As some of you know I live in a 1940 fixer upper house and I’m (slooooowly) fixering it up.
Recently I remodeled the kitchen.
Here is what it looked like before:
And here it is post renovation. I was going for a clean, classic style – in keeping with the house but just a little updated.
I was happy with the results. Except – see those glass fronted cabinets on the left? So stylish, right? Only afterwards did I realize that glass fronted cabinets mean that what is in them is seen. And thus was born the canister project.
My canisters for flour and such are from Ikea and they looked like this:
Which was nice but a little dull and, well, Ikea looking.
Because I’m color challenged (not color blind mind you, color challenged) I wanted to keep things simple. I had a red KitchenAid mixer and decided the canisters needed to be red to.
I whipped out my spray paint and painted the tops and designed a kind of retro-feeling set of labels and ended up with this:
If you like the labels please let me know. I hope to spend part of my weekend figuring out the bells and whistles of WordPress (thank you for your patience with my thus-far, primitive blog) and I’d be happy to provide free downloads of them that you could use if you liked.
I’ve also been asked for a tutorial on the Architectural Coasters that I’d posted about and I’ll get to work on that as well so I could share some of the background textures with you.
Have a very Happy and safe 4th of July everyone!