It all started with fruit flies.
As you may have noticed, 2012 isn’t exactly shaping up to be a stellar year around the ‘House,
so when evil INSECTS invaded my kitchen over the weekend, I can’t say I was surprised.
I was just mad.
Yet, there was a silver lining to my cleaning frenzy.
I solved the problem of the Cantankerous Cabinet.
Does anyone else have one of these lazy susan corner cabinets?
Does anyone else hate it besides me?
For years, we haven’t managed to store anything in it that didn’t fall off of it, and then I ended up trying to squeeze my head and arm around the middle pole to rescue the oatmeal.
When aforementioned fruit flies invaded, it was time for a true cabinet clean-out and a real solution to the problem.
Enter chalkboard paint
and a lot of heavy glass canisters from my
favorite big-box store.
The canisters are wide and heavy enough to withstand the centrifugal force of a spinning lazy susan.
A little masking tape,
(observe the lopsided, so-not-measured squares; this was an anti-perfectionist project, and it is OKAY.)
a foam brush,
All the little boxes and containers got corralled in some plastic shoeboxes I had already. They aren’t a perfect fit, but they get the job done.
Is it just me, or is chalkboard paint addictive?
I walk around my house looking for other objects that could use a little schoolhouse-inspired cuteness.
So, while I was at it, I painted the lids of some small canning jars,
and organized my very messy spice drawer.
What else can I cover with chalkboard paint?
While I’m deciding, I’ll go spin my spill-proof lazy susan.