Yes. That's more like it.
(But really, isn't Hot Spock hot? Especially when he's slicing people's heads off on HEROES? Plus, funny. Sheesh - the hotness.)
Anyway, my closet is still Hot Spock-free, but I did finally triangulate the perfect combination of brush-on chalkboard paint (neater than the spray kind), chalk paint pens and AHA! chalk.
Yes, I had to buy actual chalk. I will tell you in a minute.
Anyway, I got them all in my house recently (minus Spock, sadly) and then had my filthy way with them. In the sense that when I was done, there was some paint on my hands and I had to throw away some tape and, well, there was a bit of a mess BUT THAT'S OK because now my cupboards look like this:
Also, what kind of person has currants in their cupboard? Freak.
I should have taken a "Before" photo, so that you could see how they looked just like boring recycled jars full of mysterious unknowable items (walnuts, almonds, pasta - who can recognize these things without labels?), but I bet you can just imagine it. You have so much practice at imagining things when I tell you to already anyway.
So, how did this all come to be? Let me tell you.
Recycled Dry Goods Containers
A variety of recycled glass jars with lids, labels removed
Foam sponge brush
Chalk Ink pens
With your first jar, find a flat space on the side of the jar and, with your painter's tape, mark off a good sized rectangle.
Do this for all your jars.
Then, with your foam sponge brush, paint on a single layer of chalkboard paint, making sure not to leave any areas too thin.
Do this for all your jars.
Let them sit for about 30 minutes, or until the stuff seems dry to the touch. I think the paint container had the nerve to suggest leaving it overnight or for three days or some bullcrap, but you know I totally ignored that. What? Am I made of three days? No.
Remove the painter's tape carefully from all jars.
NOW you get to wait three days. Which wasn't my favorite news, but, as it turned out, was just fine because I had to pack for our trip to SoCal and had finally used up my last procrastination strategy by painting these jars when I was supposed to be finding my iPod headphones.
Also, running in SoCal was sucky. Since when is it humid in California? Yet another reason that SoCal is a different state than NorCal. Also, so many palm trees. And Mickey Mouse. Barf.
When you're back from LA, or wherever you travel at random to watch baseball games, get out your regular old chalk and, instead of writing, "School makes me puk [sic]" on your elementary school's handball court (name the childhood book that I can't believe just popped into my mind), scribble it across the painted part of your jar.
Fill it all in. Using the flat side works best, I found. After doing it like this once. Oops.
When you've covered it completely with your regular chalk, wipe it off with a towel or Bubba's shirt. It is now ready for writing with the chalk ink pen. FINALLY.
Before chalk. After chalk. You get it.
Get your pens out, realize you got the "Earthy Tones" ones, curse yourself for being so retarded as to not buy a WHITE one, begrudgingly choose the yellow one and start labeling your jars IF you can identify their contents.
Thankfully I didn't run across too many mystery items.
Then, because you're suspicious of all things that seem amazing and useful at the same time, test out the wipe-offable-ness of the ink.
Yup. Totally comes off.
Yup. Totally goes back on again.
Do all of your jars.
Then line them up in the cupboard and imagine everything else that needs chalkboard paint RIGHT NOW. Fight the urge to paint the cat.
Then celebrate the moment by Googling images of Zachary Quinto and ignoring the one of him in a sexy man-embrace with whoever that dude is.
Then cheer yourself up after that bummer of a photo you couldn't ignore by looking at one of your Hot Husband.