May 13, 2011

Glammed Up Vintage Jar Set? Yes please!

I have had the best girls day out shopping...
this time it was all clothes shopping and I had (maybe a little too much) fun!

I didn't get around to posting this morning because I was just way too excited to head out...
this whole being out of school thing is going to my head.
I have to constantly remind myself that I go back monday so don't get toooo used to it.

Do you ever pass things up in a thrift store and constantly think back on why you didn't just grab it?
I have that issue a lot.
But I must have passed up ten different sets of these vintage jar sets and I always really just wanted to grab them and take them home.
But I didn't really NEED them, you know?
(anyone have that story?)

But I finally couldn't do it anymore.
I had to grab them up.
I found the cutest set of three at a thrift store near my university and home it came...

Isn't she lovely?

I know, I know. she's kind of sad looking.
And they definitely weren't going to be the defining advertisement for my that had to go.
Plus she has way too much potential for being more glam :)

So I grabbed my little helper
(more like he barrelled his way in!)
and he set to work helping me paint all the wood a beautiful blue...

And they just looked a little too 'perfect' for me...
you know I can't stand leaving things alone...

Ah...that's so much better.
A little distressing does wonders.

I cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit and modpodged it on the front.
No more 'the pantry' for this girl :)

Then I decided the tops of the jars needed a little something else.
I had these cute labels hanging around so I cut slits and holes into them to fit around the knobs...
and modpodged them on too.

And here she is strutting her stuff! 

She now proudly contains all our animal necessities...
doggy bones, mice food and mice chew toys.
Perfectly sealed and contained :)

I think the labels are the perfect touch of vintage glam she needed.

And they wear the distressing well.

It now sits right on top of the fridge for easy access.
Plus I don't have to keep around any yucky bags or boxes for all the animal items.
I like this storage much much better.

I'm so glad I didn't pass her up this time around.

You know you want some glammed up jars for yourself!
Check thrift stores because I seem to find them everywhere- some with two or four jars.

You think the vintage glam suits her?
Because it makes me happy :)




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  1. you did a great job glamming those up!

  2. These are adorable! I may need to keep my eye out for a set for me!

  3. Cute! I have been looking for jars like these for a while now and never find them :( you must be the lucky one.

  4. love it..i so bad needed some new inspiration and you just gave it to me thank you !

  5. You are so right, I want some of those jars for myself! I probably would've passed right by those at the thrift shop. You did an awesome job! Now I am going to be in the hunt for them! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  6. Too precious! Y'all did a great job! Couldn't have done it without your talented helper, could you?
    I do believe there's a set at my local thrift. Can't wait to get over there tomorrow and see. Only thing, I don't have any neat-o labels to put on the top. Hmmm... wonder what else I could use?

  7. I love EVERYTHING about these... the color, damask, your adorable little helper! :) I'm so glad I found your blog! I would love for you to link up to me new Summer Lovin' Saturday Party at
    I am also a new follower! :) Have a great weekend! :)
    Homemaker in Heels

  8. This is gorgeous!! And I love that your son helped you. Love the creativity and I'm a new follower!


  9. Oh! This is waaay tooo cute! Love the colors!

  10. Your jars turned out really good!! I like them a lot!! :) Would love if you'd stop by my blog sometime :) Happy weekend to you!

  11. Really cute! I love that you found a practical purpose too.

  12. shopping is the funnest. LOVE THE JARS, SO DARN CUTE. Well done. winks-jen

  13. Fantastic - love it. Found you at The Girl Creative and looking forward to linking up.

  14. what a great color! I love your blog, their are so many wonderful ideas and projects.

    new follower!

  15. So.Much.Better! This is one of those moments when I realize that I don't always have the best vision. I never would have thought of this!

  16. I love the update they look great

  17. Hi Kelsey,
    This project is just my style! In fact, so much so, that I also snagged a similar jar set at a thrift shop last summer, that is just waiting its turn to be altered. Well, I think it's time to get it out of the closet. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration! Yours came out great. I'm a new follower :) I'd love for you to visit sometime at

  18. Hey! Super cute!! Love the paper, would match the breadbox I JUST refinished ( )

  19. DUDE. That is sooo cute, I would totally eat doggy treats out of those jars JUST because they are so cute. LOVE IT!

  20. Those came out really great! Love the colors.

  21. This looks fantastic! I love the colors you choose too! I have added you to my linky laundry list post this week. You can check it out here

  22. That looks fantastic! I love the labels on the lids, too!


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