MyColor inspired by Pantone Painting Party

I am super excited to join in the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Painting Party today! A group of wonderfully talented DIY bloggers {and little old me} have all put our thinking caps on to come up with some neat-o projects using MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint. Keep reading to see what I whipped up for the party and then hop over to visit Courtney (a Thoughtful Place), PJ (Blog-A-Dazzle), Cassie (Primitive & Proper), Angela (Number FiftyThree) and Heather (Paper Princess Studio) for even more inspiration!

Just what are we painting today? Bet you thought it would be furniture, right?
Nope! We're making:

You see, I've always adored these fun little jars from Anthropologie. 2 problems: they are kind of small; and while I LOVE their happy, colorful lids, I know they are a little too much for my otherwise white kitchen. Oh yeah, and they ain't cheap!

So I figured I could whip up a whole batch of them for about the price of just 1!

I LOVE me some blue, so of course when I saw the lovely array of Pantone colors my eyes darted right off to this color called Skylight. IT IS so soft, serene and calming. I have at least 2 pieces of furniture I see this going on in the near future. And my other colors were what I figured would replicate the look of ceramic the best: Seed Pearl (oddly enough most of our house is also painted Seed Pearl by another brand) and WhiteCap Grey (Fun fact: Our Master bedroom in our last house was also painted a color this name by another brand). In person I decided WhiteCap Grey was the best match for that look of real pottery. 

I also decided I LOVE it so much I think this will be our new Living/Dining room color. Now I just have to convince Sean to help me move all the furniture so I can get started! 


But back to the task at hand! Next I had to round up all my 'ceramic' cannisters. Easy to find and super cheap, you can load up on pretty much any size/style at your nearest thrift store! Obviously the bigger ones might be more, but the standard sized jars are insanely cheap. This whole collection ran me about $3.50, and most of that covered the big guy. Try to find jars that have screw on lids, and preferably ones that are a single piece (not the ones with the round piece that pops out).

Because I may want to put food  or food related items in the jars I only painted the outside. The easiest and fastest was is to flip them upside down and either spray them real quick or do 2 coats with a good artists brush. I find sponge brushes aren't that great with curvy projects like this.

I LOVE the color of them and how they turned out. Very minimalist and modern if you ask me. I actually see cool replica jars like this at a couple high end home stores locally and books stores like Chapters and Indigo for about $20 each! I think they would be really pretty all down a table with fresh flowers, etc. But our project doesn't end here...

Next, we are going to add snazzy chalk board labels! I made my own using a roll of adhesive backed chalkboard paper I got at Dollarama for $1, but I am sure you can probably buy similar paper or pre-cut labels at the craft store. OR you can be even more artistic and paint the label on with chalkboard paint.

While the jars were drying I painted all the lids in Skylight blue (not on the jars, obviously). When the lids and jars were both all dry I threw the labels on and VOILA!

I'm keepin' it simple with some numbers for now, but later on I could label everything with what's inside, or the type of flower it is holding, etc. I think they would be insanely cute for those jars people give as gifts with all the dry ingredients for cookies or brownies, so the label could be the gift tag or recipe.

It was a good excuse to swap out a few things on the shelf for a while and I am loving the outcome!
My favorite part is how nicely the black labels tie in a few of my other black/dark elements like the light and stools.


Simple and fresh, probably my two favorite adjectives for our kitchen.

It was a weird day for lighting so I thought I would take an opportunity to show you how much I rely on the White Balance adjustment on my camera once the days get shorter here. What I see (looks good here,  but doesn't really accurately portray some colors)

And how my camera sees the same thing. It always comes off a little cold, but it seems to be the most accurate portrayal of color.

What do you think? Yay, Nay? Will you just buy the real deal at Anthropologie?
I think I'm kind of smitten with them, and the itsy bitsy price tag on this bunch is just icing on my cake!

Thanks so much to MyColor for sharing their beautiful new paint with me! Please make a trip over to visit Angela on the next stop of the paint party by clicking here

Here's the best part! MyColor is giving away 3 cans of paint to one lucky commenter on this blog post (as well as at every other blog participating in today's paint party). All you have to do is leave a comment for me with what project you would tackle with your winnings. The contest will be open until 8pm Pacific on Monday, October 22.

 For a second chance to win, tweet your project ideas to @MyColorPaints using hashtag #PassItOn. Also check out and like the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Facebook page to get access to the schedule for today’s parties as well as the rest of the parties going on this month! Share your project ideas there for one more chance to win!


{ My post represents my honest experience with MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint. I am not being paid for this post, but I did receive MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint to use for this project.}