Quick and Inexpensive Kitchen Canister Update

I love those kitchen canisters that have chalkboard paint on them and you can label them with “Coffee, Tea, Sugar and Flour”.   And I’ve even considered buying them but I just couldn’t find the right ones.  We received these canisters as a wedding gift many moons ago and because they were a gift, I’ve had a hard time parting with them, even though one of them is totally cracked, I still can’t say “good-bye”.  

kitchen canisters before










So, today, after dropping my kids off at school I walked into the kitchen and just happened to look at the canisters, and BAM, I had my “ah ha” moment!  Use the ones that I already have to make the look I’ve been wanting.  After all, my set is plain white with stainless lids and they’re the perfect slate for something like this.   I have chalkboard paint, and could have used that, but why bother?  I had some left over black contact paper that Dawn had given me a while back and it just so happened, I had just enough.  So, within minutes, I was able to achieve the look I’ve been wanting, without spending a dime!  Now, that’s my kind of twist! 

 I even decided to throw in the utensil holder too!

I don’t think I need to give you the play by play on how to make these, but just in case you need it, it’s simple.

1) Cut out the shape of contact paper you would like

2) Add them to your canister and rub until the contact paper is totally smooth

3) Write in chalk what you’d each canister to say

4) Stand back and admire them


The absolute best part about the contact paper, is that when this goes out of style (and it will) I can just remove it!  

Do you have any items in your home that could use a quick and easy update???  Tell us about it!

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