Sometimes I just CANNOT believe the stuff people throw away....all you other thrifters -- I'm SURE know what I mean. Even if whatever it is looks like complete garbage, I know it can be fixed up -- so of course I can't understand why someone would get rid of such a "treasure"! I'm hoping there are other people like me out there who get that item all fixed up and beautified, and want to bring it back to whoever got rid of it and show them. As if that is showing people I'm not in fact crazy and there was a "treasure" in there!
But what I can't believe at all is the perfectly good things people get rid of -- take this Williams Sonoma canister pair I found last week:
Seriously -- Williams Sonoma. The big one was $3.80 and the smaller one was $5.80 -- yes you read that right the smaller one was MORE than the bigger canister -- whatever, TOTALLY worth those prices. The small one still had the original price tag on it and it was $18.00. And in my opinion, these were pratically brand new...there was absolutely NOTHING wrong with them except they were covered in dust. (Probably no dustier than the rest of my house).
All by themselves they are just fine.....although I wanted something a little more colorful. Not that I don't love simple, white decor -- I just felt like these needed a little something. I originally wanted to do vinyl on the front for whatever I used them for; but I can never make up my mind on things, so I knew I'd change what I put in these canisters several times. Vinyl just doesn't always work for a mind-changer like me. :) So I decided to go for some chalkboard paint instead.
I loved it ... but it still wasn't very colorful. It needed some fun hue added to it. It was calling out for some beautiful accessory to be added.....and so I did:
I took two strands of beads I put together and braided them together with green ribbon. Then all I had to do was tie them around my canisters.
Each canister bead braid is different but has the same type of beads and color scheme.
And I should be honest with you...there aren't actually cookies in my bigger canister....yet. I wish there were though! I better erase that before my hubby opens it up to find an empty canister.
I do use my other canister for coffee -- so I get to use it every day. And I LOVE it! :) It makes me smile just seeing it -- what a way to start the morning.
So my grand total for the whole project is $22.10
$9.60 for the canisters
$12.50 for the beads
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