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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Upcycling: cookie tin to coffee bin

I’ve been saving this cookie tin for the longest time. 

Originally it was filled with Swedish Gingersnaps and the design on the tin is so pretty. 

The only problem was the nutrition information that was printed on the back of the tin. The only way to cover it without it looking out of place was to use the area as a label.

I went with the oh-so-popular chalkboard paint label. I’ve learned from experience that using chalkboard paint on metal can be problematic. Press too hard with the chalk and you scratch the paint off. As an option you can buy chalkboard vinyl but I decided to make my own.

All you need is a label or contact paper. Cut out your label shape and paint it with several coats of chalkboard paint. Every other coat you’ll want to paint in the opposite direction – up and down then across – until you have a nice coat of paint with no streaks.

The tin needed a little handle and I found this old drawer handle that I glued on. A knob would have looked cute too. In fact, I had a hard time deciding – knob or handle, knob or handle…

I’ll store coffee beans in a plastic bag inside the tine since it will be difficult to completely wash the tin with the chalkboard label.

Time to grind some beans and enjoy a cup of coffee.

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