I’ve been looking around for some canisters to store things like flour and sugar. You know, you need a good wide mouth on those suckers. I’ve found several I like, some more expensive than others.


I’ve been saving coffee canisters in case there’s a Soviet invasion and we run out of empty containers. We get the cheap stuff. Whatever’s on sale. I knew I’d use them for something and DUH! I’m going to use universal spray paint to cover those suckers to make them purdy. I have some hammered-look spray paint I got for something, so I’m going to try that. Maybe fiddle with a label since they won’t be see-through. And, YES, before you ask, I know not to paint the inside.

I’ll let you know how it turns out. I know you’re quivering with anticipation.


8 Comments Add yours

  1. i use those restaurant-sized glass pickle jars, but i broke one once. coffee canisters are sounding smart to me.

    1. Susan says:

      See, that’s one reason I didn’t want to go for glass. I’m what you might call accident-prone.We’ve used the big five gallon pickle buckets for all sorts of stuff. In fact, the reason I’m using this particular color on the canisters is because I spray painted some pickle buckets to use as planters. The Power of The Pickle.

  2. twindaddy says:

    I figured you’d figure I’d be anticipating the results, but how did you know I was quivering?

    1. Susan says:


  3. Gita says:

    At least you didn’t buy one of those “Mammy” jar sets for flour and corn meal. I went to a housewarming one time (Blount County, Ala.) and “the gals” just thought those were a hoot (makes the finger-in-throat sound).

  4. My mom has stored sugar/flour in coffee canisters for 30 yrs.

    1. Susan says:

      I have no clue why this didn’t dawn on me sooner. The ones I wanted are about $30 each, and that seemed ridiculous to hold something that’s a buck a pound.

Just spit it out, already!

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