Friday, July 24, 2015

Film Canister Storage Boxes

I'm sure that most of you know by now just how much I love little storage containers.  Industrial style metal drawers, boxes, cubbies, jars, bins, and baskets.  I love them all, especially when they have so much vintage charm. 

Decorated film canisters
My original plan was to put a chalkboard label on the side of each canister so I could identify the contents.  I just wanted to fill them, stack them, then be done with them.


vintage movie film canisters
  Just $1.00 each at the Alameda Antique Faire.  

repurposed decorated metal film canisters
They were just too sad and plain looking, so I decided to pretty them up with hardware and rhinestones.  I drilled a hole in the lid and attached the pink knob with a bolt and nut. All the other parts were glued on with E6000.  That's an old painted doorknob escutcheon hole cover under the bling.

jeweled film canisters trash to treasure
The blue painted knob and pink earring are glued on, and the faucet handle is bolted from the inside.

vintage movie film canisters thimble collection
My thimbles finally made their way out of a zip lock bag.

vintage film canisters repurposed treasures
A perfect size for storing tiny pieces of vintage lace.

collection of decorated vintage movie film canisters
Even if I forget all about what's stored inside each one, at least I'll enjoy looking at them.  Maybe I should still add those chalkboard labels.

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44 comments:

  1. Wreally really fun idea! I don't find cool bling very often!

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  2. These are just adorable! You come up with the best ideas.
    Brenda

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  3. These are precious! I'm copying, sharing and pinning.

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  4. These are brilliant! I've been trying to talk myself into storing my treasures in clear plastic IKEA boxes so that I'll always know what is in them, but that would be an insult, wouldn't it? These are perfect and come with the romance of old movie houses and Greta Garbo.
    Amalia
    xo

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  5. Those are really cool and I love how pretty you made them!

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  6. Betsy,
    These are really sweet. Very creative and pretty. Every little movie tin needs a little bling!
    Happy week end.
    Kris

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  7. These are just awesome little bins! Love the bling addition! Lovin' your thimble collection too!

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  8. Oh, I just love these!!!! I have a couple of them, but never had the vision to transform them the way you have. I am so going to pretty mine up - thanks for being so creative & for sharing.

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  9. Betsy, these are so cute! Love the industrial look with the BLING on the lid. Perfect for little treasures! You've done it again!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  10. You know I have a love affair with little containers so I absolutely adore these!! I would love to look through that collection of lace tinys.

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  11. $1 each! SCORE!!!! And you dressed them up so beautifully. You are a genius and a wonderful artist.

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  12. Really nice! I like your timbles too! What a score at $1

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  13. These are adorable, Betsy! So sweet with the thimbles and lace inside, too! I love the blue one :)

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  14. When I first saw your title I thought you meant the small plastic film canisters. Couldn't really see how those could be blinged up. These are SO much better! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Transformation! I think the handles do so much to change them into decor. What a deal you got, too!

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  16. Love them, especially the pink and aqua knob ones! So creative.

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  17. These are so sweet...love them!!
    ~Cindy

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  18. Oh this was a fun post for me, Betsy! I love how you dolled up these canisters!

    When my daughter was in high school, her photography teacher was cleaning house and getting rid of tons of these...all in rusty, patina'd perfection...and asked if any of the students wanted any. No takers! My daughter, bless her heart, said 'uhhh, my mom would DIE to have these'--and she came home with about 30 or 40 of them!!! I've transformed a couple, but now I am newly inspired! I just love them, even plain. But the bling on yours is so adorable!

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  19. Oi amiga,bonito por dentro e por fora,adorei os dedais.Boa semana Beijo.

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  20. You're too funny, Betsy! First of all, what a great use for them. Second of all, I'm the same as you, I put things in nice organized containers but if the container is not see-through I forget what I put in them! But you're right - it will be nice just looking at them!
    xoKathleen

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  21. These are lovely! As they're all different that may help you remember what's in each. Now that is if you don't start swapping the lids, LOL.

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  22. Betsy, these turned out just darling! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  23. These are so lovely Betsy! $1 a canister is a fabulous deal. I would have scooped them up too. Love what you did with them.

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  24. Oh Betsy...They are adorable, i have so many small things, what perfect storage boxes!

    Carol

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  25. So pretty and such a creative way to reuse the canisters.

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  26. So pretty and such a creative way to reuse the canisters.

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  27. I absolutely love these, and I also love how you are using them!

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  28. And the Oscar goes to Betsy for best use of a film canister!!! Oh my gosh these are so cute. I'm thinking you could put little chalk labels on a bunch, stack them odd numbered, and crown them with the blingy ones. Have a lovely week ~ Mickie

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  29. Betsy, these are seriously the cutest!! I don't know how you keep coming up with such creative ideas! :)
    Susan

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  30. Wonderful transformation...went from ordinary to special!

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  31. I love the bling, and, pops of color.

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  32. Love, love, love, love, love, love, love! When I think of film canisters, I think of those big movie reels but these are a wonderful size -- just perfect. And the bling couldn't be better! Bravo -- beautiful find and wonderful results!

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  33. These are just beautiful Betsy - you come up with the most amazing ideas and beautifully salvaged items - and I adore the bling !

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  34. You had gotten a great deal for 1 $ each, Betsy. They are all so beautiful after you put your magic on them. The handles and embellishments are just perfect. What a lovely way to store all those little bits and pieces.

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  35. so gorgeous!!!! Love these. Great idea!

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  36. I don't have any film canisters but I've been hoarding the cans little candles come in...perfect idea!! :oD

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  37. precious! What a good ideas for a multitude of things!

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