Yes this picture alone made me look at my hunter green canister set I got for $3.00 at a yard sale in total disgust. How to make your very own. There's technically two different ways..I just chose the more complex one it seems.
First option which I didn't find out until today is there is vinyl decals for sale. The cheapest I found starting at $5.00 for # 1-3. But what about the canister sets with 4.
Second option which I did is this:
Here is my current canister set as it originally was.
The first thing I did was sand everything down with some fine grit sandpaper. You can buy it at your local hardware store for $2.00 or less. I did even run the sand paper across the ceramic canister a few times.
Next I spray painted the ceramic canister with an Ivory spray paint. If you're unsure if the paint you use is ok to come in contact with food don't spray the inside. I also spray painted the knobs on top of the covers white. I always use Krylon spray paint, I've yet to find a more suitable one.
For the canister lids I took some Minwax wood stain in the color Dark Walnut and applied it. If you're unsure how to use wood stain this brand has a full description on how apply it.
Finally comes the numbers! Now instead of actually going out and buying stencils I printed numbers on computer paper, cut them out and placed them on the canisters. I used a cheap brand of spray paint in the color black. My first attempt was a fail, and I've learned my lesson on buying cheap products. I had to completely redo that canister over again.
Once your canisters fully dry which I let them sit over night. You can re assemble them and look at your work. Here's my finished project!