DIY Kitchen Storage Containers


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Last month when I showed you guys how I revamped some old coffee containers, I mentioned that my mom had bought me some cheap, clear storage containers from Wal-Mart.  Containers she uses in her own home for sugar, flour and things of that nature.

Well, I brought them home and just wasn’t a fan of them.  I mean, there’s nothing wrong with them. They serve their purpose.  I just didn’t want to be able to see the contents of the containers.  I didn’t like that they were clear.

I decided I had to pretty them up!

First I covered the opening with plastic wrap.  It was a last minute thought.  I just figured it might be a good idea to avoid getting spray paint on the inside.


Next I sprayed the entire outside of the containers with Rust-oleum “Smokey Beige” (multiple light coats are always better than trying to do one heavy coat whenever you’re working with spray paint!).

After it dried completely, I labeled the containers with some labels I found in the scrap booking section of Wal-Mart.  Then I sealed them with a can of Krylon Cover Maxx Clear Acrylic, as per usual.

DIY Kitchen Storage Containers

They turned out great!  I love them!  One for my sugar, one for my flour.  I want to get a few more for rice & pasta now!  It’s so easy to do and they only took me a day to complete.

Do you like them?  If you do, you should definitely pin this for later!

Check out this adorable planters I made out of Folgers containers!
I organized the cabinet under my kitchen sink and LOVE it.
Do you want an easy way to save money on groceries?

11 thoughts on “DIY Kitchen Storage Containers

  • July 22 at 12:34 pm

    These look super cool!! We totally need to reorganize our kitchen and I love these labels! Pinned! 🙂

  • July 25 at 2:36 pm

    Awesome idea – I could so use this in my craft room for storage. Thanks for sharing!

  • July 25 at 2:41 pm

    I agree that seeing the contents in a container can make a pantry look more cluttered. Good idea to cover the opening and avoid getting spray paint in your food. And I wish my handwriting were as nice as yours!

  • July 26 at 2:37 pm

    I love these! You did such a great job. I do a lot of converting like this for my craft room storage and never thought about for the kitchen!


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