Visiting thrift stores is hit or miss for me. I guess it’s like that for everyone. Most times I don’t see anything that interests me. But once in a while . . . you know what I mean . . . It’s there. Exactly what you’ve been looking for and you didn’t even KNOW you were looking for it! That’s what happened to me when I spotted these vintage canisters. I knew as soon as a saw them that they were perfect for today thrift store find and upcycle project!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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Angela | Simply Beautiful By Angela – Deborah | Salvage Sister & Mister – Angie | Flippin Fanchers – Denise | My Thrifty House –
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Pili | My Sweet Things – Amanda | Domestically Creative – Ali | Home Crafts By Ali – Carmen | Living Letter Home –
Emy | Semigloss Design – Jeanie | Create and Babble – Marie | DIY Adulation – Victoria | Glitter On A Dime
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The first thing I did was thoroughly wash the canisters with hot, soapy water and then let dry. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to paint the canisters one color and the lids a different color. Or not paint the lids and just the canisters. So many choices!
On one side of each canister is a design that is half-way worn off. Which is one reason why I will probably eventually paint them. But until I decide on a color I decided to just leave them as is.
With one exception.
I used a Chalk Couture transfer called Handwritten Font and chalked the words on each canister. Please visit my Chalk Couture Facebook page to see the products I used and exactly how I did it. There even a video!
I’m going to live with them this way until they need scrubbed since the chalk paste is removed with water. If I wanted it to be permanent I could spray them with a sealer.
But I think I will eventually paint the canisters with a white chalky style paint and then use Chalk Couture over that. I’m thinking I might spray paint the tops with a pretty pastel color. What do you think? What would you do with these vintage canisters?