Saturday, July 31, 2010

Before & After

So last christmas, my sister and I were addicted to these chocolate covered pretzels from Godiva.. mmm.. I want some right now actually... Anyways, the tins they came in were so pretty I couldn't throw them out and have been using them to store various tools and supplies but I hate that they say Godiva on them! Today, I finally had some time to sit down and make them nicer. haha It's amazing what a little bit of shelf liner can do :D I picked up this awesome woodgrain shelf liner at the dollar store a while ago and it goes perfectly with the gold!

Okay so before and after below.. but the before picture isn't the actual one.. the tins had these big circle sticker labels on them that had really sticky adhesive that took me forever to scrub off. The photo was taken after all that scrubbing. (tip: use lots of canola oil!) This liner method would work great for tin cans or some other types of smooth tins so you can make your own pretty little storage containers or pencil holders!


a litre of sunshine said...

that's a great idea to reuse the tins! it reminds me of my "I like to collect stuff". post! lol what did you end up using them for? :)

Connie said...

I use them to store my various supplies lol.. (paint brushes, popsicle sticks, rulers, pens, handbag hardware) basically it hides all the crap that is lying on my desk! :D