wood grain tins

My thing with woodgrain shelf paper started with a tin of dishwashing detergent. The tin lived under my kitchen sink and was perfect to hold those little detergent pods but it had branding tie-in cartoon pictures on it and I just didn’t want to look at it anymore. I took a tip from Todd Oldham’s book Handmade Modern and covered it in woodgrain shelf paper. Since then I’ve found this a quick and easy solution to transform a few useful but unattractive items in my house. I’ve used it to repurpose gum and mint tins that hold office supplies, to label the contents of some reused oatmeal canisters, and to cover a wooden bin that was on sale but had some unfortunate flowers painted on the front.


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