Apr 16, 2013

Rainy Day Project - Kitchen Canisters DIY

Blah.

BLAH!

That is our weather...but all that ice is gone - so that is good - now it's rainy... and gray - VERY gray these days!

So to brighten things up - I changed my kitchen colour scheme!  I have a bright spring green kitchen and was accenting it with a plum type of purple - but then I fell in love with pink! 

Mostly, I fell in love with these tea towels from IKEA.  As in brought them home, fell in love!  But then I had to find a budget friendly way to add more pink accents.  Now I did clear all this pink with my hubby first - and since it's only an accent colour he's okay with it!

Plus if I'm happy in the kitchen, then we're all happy in the end!

Amen?!

;)

So this brings me to my much loved, kitchen canisters.


 
 
I've had these for a few years and I really like them.  But they just did not go with my new pink, floral feel. (if only all of my life's troubles were this 'hard'!)
 
So I gathered tape, scissors, glue stick, ink pad, letter stamps and scrap book paper, oh and coffee - of course I had coffee!
 
Simple and easy and about 20 minutes later...give or take - did this in between about a dozen other tasks....so not sure exactly how long it took - but really it was no time at all - my coffee was still warm by the end!
 

I basically just picked out four pages that matched the look I wanted.  I cut the paper to size, wrapped it around the canister and tapped it in place.  Then I picked more paper that I thought matched each tin and stamped the names on that paper.  Slapped some glue on the back of those and stuck them to the paper - voila!







I really like how they turned out!  Sweet and simple - country fresh - love it! (sorry for the bad lighting - rainy days do not shed much light into this part of my kitchen...and I was too lazy to find a better place to photograph these.)

I know, you are probably wondering why I didn't just take a picture of the rest of the kitchen, but I promise - one more month and then the house reveal - not to build up suspense...I hope to have a couple more rooms painted by then...but doubting that will happen.  I think it will be fun to give the ol' house tour one year later - it's definitely more 'us' now, feels like home - so I feel ready to show all of you.

Not that this home is done - nooo, many years yet to go on that - but that's okay!


Anyways, there's your rainy day craft - now get to it - let me see what you create on this rainy, blah day - let's brighten it up a little!





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6 comments:

  1. Cute! And very spring :) I like the stamp letters - I looked for some a while back but didn't find any in my price range that I liked. Where did you get yours?

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    1. Yes, very Springy - knowing me, I'll probably keep this only until our favourite season gets here - Fall! The letters were a Christmas gift from Dave - guessing he got them at Michael's?!

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  2. Yay they're so cute! Perfect for your kitchen!

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  3. It came through...

    yeah!

    I like em!

    A lot. Very cute.

    Good job.

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  4. When did you do these? They weren't done when I was there were they? I love them. Glad it was sunny today.

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    1. Haha, yup, they were done when you were here! ;) Yes, LOVE that sun today! :D

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