I wanted to give this old canister a more grown-up look.
I have had this for as long as I can remember. And when the kids were little, it seemed like a cute way to hold pencils. But my kids are much older now and it needed a change. I would like to use this on my desk - but could never look at it all day in it's current form. So, I grabbed a can of chalkboard paint (which I had from this project) and spray painted it.
Already looking better! But I still wanted to dress it up a bit. So, I added jute around the ridge towards the top - I just hot-glued it on -
I had that leftover from a dresser redo I recently completed (which is still one of my favorite projects ever - check it out here). Then I added another band of jute around the bottom -
And here's the finished project -
Now that's a pencil holder I can use on my desk! And the whole thing was free!! Don't you love cheap and easy projects?