Thursday, July 16, 2009

Everyday canisters

I've done this idea once before with an old jar I bought at the flea market (it already had a painted lid though), but after I bought a bunch of jar at a garage sale recently they sat on my counter so long that I decided they would make cute new everyday canisters in the kitchen.
These are just those anchor hocking jars you can buy at both wal-mart and target, with pieces of contact paper stuck on the front and spray paint on the lids. I think the roses cut out gives them more of an old fashioned look, like water slide decals. But the scallop cut on the small jars was too cute to resist.
I still like my old blue Martha canisters...
but this way I can easily see that we REALLY need flour. LOL

18 comments:

  1. These look fantastic :)

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  2. wow; simply lovely! I love the cut-outs and the complementing pink lids!

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  3. Love them, where did you get the fab contact paper?

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  4. I really LOVE them! They look great on the counter too.

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  5. And where are you finding such darling contact paper? Are you printing it yourself??? WONDERFUL!!!

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  6. Sarah, those jars look wonderful! I'm with roseylittlethings, where did you find that contact paper? I swear to you that my Wal-Mart still carries the same pattern contact paper since 1990! Your countertop looks so nice and sharp but with a touch of rosiness!

    I'm going to have to get me a set for sure!

    Deanna :D

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  7. Those are without a doubt the most amazing looking canisters EVER.

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  8. Lovely, dahling. I actually thought of you earlier when I found some most fabulous goodies at the swap shop. I got jars, too! They're boring but they're fabulous.

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  9. These look awesome! Esp next to the kitchenaide! :)

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  10. Anonymous8:09 AM

    Darling!!! Where did you find the contact paper?

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  11. I bought a ton of those jars at Wal-Mart after Christmas one year for $1.00 each. But, the ones I bought had penguins on one side. I printed labels (Sugar, Flour, kool-Aid, Oatmeal, etc) and covered them up. It's funny that people weren't buying them because they had penquins on them. Hellooo, cover them up! Love the pink lids on yours! Cute!

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  12. they look super cute with the kitchen aid love it

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  13. They look fabulous
    Alison

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  14. What a great idea to use contact paper! I bought some old Meyercord waterslide ones from Ebay, and they were really hard to slide, and came off in pieces. What did I expect for something that old? Love your jars, and your great finds from the previous post, especially that bird canister!

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  15. I just looove your jars! Where did you find the rose contact paper? Just gorgeous!

    Hugs :)

    Irma

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  16. Envying your counter space...I would dearly love one of those pink mixers!

    You have one cute blog here...I see you like to have a cute font...me too ;D

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