This week, I have decided to create a fun series focused on some of my thrift store finds and how I transformed them into farmhouse lovelies. I am a huge proponent of thrift stores. I have found so many treasures there and have furnished my home with many items you would never know were thrifted. So I have decided the next few post will be focused on some of the fun transformations I have created with these thrift store items.
Today’s feature is a set of canisters I found at my local thrift store. They were…cough cough….4 dollars for all! I could see the potential right away! I ran to my local True Value store and bought up some white spray paint. I really should have an endless supply of it. When I got home, the first thing I did was give them all a good washing.
Scrub a dub dub, 4 canisters in a tub.
******TIP TIME!******Trying to get that sticky residue from store tags off your items, use Lemon Oil! It takes it right off! I recommend DoTerra brand oil, since it is what I use religiously.
Another use is to get spray paint off your fingers! I am not the smartest and forget to put gloves on when I spray. Lemon Oil will take it right off!
Now back to business…..
Since I was painting the whole canister white, I didn’t need to tape anything off. BONUS. I set all the canisters upside down on newspaper ready to be sprayed. Here they all are done being painted.
Okay I lied, I did tape the lid handles, but I didn’t like them black so I painted them white too.
Once they had dried for a few hours I brought them in and sanded them slightly to add some character. They still didn’t look finished, so I brought out my stencils. I ended up stenciling Flour, Sugar, Coffee, and Tea on them. I love the names on the lids. Such a cool touch.
And here they are all done! I am super please with how they turned out! With a can of spay paint and a stencil I was able to transform these dated canisters into an stylish set that any farmhouse fan would love. I hope you do 🙂 I would love to hear from you! Tell me what you think!