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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

AN ITTY BITTY MAKEOVER AND VINTAGE.....

It's time for VINTAGE THINGY THURSDAY with SUZANNE
I haven't got to play in such a long time and I am
looking forward to seeing some neat VINTAGE...
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The "makeover" mentioned here is the repainting of the built-in cabinets in my breakfast room..
Over the years, it was scratched and beginning to look pretty sad so....
I just gave it a fresh new coat of my favorite COUNTRY WHITE for the winter !
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THE vintage mentioned here is my vintage canister set...
I have shared this in the past but thought some of my new readers would think this is cute...
And, I LOVE having CUTE around Sweet Nothings cottage !!
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When I found it several years ago at GOODWILL, it had the natural wood colored lids and wooden knobs.
I changed THAT....mighty fast.
Using my favorite paint, I gave the lids and the wooden holder a coat of RED and added glass knobs..
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I saw one on Ebay once that had the lids and holder painted PINK and it was adorable.
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After painting, I washed all the canisters and lids...
and have NO candy to go in them. (some may know that we are ON A DIET..)
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Here's a few "left from Christmas" peppermints that the grands and I LOVE....
I keep suckers, bubble gum, peanuts, crackerjacks....just whatever I have
in these and the kids LOVE it...
...and since they love it... I DO, TOO !!

I found this old magazine rack once, a long time ago, at a thrifting place...
I don't imagine it is OLDEN....just made to look that way...
but it looks pretty neat with a really great catalog of PIERRE DEUX
in it....
:O)
ALL painted and everything dusted and clean once more !
MAN..I wish someone would invent a spray that we could spray over our finished jobs and
they would STAY THAT WAY !



I guess I need to fill at least ONE of these canisters with
SUGAR FREE CANDY....
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The rest of them are RESERVED for
GRANDKID CANDY !...the very best kind !!

44 comments:

Betty said...

Rats BJ, I had a set of canister with the wooden lids and wooden knobs and I think I yard saled them, wished I had seen yours first, yours I like!!!

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, everything looks so beautiful. The fresh white paint looks fantastic. You've been a busy gal! I love love love those olden canisters. I've never seen a set with a holder like yours. Love it all painted red! You've got a great space for pretties!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Elizabeth said...

You definitely saw the potential in those canisters. I love them with the red, but would have walked right past them if they were plain wood.

kimmcl said...

I love it BJ! You had such a great vision to see that canister set painted red. I wish I could do that. I have such a hard time thinking "outside the box".

~~Carol~~ said...

I love what you did with those canisters! Especially the addition of the glass knobs. And that magazine rack looks so great next to it. It's so perfectly chippy!
Happy VTT!
Carol

LV said...

What a difference a little time and paint will do for things. You did a great job on the canisters. They look very nice where you have them.

Blondie's Journal said...

You HAVE been busy BJ. Love the crisp, fresh white of the cabinets...so clean looking. Your canister set is so cute (and so you) and I love the magazine rack. All of it looks so sweet on your cabinet! Great job!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Vonlipi said...

That is a cute canister set! Thanks for sharing :)

Stacey said...

BJ, that looks fantastic! I love the doors on the cabinets and the way you have everything decorated.

Loving the song too...sing with me how great is our God...and all will see how great..

sissie said...

Hello BJ!
Hope your day is going well. I just love coming over here to visit you and see what you are up to. You never dissapoint.
I love the canisters and the way you have displayed them along with the wooden container is all so sweet. Your home is so gorgeous.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great canisters! Love how you have everything displayed.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh I have seen those canisters several times at the thrift stores around me. Now that I've seen yours I'm going to pick them up and paint them. I LOVE them. They would be perfect in my red, black and white kitchen too.

Could you please let me know what photo editor you used to get the blurry effect around your photos. I've been looking for one and can't find it. I had it on my old computer but forgot which one it was.

Thanks.
Joanne

Jeanette said...

That white looks so bright and fresh! It all looks so nice together!

Bea said...

Amazing what a little paint can do, huh? Love your red canisters.

Cottage Rose said...

Hi BJ; What a pretty canister set, love the red color and the glass knobs are just perfect with them.. the magazine wrack is great also... your cabinet color sounds really pretty,, can't wait to see them...

Hugs;
Alaura

Coloradolady said...

I want you to know, I have seen these time and time again...and have passed them up each and every time!!! Now....I can almost guarantee it will be who knows how long before I see them again!! I adore these, they are wonderful!! Such a great idea...THANK YOU for sharing this today...now I am on a mission!!! Happy VTT!

Amanda said...

I like your idea for using little glass knobs for the canisters! And your cabinet looks fresh and pretty--especially how you have it arranged.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I adore your vintage canister set in your darling built in. And the little magazne holder is just precious..love the color of it. You truly have some wonderful things, I always enjoy coming by and seeing them.. hugs ~lynne~

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello dear BJ,

Oh my, I am loving this canister set. Everything looks so clean and fresh. amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do. Oh, congrats on your diet. I need to go on one too!

Debbie

Lillie Mae Acres said...

It looks great. I love your magazine rack and canister set. I know what you mean about a spray to keep everything fresh and clean.

Brenda Eason said...

I just took a set like this to Salvation Army...man im mad now. I wonder if they sold it yet lol. My brain just didn't think of doing what you did. I love it all!

marian said...

aren't you cleva!!..they are FABULOUS and display beautifully..nice post!

Barbara Jean said...

BJ
Love your canister set, and the green little shelf.

Thanks for all your visits to my place.

Blessings
barbara jean

Tardevil said...

I bet you don't spoil those grandkids - AT ALL! LOL! Like your thrift finds. Candy jars look better when filled! :O) However, I would want/need for them to be EMPTY!

...... Kristina ...... said...

Hi Sweet BJ,
It looks so fresh and sparkly clean you did a super job,i can only imagine how long it must have taken you to finish and all the hard work a picture doesn't show.
Sugar free candy too! how much are you wanting to lose?
Love and Kisses Kristina XxX

Theresa said...

I just bought some brand spanking new paint brushes yesterday. Got the painting bug too:) Love your freshly painted cabinets and LOVE the canisters! You have the cutest cuties honey! Have a blessed day!

Justine said...

Ooh, that looks so pretty! The best part (aside from the red) is the glass knobs! Those are awesome and made those TOTALLY your own!

Justine :o )

Tara said...

Gosh, BJ, doesn't this look great! Always great things going on here!

marmielu said...

I love what you did with that canister set! I love the red - I have noticed I love red more now that I am "vintage" too. I like that magazine rack, too. Thanks for sharing.
Mary Lou

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Isn't it amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do? I'm wanting to put a fresh coat on all the walls and woodwork before spring. We've been here almost 7 years and I've bumped my white woodwork with the vaccum way too many times!

Love the canister set...it would be dangerous full of candy.

Sue

Diana said...

Looks great!! Love the red.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I remember those canisters, from long ago, BJ! Pretty makeover! I think there were bread boxes and towel holders to go with them.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I was thinking the other day that I needed that freshly painted feeling. It makes everything clean and 'new'!
I have a canister with granola bars for munchin. It works for me.

Miri said...

Your kitchen looks wonderful! I love the red painted canisters and the magazine holder!

Kathleen Grace said...

I just love how a coat of paint makes everything fresh and pretty! Your breakfast room looks great, and all ready for spring decorating:>)

Marina said...

what a fabulous job, you did!
It looks great!

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OMG Say IT!!! said...

What a cheery spot.. I love the crisp white on the cabinets. I have canisters kind of like yours but they are hidden away cause they are outdated and ugly.. I might try to jazz them up like yours and find a place for them.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

BJ, wow.. this is very refreshing! red colour really stands out! job well done! happy VTT

GardenofDaisies said...

The canisters look so cute painted!

KK said...

I likie! You did a fabulous job re-doing the canisters. Everything looks so pretty together! Lovin the cabinets.

Crystal said...

What a great idea with the glass knobs on the canister set. I too, had a set and gave them to Goodwill. Now, I may have to go find a set :)

Have a great weekend.

Sandra said...

Great canisters and the room is beautiful!