Oh Joy!

ohjoy.blogs.com · May 5, 2015

creating a colorful kitchen...

I love open shelving in kitchens. It reminds you what you have in your kitchen and makes it easy to see and find things. The kitchen is one area that often gets neglected when decorating a home, so we wanted to show you a super easy way to bring a bit more color into that oh-so-important space (I mean, that’s where food is made and consumed, and food is probably one of my favorite things on earth!).

We made these neon blocked jars that are perfect for holding dry foods or other loose items that need to be contained. The cool part is, you can paint your jar to cover as much or as little as you want and show off the foods that you want to see (and those you don’t mind others seeing as well).

Since most of mornings can be crazy with getting two kids fed, dressed, and ready for the day before work, I recently started using a Keurig 2.0 Brewer to make the morning a bit easier and get my kick of caffeine on the go. These jars have come in handy for also holding the little cups with all the different K-Cup pods (I’m partial to the tea and iced coffee options but there are over 400 different beverage varieties from 60 brands available within the 2.0 system). I love the white one to serve as a neutral for the accents of color I add in elsewhere, but the system also comes in a ton of other colors including Vintage Red and Pantone’s Color of the Year Marsala.

Here’s how to make these Neon Blocked Jars…

You’ll need:

-glass jars

-acrylic or glass paint (glass paint will make it more durable and washable)

-paint brush

-painter’s tape

Here’s how:

1. Decide how short (or tall) you want your angled color block to go and use painter’s tape to tape off the area above it so that you have a clean line for your edge below. The tape will look like it’s at an angle on each side and then come to a point where the edges meet. (show a photo of the front as well as the side where edges meet) The higher up you place the tape, the more paint you’ll use to coat the bottom portion of the jar.

2. Use a brush to paint the lower portion of the jar where it’s taped off. Let the paint dry.

3. You can stop there or if you want, add another color in the opposite direction (show photo with the two colors) by adding a layer of tape in the opposite direction and painting on the other side. We used neon colors for the larger color block and softer pastels for the smaller color blocks. Let the 2nd layer dry.

4. Now fill them with items of your choice to help organize your kitchen while also making it extra colorful!

P.S. Keurig is offering a special reader discount for 30% off a Keurig 2.0 Brewer and beverages. Simply enter "OHJOY" at checkout through May 30th (Available only to the first 200 people who use the code). With Mother’s Day just around the corner the Keurig 2.0 Brewer makes for a great gift! It’s the first Keurig that brews both a single-cup and four-cup carafe, perfect for all of mom’s entertaining needs.

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Keurig. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and original content like this for Oh Joy.

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling and production by Julia Wester for Oh Joy}

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