Before and After: A Pair Of Thrift Store Canisters Get A Makeover

Before and After: A Couple Of Thrifty Finds Get A New Look

Hi All,

Who doesn’t love a good before and after story? Today I would like to share one with you. It’s no secret that I love hunting through thrift shops, looking for tired, dated items that can be brought back to life. I found this pair of vintage wooden kitchen canisters at one of my favorite haunts a few months back. They were out dated and had no personality but I knew with a little creativity they could be “kitchen ready” in no time.

Vintage Thrift Store Canisters

The first canister got a couple of coats of aqua blue paint and some distressing. I added some pink gingham paper and a vintage inspired rose seed packet image to the front, really giving it a Shabby Chic inspired look.

Aqua Blue Shabby Chic Kitchen Canister

The nice part about these canisters are the fact that they feature a pull out plastic insert for freshness. You can put cookies, sugar packets, tea bags or even Fido’s treats in them. I am really happy with how this Shabby to Chic Rose Inspired Kitchen Canister turned out and can see it sitting in a pretty, cottage style kitchen. So sweet!

Shabby Chic Vintage Rose Canister

I wanted to do something a little different with the other canister so I decided to give it a French Country look. I painted it Antique White and distressed it (of course). I added a French inspired label to the front and Voila! This upcycled French Country Canister is worthy of any Frenchy kitchen.

Upcycled Country French Kitchen Canister

Before and After:

I think these old, worn out canisters turned out pretty snazzy. They may have ended up hidden away in a back corner of a cabinet in their “before” state but now they can be proudly displayed right out on the counter of any vintage, shabby chic style kitchen. Don’t you think?

Before and After Thrift Store Canister Makeover

Thrift stores, yard sales and flea markets are chock full of forgotten pieces that are just waiting for someone to pick up, take home and breath new life into. It’s amazing what a little paint and creativity can do. Happy treasure hunting!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

~Lisa

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How To Make A Beach Inspired Bottle Lamp

Learn How To Make A Beach Inspired Bottle Lamp For Your Seaside Cottage

Hello My Dear Blogland Friends,

Last week I featured this cute lamp I created for a staging client in my post Staging A Beach Inspired Bedroom On A Budget. Today I thought it would be fun to teach those of you crafty individuals how to make a beach inspired bottle lamp that you can call your own.

A Beachy Bottle Lamp

To create this bottle lamp you will need a few things before you begin.

How To Make a Bottle Lamp

To get started on your Bottle Lamp you will need:

  • A Glass Bottle
  • A Bottle Lamp Kit
  • A Self Adhesive Lampshade
  • 1 to 1-1/2 yards of Fabric
  • Jute String
  • Sand and a few small Seashells (optional)
  • A Starfish (optional)
  • Glue

Most of these items can be found at your local craft store. Your local hardware store should carry the lamp kit if you can’t find it in the craft shop.

Begin by adding some dry sand to the bottom of the bottle and toss in a few seashells.

Follow the directions for wiring the lamp socket that comes with the kit. Please be sure to connect the correct wires on the right terminals. The ribbed cord always goes to the silver terminal and the smooth wire always goes to the brass terminal.

How To Make A Bottle Lamp

Finish assembling the socket and place it into the top of the bottle. There will be a rubber stopper in the kit to hold it in place.

Cover The Lampshade:

I purchased a lampshade that comes with an adhesive coating, ready to be covered with fabric. All you have to do is remove the paper template that covers the adhesive layer, lay it onto the back side of the fabric and cut it to size.

How To Make A Beachy Bottle Lamp

Lay your fabric over the shade and smooth out any wrinkles. To cover up the raw edges I glued jute string to the edges of the shade, holding it in place with clothespins until dry.

How To Make A Bottle Lamp

Too cute!

A Beachy Lampshade

I wrapped the neck of the bottle with a thinner jute string and hung a starfish from it for added interest. You can secure the string with white glue or hot glue.

How To Make A Beachy Bottle Lamp

I love how this beach inspired bottle lamp turned out. It is perfect for a beach style room and the colors totally work!

How To Make A Beach Inspired Bottle Lamp

Now you know how to make a beach inspired bottle lamp! If the beach thing really isn’t your style you can use any type of fabric or bottle to match your decor. I created this lamp a few months ago out of a vintage soda bottle. I decoupaged vintage recipes and images from an old cook book to the shade.

Upcycled Vintage Bottle Lamp

t sits in my kitchen now on my rescued Hoosier table. Love it!

Vintage Hoosier Table

I have a couple of other pretty cobalt blue bottles waiting to become lamps as when I finally get around to it. One of them is an antique seltzer bottle I picked up on a little shop in NY. I plan on putting it in my dining room and the other bottle is a used Vodka bottle. I loved the color and just had to snag it! Once it has gotten it’s makeover I am sure it will end up in my online shop.

cobalt blue bottles

Thanks so much for stopping by today. That’s all folks!

~Lisa

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