Monday, March 26, 2012

Trash to Treasure Cannisters Learn French!



 Welcome to Makeover Monday: This great set of vintage canisters got a makeover this past week.  It all started with a matte white coat of spray paint to cover their funky 50's pattern. Next I printed off some reversed antique French labels from Karen at Graphics Fairy's amazing collection.  Next, using Modpodge I attached the labels print side down, to the canisters, went to book club, then came home and rubbed off most of the paper, and voila'  Cool, shabby canisters!

 Its really too bad I don't do recipes here on my blog, because my friend Ann who hosted bookclub had this amazing dessert, it was sort of like a cheese Danish ... yummy ....

Anyway, here are a few shots of some other goodies in my
vintage cupboard.  There is a fun 40's cardboard egg cartoon, a basket of eggs, and my favorite, a late Victorian (1890's) ceramic bowl with chicks hatching from their eggs on the lid.  Such a fun piece.


I am having a lot of fun with this reverse decoupage method, its a little tricky and you probably noticed that some of the label gets rubbed away completely so that  bits are missing, but I actually think the process sort of 'ages' the items I use it on .... more to come I'm sure.  Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks, that is so nice of you to say. Thanks for coming by!

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  2. these are fabulous! just fabulous!

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    1. I love your enthusiasm, and I also was pleased with how they turned out. thanks.

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  3. Great job! They look really good!

    Vee

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    1. Thanks, I appreciate you stopping by!

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    1. Thanks Korrie, that means a lot to me, because I totally adore you amazing stuff!!

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  5. These are so pretty, what is it about French typography I love so much? I'm with you, I think it looks aged where the print rubs off a bit. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I know what you mean, I love old graphic design ...

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  6. I love how your canisters turned out ~ and they look perfect nestled in that beautiful white cupboard! Love those light green glass knobs & handles :) Inspirational all around ~ glad I stopped by!

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    1. Thanks Megan for the kind words about my funny little cupboard ... I so wanted an antique peice in my kitchen but only had a tiny bit of wall space, looked for years for one small enough to fit!!

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  7. cute! If you use a baby wipe to take off the last layer of paper, you won't pull up as much of the image, or at least I find it works better. Picked that up from Amy at http://butterscape.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for the great idea, I am still on that old learning curve at the moment.

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  8. Great job!They are darling. Your cabinet is so cute..love those black and white plates! I found you on Brag Monday!

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    1. Oh me too, I looked and looked for black and white checked plates and finally found them at TJMaxx, I was soooo excited!! Thanks!

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  9. If you used the spray paint, will it stay on the ceramic cannisters? Cashel1916@yahoo.com

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    1. Spray paint is oil based enamel and short of baking it on like they do with cars, its about as durable as you get. The canisters are actually metal, and I will always wash them in warm water, by hand with a cloth. Scrubbing with metal scrubbers or a dishwasher would be asking for trouble. Thanks for coming by!

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  10. They are SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Kelli, when the heck are you coming to get your sweet hotpads?

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  11. perfect!!! I really need to try this!

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    1. Just be careful, I am finding it addictive!

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  12. Those are darling! I would love to see what they started out as.
    They look so cute in your little hutch too! :)

    ~Liz

    P.s. I just started following you... Can't wait to see more of you cute blog. Hope you come by and say hi. :)

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    1. And I so wish I had a picture of them. I had the set of three for sale at the antique mall for 3 years, and was going to put them in my closeout booth when it hit me that they would do well with a makeover. I LOVE the shape... But the print ... It was a fifties allover print that reminds me of wallpaper from the period. Evidently no one loved them, as they were pretty cheap.

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  13. I love these! Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Have a lovely week!
    Deborah

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    1. Thanks for coming by, and I will have a great week, thank you, I get to go to a flea market this weekend!! Happy me!

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  14. Love the cannisters, was wondering what spray paint you used.

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  15. They really turned out cute. Love the whole hutch! I would love to have you share at Restyled Sundays. Come check it out.

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  16. What a great idea! I'm always amazed at the talent out here in Blogland.

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  17. Really???? That is so cool! (I sound like I'm 13, but really, that is way cool) I love this look. I collect old Dundee Marmalade stoneware jars and they have a very similar look. I will definitely be doing this soon.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are totally right, they do look like the stoneware Marmalade jars, I hadn't connected that. I guess I could do these transfers on to repro crockery too, cool idea, thanks for sharing yours!!

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  18. I agree that image transfers are really addictive. But, see how great those canisters look now! ~ Maureen

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  19. Very pretty!
    I would love for you to stop by my blog and link up to my Creative Inspirations party happening now! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  20. You did such a great job on these canisters. I found you on No Minimalist Here.

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  21. I absolutely love these canisters! (To be honest, I love it all! :) I'm a new follower... can't wait to see more! Happy Decorating!

    -Heather Graham
    http://stringtownhome.blogspot.com

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  22. After seeing this I am anxious to try this method. The cannisters are fabulous! Thanks for linking these to the Open House party. Hugs, Sherry

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  23. Yes, these canisters are so cute. Your talents are showing..

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    1. Thank you Cindy, I appeciate your kind comments!

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  24. These are so cute!!!! Did you just print with regular paper & then use regular modge podge?

    Your home looks awesome!

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    1. Thanks Cheyenne. Yes, I just used regular paper and modpodge, but the comment below yours suggests printing on tissue paper, and I am going to try that. Thanks for coming by!

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  25. Beautiful! I did this on my deck stools, and printed with tissue paper. It came right off - no tearing!

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    1. No problems printing on tissue paper? Maybe I need to try that, thanks!!

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  26. I'm new to your site and love these canisters. Thanks for sharing your technique.

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  27. Saw your fantastic project on The Graphics Fairy. Very lovely results. Your Victorian ceramic bowl is gorgeous.

    http://cinnamonpink.typepad.com/

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  28. WAY TO GO PAULA!! that is so cool!! The canisters are fabulous!
    Hope you girls had fun in California and found lots of good stuff.:D

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    1. Oh Yes, we had a blast and lots and lots of vintage goodness. My post about the trip will show up tomorrow. BTW I am planning to do your show this fall, not sure if you knew that. thanks -P

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  29. Oh I really want to try this. This is a wonderful idea. Everything is so fabulous. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. Hope to see you there.

    Paula
    Ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  30. Those are awesome!
    What a perfect addition to your cupboard vignette.
    I have to try this.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Alison

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  31. CAn you use regular spray paint on canisters? I thought it to be toxic even if just on outside but if it's ok, I have a set very similar and would love to do just that with them! Hope you respond!
    Blessings!

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