I saw this on Pinterest a while back, and of course, I can't figure out where I pinned the thing. So, if this is your original idea, feel free to let me know and I'll give you full credit.
Every year at the holidays, a very sweet lady I work with sends me a big tin from The Popcorn Factory full of deliciousness. And it's gobbled by my kids in a day...two, maybe.
I love the tins, but have a few of them now, and decided an upclycle was needed.
All the prep work that's needed for this is a good scrubbing. The tins from The Popcorn Factory are coated with a fancy rough texture...AKA, no sanding (score!). If you're using a tin from another place, you may need to do a light sanding (maybe even just with steel wool) to give it some tooth to hold the paint.
All I used was Chalkboard paint and a foam roller.
Definitely needed more than one coat.
After everything had dried for 24 hours, I grabbed a chalk pen & went to work.
I love these pens. The "chalk" wipes off with a wet sponge when you're ready to redecorate.
On the side, I write directions for anyone pet sitting for us.
They're easy to wipe off when I don't need them.
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