Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thrift store canisters

I've been wanting to find some canisters for my kitchen counter but I just couldn't make myself spend the money on some at the store. Yes, Im cheap! But I'm not working anymore so we have to save money where we can! I was at the thrift store last week and I saw this set of canisters for $4.00!

These didn't really go with my decor but I figured my new best friend, spray paint, could help me out! When I told the sweet old lady checking me out that I was going to spray paint them she was horrified! She did not understand why I would do that to these beautiful canisters!
I used a color I already had, Rustoleum Claret Wine. The red matched my kitchen perfectly. And here they are... Not too bad for $4.00!
I think they need a little something extra to them though, I just can't figure out what to do! Any suggestions??


  1. I say stencil numbers on each, or something like that. Kind of vintage numbers, or the like. Glad to see spray paint covers ceramic! I'm ready to re-vamp this ceramic lamp I bought... finally going to take the plunge!

  2. Make chalkboard labels for them...

  3. great buy!!! I would maybe write what is in there....tea, flour, sugar!