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DIY Copper Canisters
This season I have been falling for the copper trend and wanted to include some copper canisters into my kitchen decor. However, I didn’t want to spend the money on a new set of canisters for just one season. Then, I remembered I still had my old stainless steel canisters from a few years ago. A little spray paint and I’d have the copper canisters I wanted. Of course, these are decorative only and not food safe.
- old canisters (from garage sales, craigslist, etc)
- blue painters tape, if needed
- copper spray paint, I used Krylon Metallic
Step 1. Clean old canisters and let dry. Don’t worry about the insides, unless yours are in good condition. Most canisters I’ve seen at garage sales, etc are rusted and dirty so I would never use them for food, only for decoration.
Step 2. Use painters tape to cover glass tops, open labels or knobs that you don’t want to be copper. The lids on my canisters were glass, so I used the tape to cover the glass before I started spray painting.
Step 3. Give canisters a light coat of spray paint and let dry. Repeat for a second coat. I found that the Krylon brand has the most authentic copper color and is not too orange or brown. The metallic sheen also gives a more real copper appearance.
Then, decorate your heart out! I used my copper canisters on our DIY open kitchen shelving with some other fall decor items, mixing in copper mugs and candles.
I always like to bring in natural elements into my decor, like the antlers. And since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, a few white pumpkins are so festive.
This was a quick and simple update to some old canisters that I can now use for years to come for my fall and Thanksgiving decor. The copper spray paint is great for any item in your home, especially if you’ve been falling for the copper trend recently!