Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Kibble Container with Mason Jar Scoop

Ever since Quinn came into our lives two months ago, I've been scouring HomeGoods for a rustic dog food container with no luck. Is it just me or do they only make dog products in either bone or paw print patterns?  I finally came across a huge glass apothecary jar at A.C. Moore and with a 40% off coupon, I decided to give it a chance.

The only problem was that a plain cookie jar was not exactly what I had in mind. I really wanted something with more character so I grabbed my Krylon Looking Glass spray paint and went crazy. You can see my Mercury Glass Tutorial here.

After that part of the project was finished, I spelled out "KIBBLE" with distressed rub-on letters. Since rubons usually only contain one version of each letter, having two cloned Bs next to each other looked a bit silly.

To eliminate this, I went in and scratched away random spots on each of the Bs. They went from identical twins to close cousins and I'm completely on board with that. 

I absolutely love how it turned out. The mason jar is no prop either, it's the new measuring scoop! Ingenious, I know. I left the metal rim on so I wouldn't have to worry about the glass chipping if I accidentally smacked the jar against the wall of the container. 

After all was said and done, I realized that the container was too big for the counter but sat too low for the floor. I remembered a great wooden plant stand that I found on clearance at Jo-Ann Fabrics and I knew it was exactly what I needed. To marry the two pieces together in one style, I stained the stand with Behr Premium in Slate. Doesn't it look like the most perfect weathered wood ever?!

I'm really loving this project, but what do YOU think? It's a simple way to make ugly clutter transform into fabulous decor and who doesn't love that?

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  1. What a great idea! I love it. The name on the jar is too cute. I had to get creative with my cat food, because he kept opening the bags. Woke up one morning and my cat and dog both a huge feast in my kitchen floor!!! LOL

    Your newest follower from Nifty Thrifty. :)

    1. That's happened to us too many times! What's funny is that we found that our sweet little cat is generally the culprit. Glad you like this and that you are Following!!


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