Sunday, February 13, 2011

Canister Makeover

So another Apple makeover project....I was pretty excited about this one.
When I first got married I was SO EXCITED about these canisters.  They were from "Home and Garden" another company like "Home Interior"  I loved them...and they were a bit expensive but between my husband and his parents they got them for me, the Christmas after we were engaged or as a shower gift?  I Can't remember.
ANYHOW, I didn't just want to pile them in a garage sale and get NOTHING for I needed them for decor.  I use one for sugar, but it stays in my cabinet. So, I started hashing out in my brain projects I had seen on different blogs and what I could do to make them over and use them in my decorating.
First off they were a glazed pottery so I knew just taking regular paint or my "go-to spray paint" would not stick.  So I found out I needed to prime them first.

 Primed and ready for paint
 So I found 2 colors that went great with my decor!  I was THRILLED!!!!
Bauhaus Gold and Burgundy.
It's not the greatest spray paint job. But it's ok for me...adds texture!
For the star I took a stencil and a sponge brush. 
Then sprayed some paint on to a Styrofoam plate. (wrong move! it ate the plate up! LOL!!! Some of the sticky, stringy plate is on the star..but again it added texture and you can't tell...just looks like I have meant for it to look that way! So a mistake turned out to be a good thing and gave me the look I was going for anyhow.)  I am going to try and work on the spot that I smudged above the star.  Not sure if it an be fixed or not

Then I took some black paint and a sponge brush and sponge painted the rim of each pot. I like how it turned out.  I didn't show the yellow pot..but they all turned out great.  Once everything is done I will try to get better pics of it all.
But for now I am loving my new pots!!!

 I have to include a picture of my little girl...who is quickly growing up.
This is her first dress that she has a doll dress to match.  She got it for Christmas..but it's almost to small..not sure if she will get to wear it again.  So I HAD to get a picture of her and her dolly matching.
 Yes, I am one of those crazy mom's that husbands put up with when we try to make sure our family matches or at least coordinates when going to church.  SO GLAD my husband goes along with my fact sometimes he even asks what color Katelynn and I are wearing so he can match us!  (GOTTA LOVE THAT GUY!!!)
 A cheerful little girl and her daddy. 
Love the curlers!!!


Anonymous said...

i love your did an excellent job!!!....and i like the matching picture....we have 9 in our family and we match more times than not when we got to church! you are not the only one....(or at least we coordinate)....

shelley hatfield

Leah said...

Your canisters turned out SO GOOD! Girl, your projects are turning out so well. Love the picture with the matching outfits :)

Kara Plank said...

Love the new look to your canisters!!! I just did a new look to my flour/sugar storage tonight! I suppose I should blog about it! lol