Monday, April 13, 2009

Fixer-upper


These are my old canisters (you can see the tint is chipping off.) R has been hastling me about getting new canisters for a while now, but all the ones I like are waaay expensive.
Some of you may not know this about me, but I am a pack rat. I know, it's a nasty habit. I keep things, thinking that it may provide useful in the future. This pack rat is also closely related to the "fixer upper." I like to try to keep things by fixing them up. Sometimes, the fixer-uppers turn out and sometimes they are just tossed by my disapproving husband. We are 100% opposite of each other when it comes to this.


Anyway, here are some old canisters I found at a local antique shop that I thought I could fix up. After some help from my soooo organized friend, Amy, with her scrapbooking tools we had perfect ovals and rectangles and I just painted in them. I may still go back and add some grosgrain ribbon or something. Hubby should be proud that this only set him back by a grand total of $22.

4 comments:

Amy said...

Oh my! They turned out way too cute! Oh, and I am so not organized! LOL But thanks for the compliment.

kate said...

really, really cute. Great job!

nicole said...

they are so cute! great job!

Kendra said...

Definitely more charming than anything you could have bought...great job!