I've had the same kitchen canister set since college and they've been looking pretty sad and boring for awhile. I've thought about purchasing new ones, but didn't see the justification in that since these were still completely functional. I've seen some pretty great ideas for quick canister makeovers on Pinterest and decided it was time to take on the project myself!
Here's a "before" picture of the canisters:
It really was a quick and easy project! All I needed to purchase was new knobs for the tops, I had everything else I would need on hand in my craft supply arsenal.
Acrylic Paint in desired color
Ribbon in desired patterns/color
1.) Paint your canisters with your selected acrylic paint color (could use spray paint as well but I'm an acrylic paint kinda gal) and let it dry. I selected a beautiful ice blue color. In total, it took 2 coats of paint on each canister.
2.) Once the paint has fully dried, it's time to apply the ribbon detail! Simply apply the ribbon to the desired location with Mod Podge (of course, duh!) and let it dry fully. I actually just used Mod Podge all over the entire canister to seal the paint so that it wouldn't chip, I'd recommend you do the same.
3.) The last step is simply switching out the existing (ugly and sad) knob hardware with the new updated ones.
And that is IT! Now, they're all updated and look so much happier in the kitchen now!