{All Things Fall} :: Chalk Painted Mason Jars

Happy weekend!!!

And welcome back to my journey to cozy up my home with {All Things Fall}. Last week I pledged to share 14 days straight of Fall inspiration and so far, I’ve tackled a ton of projects to transform my front porch and entryway, which I finally revealed here. You may have noticed these pretty little jars sitting proudly on my window ledge, well today I’m showing you how I made them!
 
Chalk Painted Mason Jars :: making it in the mountains #chalkpaint #masonjars #gold #falldecor
 
 
I started with some plain old mason jars and simply slapped on a few coats of chalk paint.

Chalk Painted Mason Jars :: making it in the mountains

Chalk Painted Mason Jars :: making it in the mountains
 
This was actually my first time using Chalk Paint from Country Chic Paint and I have to tell you … I am in L-O-V-E! They offer an amazing selection of {stunning} colours you just won’t find anywhere else! It’s an absolutely perfect chalk paint that’s incredibly easy to work with! With gold wax (yes GOLD!), tons of tutorials to make sure you get it right and the prettiest packaging ever, what’s not to love? AND, this fabulous company is proudly Canadian – it was actually formed right here in BC! I was absolutely thrilled to receive a box of goodies from them in the mail a few weeks ago (you may have seen pics of my happy mail on Instagram & Facebook) and, though I’ve got some big plans for these lovely paints, I couldn’t help but have some fun with them on this little project.

Chalk Painted Mason Jars :: making it in the mountains
 
So, as I was saying … I painted two coats of Country Chic Paint in Simplicity (white) and then once dry, I distressed them with some fine grit sandpaper. Then came the GOLD wax! I can almost hear y’all “oooooooo”ing!!! I couldn’t wait to try this stuff and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! I rubbed in a bit of shimmery wax onto my jars with a cotton cloth and noticed a gold tinge to the white instantly, giving my bright white jars more of an aged look. And of course, there was a less subtle gold colour piling up in the textured parts of my mason jars too, giving off a glorious gold shimmer! I continued to play around with it a bit, adding more here and buffing it out there until I got the colours just right. Like the paint, this wax was SO easy to use and adjust as needed!

And here they are my friends, my chalk painted mason jars:

Chalk Painted Mason Jars :: making it in the mountains

Chalk Painted Mason Jars :: making it in the mountains

Chalk Painted Mason Jars :: making it in the mountains
 
I wanted the gold wax to be subtle, but you can definitely notice a gold shimmer in those crevices!

Chalk Painted Mason Jars :: making it in the mountains

Chalk Painted Mason Jars :: making it in the mountains
 
I just love the way they look on the windowsill in my Fall entryway!

Fall Porch and Entryway :: making it in the mountains

Fall Porch and Entryway :: making it in the mountains

Fall Porch and Entryway :: making it in the mountains
 
This was seriously the easiest project yet and I cannot wait to play around even more with this fab paint!

Be sure to take a peek at my other {All Things Fall} projects like this burlap and lace garland and my barnwood Fall sign. & check back tomorrow for another pretty burlap project!

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So, are you feeling inspired yet? How is your Fall decorating coming along?

Wishing you SUCH a lovely Saturday!

PS. You can find me sharing here and at Savvy Southern Style.

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34 thoughts on “{All Things Fall} :: Chalk Painted Mason Jars

  1. These are so pretty, Kristi! With my busy schedule now, I appreciate a pretty but quick project! I’ve been wanting to try Country Chic paint… good to know how much you loved the paint!

  2. Your jars are gorgeous! I’ve got a few painted (mid-project), and love adding chalk paint to glass jars. I had an idea for finishing up the project with some fall silk flowers, but I really love the more natural look of your project. I might just make a detour in my plans! 🙂
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday!

    1. Thank you SO much Karen! I love, love, love the look of the chippy painted mason jars – plus, I’m pretty sure you can’t be a DIY blogger without a few of these in your house 😉

  3. I really like the mason jars with chalk paint and it is something I can handle in the crafting department – Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  4. Hello cute lady! This looks so beautifull. Pinned. We couldn’t think of anyone better to party with. We hope to see you tomorrow at 7 pm.
    Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  5. The gold shimmer effect is so pretty. Does the wax prevent the paint from scratching off as easily? A lot of mason jar crafts I see can’t be handled at all or the paint comes right off. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

    1. Thanks Rachel! I am in LOVE with that amazing wax! It does help protect it from dirty fingers, ect, but it doesn’t seem to protect against scratches in the paint. I think you could try a primer and spray paint if you really wanted it to stay, but then you’d be giving up that weathered look.

  6. I’ve GOT to get some of that gold wax. It adds so much depth and character. Thanks for linking up at Show Me Saturday. Hope to see you there again this week!

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