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Back to School Chalkboard Storage Bins

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Organization can be fun with these brightly crafted wood bins.
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Supplies

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Granny Smith
Item #32007
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 60 Satin paints provide a soft, subtle, sheen.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Pond
Item #32015
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 60 Satin paints provide a soft, subtle, sheen.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Habanero
Item #32050
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 60 Satin paints provide a soft, subtle, sheen.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 6oz Multi-Surface Chalkboard Paint Acrylic Craft Paint - Black
Item #32217
Create a chalkboard writing surface on wood, terra cotta, and virtually any paintable surface. Apply 2-3 coats to project surface, allowing it to dry between coats. Condition with chalk, and it's ready for messaging. Waterbased.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Laser-Cut Stencils - Pendant Bunting
Item #33545
Use stencils with craft paint to create beautiful painted designs on fabric, wood, glass, and other surfaces. Use stencils with chalkboard paint to create fun accents that can be personalized with chalk. Package contains 14 designs on two 9" x 7.5" laser-cut stencils.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Erasable Liquid Chalk, White
Item #33554
Erasable Liquid Chalk is more durable and long-lasting than regular chalk. Applied like paint, it doesn’t smudge and washes away with a damp sponge, leaving no shadow. A convenient foam pouncer makes stenciling and silkscreening quick and easy. For best results, use it on top of Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Chalkboard Paint that has been conditioned by lightly rubbing chalk over the surface.


Other Supplies
Square wood bins with handles
Tape
Flat brush ½”
Stencil brush ¼”
Chalk
Water basin
Paper towels
Foam plates

Instructions

  1. Paint one wood bin each Granny Smith, Pond and Habanero. Let dry.
  2. Tape off rectangular area of desired measurement on front of each bin. Apply several coats of chalkboard paint with flat brush allowing dry time between coats. Refer to bottle for curing times.
  3. Apply stencil elements to chalkboard areas using liquid chalk.
  4. Use chalk to write in desired subject matters.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.