Thursday, February 9, 2012

Oh Sugar, Sugar

And flour too!

When we first moved in I had all my baking things stored on the top shelf of our pantry. I knew I wanted to have some canisters on the counter, but after searching online and in the outlet mall I wasn't able to find anything that I liked for a price I was willing to pay.

I started trolling a few secondhand stores hoping to stumble across something that I might be able to use. And wouldn't you know one day I found these two glass canisters with plain wooden lids for the bargain price of $1.50 each.

I saw a few people eyeing me warily as I stood at the checkout with my 1980's looking glass jars, but I knew they could be salvaged.

First, I gave the jars several thorough washings. Then I spray painted the lids apple green and attempted to paint a quatrefoil stencil on top and failed miserably...twice.  I'm like that with my projects.  I'll have this amazing vision and 95% of the time the first few go rounds are complete failures.  Then one day (maybe weeks or months later) I'll figure it out.  This time it took a week of me staring at those lids before the idea came to me.

I sanded the lids a bit and resprayed them pink. Then I traced them on some of the scrap fabric from my DIY roman shade and used spray adhesive to cover the tops. (Remember to let the spray adhesive air dry for a moment or two after you initially spray for optimal tackiness).

I added these cute chalkboard stickers from GroopDealz to label them and voila!  Cutie pop canisters on my counter.  Speaking of GroopDealz if you've never heard of it you need to check it out.  It's like a groupon and etsy mashup with daily deals on darling handmade and crafty items.   I've ordered several cute things through their site and have loved them all!  

The edges of the fabric are starting to fray just a bit, but I kind of like the look.  Also I can change up the fabric easily if it rips or gets stained.

I had everything I needed for this project on hand except for my $3.00 canister purchase and the measuring cup set I picked up at the dollar store to use as scoops.


1 comment:

  1. Girl, I must say you are so crafty! I am jealous...I love the home sign in a post a few back. And your flour/sugar jars are super cute!


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