Sunday, December 15, 2013

Another New Look for Old Canisters

I have a set of square canisters that hold dog food and treats. When I bought them at a thrift store, they were brown and scratched. I gave them a new look with paintable wallpaper.

After redoing my kitchen in black, grey and white, I wanted to add a bit of color (purple, of course) with accessories. The canisters sit out on my counter, so they were a perfect candidate for bepurpling.

First, I pulled off the paintable wallpaper. Next, to give the canisters a smooth surface, I covered them with wall liner (a heavy paper used behind wallpaper). I then rolled on a coat of the purple paint that I used on my dining table.

Inexplicably, the paint went on with a mottled appearance. I rather like it. :)

 

14 comments:

  1. I LOVE this!!! Why don't I ever think of these things???

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  2. I love the mottled look! What a lucky happenstance! What nice cannisters, apparently Bean Sidhe has as good taste in decor as you do! :P

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    1. It was lucky indeed. I still have no idea why it happened. Bean Sidhe loves the canisters... though I suspect that is love of the food rather than praise for my decorating taste. ;)

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  3. These look great, the mottled effect is fantastic! I'd have never thought t cover them with wallpaper, you are a genius!

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    1. Thank you! I cover all sorts of things with wallpaper. Sometimes I even put it on walls. :D

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  4. I love both the 'before' and the 'after' versions. :) I see where you're coming from with adding a splash of color to your almost monochrome interior, but the firs design for the bixes looked so classy too. :)

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    1. I liked the grey/black "before," but after the walls, counters and cabinets were all painted grey and black, the canisters seemed a bit too blah. They stand out a bit more in purple. And they match my purple toaster. ;)

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  5. I love the before version but purple is nice too :)

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  6. They look great, like purple marble.

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