I have started working on projects for my booth at the December Woodstock Market. Yeah, I decided to raise my stress level again and give it another go. First up is this canister set with painted wood lids. The canisters started out with stained lids and base. I’ve apparently been really bad about taking before pictures lately, so insert imagination here.
My new favorite thing to use is Rust-oleum gray spray primer. When I paint over it with white, I can distress it just enough that the gray shows through, love that look. I used this medallion graphic from (where else?) Graphics Fairy.
Added a glaze and sprayed with a clear finish. I rediscovered Krylon Satin Finish, and it works great for these small projects. I used it years ago when I did decorative painting crafts- best part, it doesn’t yellow over time. They also sell a matte finish, but if you put on multiple coats, it can start to look milky.
TIP: Use satin finish for your first coat(s), then finish up with a coat of matte.
The “tray” doesn’t actually have a bottom- it just corrals the canisters. This makes it easier to clean underneath, if you’re so inclined.
I really thought I had taken pictures of these canisters in all their 70’s glory, but they are nowhere to be found. To reclaim some of the nostalgia, just add fireballs, bubble gum cigars, and Zotz. Remember those?