I wanted my first Do-It-Yourself project to be simple enough for any beginner.
This one most certainly is, but in the end it looks like you found it in your favorite isle of TJ Maxx!
The first step is to empty some jars...I chose pickle jars, simply because they are the basic size I was looking for and I can empty a couple of pickle jars fairly quickly! You'll want to remove the labels, some labels can be more difficult to remove than others. If you have a particularly stubborn one, you can soak the jar in warm soapy water and then peel the label. To remove any leftover glue residue, mix equal parts of baking soda and oil and let sit for about 15-20 minutes, the reside should then scrub off.
Next, simply lay the lids on a piece of cardboard outdoors and spray. I chose a flat black paint mostly because that is what I had on hand but also because a flat black detail can give a room a modern farmhouse feel. Your lids can be painted in any coordinating color of your choice, you can also choose the sheen of the paint depending on the style of your room. For example, if your room is ultra modern, maybe a high-gloss paint would be more suitable.
Once the lids are dry according to the instructions on the paint, the next step is to drill the holes for the knobs. The size of the drill bit you use will depend on the size of the screw included with your knobs. The knobs I chose both required a 5/32 bit to make the proper size holes. I placed the lids on a 2x4 to drill through them so when the bit went through it gave it a backer to drill into.
After the holes are drilled you simply push the screw the through the hole and thread the knob onto the screw. And lastly, just fill the jars with whatever you chose to store and display!
I consistently get compliments on these in my bathroom and they were so simple to create!