Transformation Thursday

I bought these glass canisters at the thrift store on Tuesday. Glass containers that I used to walk by not giving a second thought to---now make their way home with me to house lovely vintage supplies and collections.

Here they are now in my sewing room holding spools, clothes pins, metal hooks, and glass door knobs. This was a pretty fast project, but to be honest--I can't even believe that I did it right away. Seems like I have to let things sit for a long period of time before actually doing something with them. This is a record for me---next day! I feel a change coming on---it might not last--I better enjoy the moment!!

I popped off the round ball knobs and painted the lids. Then, I replaced the ball knobs with vintage spools of thread that I stained a bit to darken.

After painting, I used a rubber stamp for the image of the woman at a writing desk.

I don't own many rubber stamps, but this one is my favorite among those few I have. I clear coated the lids after everything had dried so they have a nice finish on them now.

I'm joining in on Transformation Thursday over at the Shabby Chic Cottage. So head on over and be inspired!


  1. They look great! We love pretty containers that allow you to show off textures and collections! So pretty!

  2. Ohhhh I love what you have done with them. I think the tops are perfect now! Great spool knobs! So very clever of you Jill. Also a pat on the back is due, getting right to the redo!


  3. Love what you've done with the tops! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the giveaway!!!

  4. Okay Jill - PLEASE come help me with my sewing room!!! Please Please Pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaassssssssseeeeeeeeeeee!!!
    Those are FANTASTIC!!! Stay on a roll...I'm looking your way for inspiration!!!

    Have a wonderful Thursday!!!
    ;) robelyn

  5. So lovely! I love the tops - what a great idea to stamp on top of the paint and the spool for knobs is simply wonderful.


  6. I bet I won't pass up a set of those suckers the nect time I see some sitting either!! Great makeover! Hugs, Janna

  7. Love the way the lids turned out! May have to borrow that idea! I heard you and Cammie met at an auction. I haven't had time to catch up and hear what she bought from you. Hope to get up to see you sometime. My schedule is pretty booked these days, unfortunately.
    Laurie :0

  8. Hi Jill! Thanks for your nice comment on our thread spool project. I love those jars -- especially filled with all your great little stuff. Come see me again. xo

  9. Oooohhhh, lala, I see you put some of those spools to work and love the lids on the jars! I also love the little wooden spools of thread you used as the knobs on the top. You are amazing! love the project!

  10. Love it, love it, love it! This is so adorable - I can't wait to copy cat!

  11. love them. please make arrangements to come over to my home and organize. this weekend. please.

    i love them! the lids are sawheet!

  12. LOVE your canisters! Such great ideas for collections. I will hae to keep my eye open for pretties like those!


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