How to Refresh Retro Canisters: Fridays at Home

Hi there, Friends! Don't you just love to breathe new life into a thrifted find that's seen better days? For today's  post, I'll show you how I refreshed some retro canisters that I scored during my thrifting adventures...

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After I painted my Keurig, I created a small coffee nook. These retro Westbend canisters have been displayed with groupings of collectibles in the space above my kitchen cabinets for ages. You can see they were pretty scratched up and needed some love.  Here's how I refreshed them...

How to paint vintage canisters

Firtst: I cleaned them thoroughly. Next: I used copper spray paint on the canisters. Then: I removed the knobs before spraying the lids white. Last: I painted the knobs green

How to paint vintage canisters

I thought about stenciling a cup or kettle design on the finished canisters, but once I added them to my coffee nook, I'm leaning toward the plain copper. Of course, I may change my mind at some point. 😉

how to paint vintage canisters
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Until next time, stay safe and healthy! 

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  1. Love these! Stencils may take away the beauty of the copper.

    Just my opinion.

  2. Cecelia,
    Great transformation!! They came out great...Thanks so much for sharing and thanks for all your visits!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!


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