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Thrifted Kitchen Canisters Get Vintage Makeover

Isn’t there a phrase that states, “All good things come in threes?” I don’t think I put much stock in that, but I will say that when my friend offered me these thrifted kitchen canisters, I knew it was a good thing that I should eagerly accept. I mean, who can’t use more storage, especially in the kitchen, right?

Kitchen Canisters Before Mini Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

They definitely have a vintage vibe, definitely have wear, and definitely have potential. At first glance, they look to have been painted by a previous owner. Also, the bottom has the original label, “Good Wood, Made in Taiwan”.

Good Wood Canister Bottom ~ Thrifted Kitchen Canisters | prodigalpieces.com

However, if you look close, the only wooden part of this set is the top knob. haha. The rest is made of pressed board with faux wood veneer. At any rate, I search to know the depth of this brand and found they were primarily popular in the Mid Century, and are making a comeback for those with a vintage vibe.

This time around, I want to change up their style a bit to show you how you can change what you have (or find or inherit) to suit your own home story. You can see another Pinterest fail set I found made over and even got featured in a magazine. woot!

DIY TIME

First things first. The canisters are pretty dirty with splashes of coffee on the outside, and coffee grinds on the inside. I give a good soaking to the plastic liners, wipe down the rest with rubbing alcohol. However, the stains penetrated the white paint, so there’s only one thing to do.

Dirty Thrifed Kitchen Canisters | prodigalpieces.com

Bring on the paint! Before I begin, I decide to dig into my stash and replace those round knobs with something a little different. Then, I pull out 3 different colors of paints in a sort of ombre style.

Painting Thrifted Kitchen Canisters in Ombre Style by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Next, for the lids, I want to add contrast and interest. So, copper it is! I love copper for many reasons and have used it in other past posts HERE.

Painting Kitchen Canister Lids with Metallic Paint | prodigalpieces.com

Last, but definitely not least, I add typography and an aged appeal with waxes and distressing. Gotta love sanding a fresh coat of paint! haha. My kids always wonder the why…

THE REVEAL

Here’s my thrifted canister set all made new…er…old. tee hee!

Farmhouse Style Thrifted Kitchen Canisters Made Over by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #farmhouse #kitchen

Vintage Style Thrifted Kitchen Canisters by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage #kitchen #home #homedecor

I’m smitten with the outcome of these. The ombre style paint gave each of them their own personality, and the typography gives it charm. Do you love it?

Vintage Flour Canister for Kitchen by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #kitchen #home

Thrifted Kitchen Canisters with Typography by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #kitchen #home #diy #homedecor

Now, I’m curious…what would you have done to change them up? I went with an aged copper look for the lids using my tutorial found HERE. So fun!

Inside Thrifted Kitchen Canisters for Farmhouse Kitchen Storage by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #kitchen #home

Also, if you’d like to make this set you’re own, you can purchase it along with other goodies in my online shop. (SOLD)

  • Handmade Linen Ottoman by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | shop.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #shopping
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In addition, pin and share my thrifted kitchen canisters. I’m sure there are more sets just waiting for revival.

These thrifted kitchen canisters are just primed for a makeover. See the DIY tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #kitchen #home #homedecor

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Also, more fun mini makeovers like this set of thrifted kitchen canisters:

Thinking about installing wood kitchen counters? Head to Prodigal Pieces for choices of finishes, plus tips & tricks | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #kitchen #reclaimed #home #homedecorWow! This tired looking shelf was transformed into fantastic farmhouse kitchen storage with a little elbow grease. See the DIY details at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #homedecor #farmhouse #diy #shopping

Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    Your “reveals” always blow me away!!! You never cease to amaze!!! They are completely transformed and ready for duty in today’s decor!! 💕

    • Larissa says

      I sure have fun! And you make my day, Rebecca. Thank you!

  2. susan says

    Definitely swoonworthy! 😄

  3. Gretchen says

    Love your work! So good to see you in my feed again.

    • Larissa says

      I’m so glad you’re here, Gretchen. Thank you for the smile. 😀

  4. Michele M. says

    WOW!!!!! That transformation is incredible!!!

    No one would ever believe how they originally looked till you gave this amazing makeover! Well done!!!!

    • Larissa says

      You’ve made my day, Michele! Thank you so much for the love.

  5. LittleDebbie says

    Yay!!!
    Inspired to shop in
    my attic!!!
    You are a real shot in the arm!
    Sincerely…wishing others fall into
    your incredibly uplifting blog!
    💕

    • Larissa says

      How sweet are you? 😀 Thanks so much for the smile, LittleDebbie. Hugs!

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