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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's NOT Celebrity Rehab but it is Canister Rehab

Hello Friends! Today I was gonna do WIWW post but to keep it all real, folks I did it for 5 days 2 weeks ago and not again yet. So I figure why post something that isn't me on a normal basis, I want to, but I like to sleep more. So I decided to post just my Canister Rehab. I like to keep it somewhat simple with my big pieces of decor or nessecities like canisters, and then with the accent and details add some major punches of color or impact. That way when I change my mind I can inexpensively and quickly change it up!

So I bought these glass canisters from Wal-Mart years ago, like probably 10 or so, BUT they still have them there and in different sizes now. My original plan was to glass etch the labels on them, but these came along laziness set in and they sat and sat and sat (well you get the picture), then came along Pick Your Plum (some 9 years later....), and these wonderful little gems. If you have a Cricuit or something that cuts vinyl you could do them yourself and in any color you want, but again look at the sentence above and just rinse and repeat laziness and you get it. Plus every room needs a little black, it's the jewels to the outfit, the last hairspray blitz to the hairstyle, the creme filling to an oreo (yes it always reverts back to food for me).



They really were quite easy to do, clean, cut, attach and peel the clear stuff off, yes it is supposed to come off or it looks strange after abt 4 hours and one might find themselves constantly repressing the clear cover that one thinks is supposed to stay on and get super exasperated until one's hubster comes along looks at it and says, "Babe, I think it's supposed to come off, it was just protecting the labels until you adhered it to something." Not that I would know from personal experience or anything, just saying.


I cut them into squares so I would constantly be creasing the other labels while turning and turning cutting them in ovals. Ahem, remember the warning that I gave before about the clear cover? Yeah the extra diligent part of trying to make the clear cover look totally awesome and machine cut, yea it was totally UNNECESSARY as the cover comes off and only the black part is left. The exasperation was heightened even more when I realized the most time consuming part was not needed. Again not personal experience, just trying to save your sanity. :0

Again, I'm a shampoo, rinse, repoeat gal, so do the same until all your canisters are done. This is how mine turned out. What do you think? I love how they turned out and to be honest this is one time that I'm glad I was lazy, so I can just peel off if things change.


Here's all the canisters finished up. The whole thing took me about 3 hours start to finish, of course I had to wash each canister one at a time, as they all had stuff in them. And probably about 1 hour was wasted  spent on an useless step, just cut a simple square peeps, I'm telling ya.

Here's a close up picture:


So what do y'all think? I totally lurve them. I just wish that they did have an option to custom make them, but maybe I'll try my Momma's super Cricuit soon ok truthfully maybe in a few months, or next year.....

Have y'all done any rehabs? The rehab was under $10 since I  already had the canisters!, seriously! You must check out www.Pickyourplum.com I was hoping that they would pick me as one of their affiliates to have y'all go through my link on my blog. It's been a while and I've not heard from them and it's been a while, so I don't think I was picked.  But I love y'all like a kitty loves fish (and yes I'm talking from personal experience from my cat Mags) so I definitely wanted to tell y'all about them. If you were to start from scratch the canisters are about $5 each, and the sheet of the labels were $7.95 plus $2.95 shipping but I split that with my neice since she bought a sheet also.

Hope y'all enjoyed reading and seeing this as much as I enjoyed doing it (sans the clear cover) and looking at them!




4 comments:

Lindsey Cazac

These are perfect!! I love them. I'm stopping by via the blog hop. So nice to meet you. I'm a new follower :)

Lindsey
outofalabaster.blogspot.com

Erin

So cute! Oh and we bought a kitchen cabinet kit that was the wrong color for someone, normally it is $175 and it was on clearance for $25! I will probably review it on my own after we do it. But I can't guarantee that will be anytime soon. :)

Kelly Rowe

Thank you so much for linking up to the blog hop! Wishing you all the best in your bloggy endeavors. Cheers!

Kelly
www.livelaughrowe.com

mommy2maddiealex

Love the canisters! I need many for my cupboards!!! (not blessed with a pantry *sigh*) Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I'm new to the world of blogs so bare with me ha ha!!

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