November 28, 2010

Conatiner Makeover

I really love seeing before and afters....
I have one to show you today!

Check it out...

I never come across any kind of awesome deal....but my Granny did.
She found these babies at a yard sale for $3.00. 
That's .75 per container. 
She saw them and knew that I would love them so she snatched 'em up...smart lady!!

They were in serious need of a makeover so I did just that.
Look at this hideous lid...

Gross!!

I took all the handles off, and covered the lids with wood filler.






After letting them dry, which only took about 15 minutes...I sanded and painted them with Krylon White Semi-Gloss spray paint.
I painted the screws and the handles also.





  Then, I used Mod Podge to adhere some really cute wrapping paper, attached the handles, and filled the containers with treats.






I'm using these at the Christmas party I'm hosting at work.
I hope they love them as much as I do. 




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36 comments:

It's A Priceless Life said...

I love this idea! Mine (metal tops) could use a makeover! Your office peeps will love them!!
I'm your newest follower...come check out my blog when you get a chance :-)
Shantel @
www.itsapricelesslife.blogspot.com

Liz said...

Great job! What a good idea!

Kat said...

How adorable! They look quite a bit more expensive than $3!

Michelle L. said...

Super pretty! The filler was such a great idea, I need to try that.

Lauren @ 31diy said...

That is so cute! I wouldn't have thought to use wood filler - it turned out so well!

Maggie said...

luv that idea, unfortunately I have no counter space.
Have a great week,
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

Fabulous idea darling! Now I want new canisters!

DANA said...

Great post! I would love it if you would link this up to my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/link-up-giveaway-and-winner.html

feltsocute said...

Adorable ~ I never would have thought to rescue them with wood filler!

Christine @ Following Phubie said...

Love the tranformation.

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

These are the cutest little containers ever! :)

Michele Pacey said...

Perfect for a Christmas party! Very festive!

Condo Blues said...

What really caught my eye is the red and white wrapping paper - it's so cute! It would also look awesome in my kitchen :)

Theresa said...

These are lovely...they'd be a great way to dress up treats for a cookie/treat exchange!
Found you over at C.R.A.F.T.
Cheers!
Theresa

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

Love it, they're so cute, imagine the possibilities!!

that wood filler looks like a cool product.

Stopping by from Tutorial Tuesday, hope you're having a wonderful day!

stephjacobson said...

So cute! I purchased a set like this at Goodwill (hideous country blue lids) with the idea I'd repaint them to match my new craft room. Haven't quite got around to it yet. . . :)

michelle dean said...

These are so cute! I love finding stuff at thrift stores and making it pretty! Thanks for linking to polka dots and pizza!

Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...

wow.
I'm getting lost in your blog.
seriously.

Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

These look so great! I seriously need to go to a Thrift Store and find me some.

Melissa Stewart said...

So cute!

I am your newest follower! I loved this idea!!

Hope you will stop by and follow Simple as 1-2-3 soon!!

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that I gave your blog an award: http://www.polishthestars.com/2010/12/blog-post.html :)

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Super cute idea!

Kellie Collis said...

These are lovely! I'm pretty sure the party's going to be a blast! Have a glorious day, Kellie xx

Life in Rehab said...

Well holy holly jolly, what an adorable outcome! The wood filler was genius, and they look completely different.

Sharon said...

These are soooo cute! What a creative makeover. You've inspired me to do something similar. :-)
Thanks for sharing!I've signed on as your newest follower.
Sharon@KeenInspirations

Leighuk said...

These are awesome!!!
i found your blog from the linky party on polka dots + pizza.
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Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

Lol dude, those were pretty gross. But you made them beautiful!!

Love your guts
mandi

Jacqueline said...

What an incredible idea. You took an ugly duckling and turned it into something that anyone would die for! Thanks for visiting. I am so glad I came over to say hi. I love your choices of paper by the way.

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Those are brilliant!! I love them!!!

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

I'm giving you a blog award. It will post on Tuesday.

Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home said...

These are great! I wish I had some canisters to make over like this. So fun!

Life in Rehab said...

Congrats on making the CSI Top Ten!

Sarah@sweetpeaandjojo.blogspot.com said...

What a great makeover!!

Jami said...

So cute!!! I love these. :)

Jill @ Blessings of a Lifetime said...

How cute! I just found your blog and love what you did with the treat jars! How clever of you -- you have great creativity and vision. I'm going to try to re-vamp the lids to my glass treat jars even though they are stainless steel. Wish me luck! Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

Mrs. Adventure said...

Wow very creative - I'll be on the look out for containers now :+)