Hello everybody! I have a fun little project to show you today. I was rooting around at the back of the store the other day, looking for something that I could upcycle and I found this guy…
And I thought, that is way to cool to leave like that. So I grabbed a can of Chalk spray paint. Seriously, I love that stuff!
Like I always say guys — nice light, and even coats! It’s better to do three light coats then to have one heavy coat full of drips 😉
After my three coats were dry, I sanded the protruding designs that were on the glass. Do you like my manicure? LOL There is not point to me painting my nails. I don’t know why I even bother
I love how sanding the protruding parts of the glass give this piece such great definition.
I still thought that this canister needed a little something else. I had this contact cement out cause we were also making our tire planter. As soon as I saw it, I knew what I wanted to do.
I brushes the contact cement on the middle of the canister.
And from here, all I did was start wrapping the twine around. Super easy!
I had to apply more contact cement as I worked because it was like a ZILLION degrees out and my contact cement was drying faster than I could get the twine on! When I look at contact cement I get the strongest urge to have apples dipped in caramel sauce. Doesn’t it look like caramel sauce? lol … yummy.
For the lid, I decided I wanted something that looked almost like tin. The lid that was on the canister was just plastic. First I spray painted white, cause I originally thought that I wanted it to match, but I didn’t like that. I grabbed some black spray paint and a metallic silver spray paint. I spray painted the black first, and then the sliver. While the silver was still a little tacky, I took some sandpaper and just roughed it a little bit. This gave a more realistic look.
So, what do you think? Let me know!
As always, I love to hear your comments and opinions! Don’t be shy!
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Hope you come back soon because I have a really cool project that I am working on right now and I can’t wait to share it with you!
Yvonne Houle says
So cool. Looks so easy. Have to try this.
Thanks Yvonne! 🙂 If you try it, let me know how it works out!
Sharon Buel says
OMG I love it and I have something similar to your canister, it was just to cool to toss in the recycle bin, Spray paint here I come
Glad you saw this Sharon! Let me know how yours turns out! Spray paint is the best!!