Kitchen Canister Fixed Up

September 8th, 2014 in member junk     
monicalynn117 monicalynn117, member
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Found this awesome vintage kitchen canister at a flea market at the Indiana State Fairgrounds 
VERY rusty
Left side is after rust removal, right side is before rust removal :)

I found this great piece at a flea market at my local fairgrounds. I got it for $15. The top drawers were not closing evenly and I descovered there was a big (empty) mud wasp nest behind it! So I started by cleaning that out.

After soaking in rust remover, it didn't look any different. I read lots and lots of tips on removing rust. The "scrubbing with a foil ball" method was very successful on the fronts of the drawers but I think the body of the canister was too far gone. I decided to paint it with white appliance epoxy so it would have a durable finish. I love how it turned out :)


posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, container, organizer, retro, 50s

Comments (4)

CottageElements writes: What a great piece! Looks amazing!

Lani Posted: 8:21 am on October 1st
PlentyPlace writes: Wow, that cleaned up so well! Posted: 12:55 pm on September 22nd
outofcontext writes: Great job bringing that set back to life!
Posted: 8:46 am on September 22nd
gadgetsponge writes: Fantastic piece! I've been a big fan of the foil ball rust remover method too! Posted: 11:28 am on September 11th
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