle jars into “granite” storage containers for my toilet cleaning supplies.
I try hard to be frugal and I like to recycle and reuse as much as possible, hence the pickle jars. But, there are some things that I won’t reuse and toilet brushes are one of them.
I am not a fan of the old fashioned swish and brush, then stick it behind the toilet. I think they’re gross and I refuse to use them.
And so, my grocery list always includes a package of Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Toilet Brushes.
I’ve been using these things religiously for years and I love them. They leave the toilet sparkling clean and they smell great.
But, the box isn’t exactly pretty to look at and since I’m making my bathroom beautiful, I had to make something just as beautiful to store them in.
The theme in my newly decorated bathroom is sort of shabby-rustic (if there is such a thing) and so, I knew jars of some sort would be the perfect storage containers.
And lucky for me, I picked up a slew of new spray paints on clearance at Wal-Mart last week (for $1.50 a can!!) and one of them was a granite finish that is almost the perfect match to my vanity counter!
How I Turned 2 Simple Pickle Jars Into “GRANITE” Storage Containers:
Things You’ll Need:
- Pickle jars (or any recycled glass jars)
- Krylon Natural Stone – Granite Finish Spray Paint
Wash the pickle jars and remove labels. Use rubbing alcohol to soften the glue to make it easier to remove the labels. Dry the jars well.
Turn the pickle jars upside down on a piece of plastic or painting cloth.
Spray with paint, making sure to coat all sides of the jar evenly.
Allow the paint to thoroughly dry before using.
I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out this little tutorial on how to turn pickle jars into storage containers! It’s amazing what you can do with your recycling…isn’t it?!
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Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design and VLHamlinDesign. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to write about easy recipes, making money, gardening, home remedies and everything else that a good life entails! When she’s not writing for Food Life Design or creating products for VLHamlinDesign, you’ll find Vanessa reading, drawing, gardening, cooking or spending time with her family.