We have a small kitchen and there’s not much about it that functions well. Since I got my new stand mixer, I’ve been baking all our bread and using pantry staples like flour, oats, sugar and such quite often. I had all those items in a lower corner cabinet and they were really awkward to access. Instead I wanted to have those items out for easy access and I wanted nice, large canisters I could fit my 1 cup measure into easily.
I was on a mission.
Over a few weeks I picked up glass canisters wherever I could find them. I now have a nice mix of plain glass, frosted glass and some with stainless steel lids. I wanted them to have a cohesive look without all being the same. I decided painting labels on them was the answer and I’m so happy with how they turned out.
This was pretty easy. I found a stencil set and paint, both by Martha Stewart, that would do the job and so I didn’t have to reinvent the wheel. The stencils were self adhesive so I just picked out my words and stuck them on the glass. I didn’t measure or anything – I just eyeballed and I think the result looks homey and a bit vintage which I really like.
I found little foam toppers for the paint which made it really mess free and I managed to do about 8 glass canisters over the course of the day. I painted while the kids were eating lunch and again while the baby napped and it didn’t take much time at all. It was just like using a bingo dabber! If something didn’t come out how I liked it the paint just wiped off easily with a damp paper towel.
I kept some of the words on the small canisters sort of generic so I could put anything inside of them…I have one that says ‘YUM!’ and one that says ‘Nuts!’ and I left a few blank – I might customize them later if I so desire. I’m quite pleased with how it looks and I have another post in mind that shows my over all solution so stay tuned for that coming up.
If you want to do this project you’ll need:
- A Selection of Glass canisters
- A High Gloss Paint made for Glass
- Self Adhesive stencils
- A foam dabber or stencil brush