Thursday, February 14, 2013

Vintage Revival: Shabby Canister Set


It was one of those times that my mom was visiting this summer and we were in a big hurry to get somewhere.  Sure can't remember where, but she did not want to stop at the church rummage sale in our nearby little town.  I was driving, so of course we stopped.  "Everything not marked is fifty cents" the woman informed us.  The canisters were not marked. "So fifty cents each" I asked, "or for the whole set"?  "Hmmm... ohhhh, the whole set".  Score!  So now whereas I don't remember where we were in such a hurry to, I sure do remember striking gold (Kammy's definition of gold) at that sale.


 I painted this with a light aqua blue color and of course with a good helping of Plaster of Paris thrown in to the paint.  
 The hardware all got a shot of razzle dazzle red that could well be from spray paint that was originally bought twenty years ago. Some dude was selling a dozen little cans of razzle dazzle red this summer  - of course I bought them all.  How could I not, with a name like that? I'll razzle dazzle you alright...  Ahem.  I sanded the edges of the hardware so the metal could show through and also sanded the edges of the canisters before giving them all a coat of polycrylic to seal them up.  
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22 comments:

  1. I love these Kammy!!! You know I'm a sucker for that blue! I'm going to have to find me some wood canisters now!

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  2. They are awesome...I never would have thought of painting them...Nicely done !! I'm pinning them to my DIY Board. :)
    You Rock!
    Denise

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  3. This is a TOTAL score!! Man that's awesome and I love the way you painted them! PERFECT!! I'd love these in my booth. someone would snatch them right up ;)

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  4. So cute! I love the colors and the numbers. Great job!

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  5. These canisters are jaw droppingly gorgeous!!! And fifty cents for the whole set? You are my hero :)

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  6. Wow! I'm kicking myself for passing up similar canisters at thrift shops! I love the pale aqua and red!

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  7. I love the colors and the numbers! These a so cute! Great job. Have a great week :)

    hugs
    Deborah

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  8. I cant believe these are the same canisters! They look fabulous! I'm your newest follower coming over from Domestically Speaking.
    Danielle

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  9. I love them! They turned out awesome!

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  10. What a deal!! Love those...and love the canisters! So pretty.

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  11. I'm going crazy over these! Such a beautiful, calming color - love it!

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  12. I am looking through blogs tonight and everyone is so creative and visionary. I would have seen those wood cannisters and thought - "yuck". Your take on them is wonderful.

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  13. Oh. My. Gosh! These are darn tootin' cute! Love the red paired with aqua...super vintage, post-Depression, love it!! A new follower, A

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  14. You did an amazing job with the makeover--they look fantastic now--I am afraid I would have passed them by with the before. You inspire me to look twice at things!

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  15. It can be hard to see past the brown and into an aqua future, but you sure didn't seem to have any trouble with it. They turned out so cute!
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

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  16. Wow! What a transformation. I can't believe they started out as those ugly wooden things. They look so great now! I host a DIY link party every Monday and would love for you to join! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-diyers-link-party.html

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  17. great makeover on the canisters! :)

    gail

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  18. Yuk to yummy! Well done and at the perfect price.

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  19. So can you please tell me why the plaster of paris? Not sure I've seen that before.

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  20. That is such a transformation. I'm in love with these new canisters. Found you on Thrifty Decor Chic. I'm your newest follower. You can find me decorating, painting and baking on HickoryTrail

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  21. I can't believe that you found those UGLY canisters & had the vision to come up with THIS! Amazing. I pinned it to inspire me about what can be accomplished.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  22. They hug my heart!
    and the paint color is..? and why add Plaster of P?

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