DIY Vintage Canisters

More thrift store finds

I don’t know what it is, but I love to repaint old ugly dated things and make them pretty again. So naturally when I spotted these Vintage canisters they were speaking to me, PAINT ME! How could I say no?

This how these babies looked when I brought them home:


DIY Vintage Canisters


Pretty right? I think they were a staple of every 70’s kitchen, including my mothers. 🙂

For best results when painting anything, prep work is your best friend! A good cleaning in hot soapy water. Paint will not adhere well to grease or wax. A light sanding, then some painters tape to protect the lid edge.


DIY Vintage Canisters

Two coats of primer and two coats of paint:



DIY Vintage Canisters

DIY Vintage Canisters

DIY Vintage Canisters


DIY Vintage Canisters



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  • Reply Dominique Giovando

    I love these! The blue is perfect. They would go great in my kitchen!

    July 21, 2013 at 6:26 pm
    • howlovelyitis
      Reply howlovelyitis

      Thank you Dominique, they were quite easy to do!

      July 21, 2013 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply Shawna @DakotaCreekChic

    These are so cute!! What a great find!!

    July 22, 2013 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply Sherri

    very nice! Brings great memories back, thanks for sharing,

    July 18, 2015 at 3:15 pm
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