Ballard Designs Knock Off, revamped

You old timers may remember this post, where I knocked off a Ballard Designs detergent tin for about 1/6 the price.

That tin was a *little* blah, if I’m being honest…especially since my counter tops and walls are pretty much the same shade of boring.

I busted out the glossy red spray paint and look at it now:


I painted right over the top of the existing vinyl lettering. Then before I peeled it off I scored the edges with an Exacto knife and then pried up the corner with the point of a safety pin and peeled.


I love it and wish I’d done it ages ago!

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  1. Birdie3008 says:

    Very cute – love the red.

  2. Cheryl @ a pretty cool life. says:

    I'm a sucker for anything red. Love it.

  3. ooh I love it!! I might steal your idea, I've been looking for a detergent tin!! Never thought to look at the army surplus!!

  4. the thrifty ba says:

    love the red!

  5. You are two away from 1800!!! We must celebrate! 1800 jellybeans? cookies?

  6. So cool. I like the pussy willows in the vase ( I think that is what they are).

  7. Joni Walton says:

    The red looks awesome! And, I love the shutters…it all looks so fresh! And, I had a great time catching up on your blog. Picturing you on crutches with little Macy…you forgot to add that you were also in a new RS Presidency and the Pres did not have a clue what we were supposed to be doing! You are such a good person and mother. Good luck with all that you are trying to accomplish!

  8. Giving you the Versatile blogger award! Check it out w/ the rules.

  9. Love it! Will you make me one?

  10. I love the glossy red what a great choice.

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  11. Nicole @ BugaBoos says:

    I LOVE the glossy red, it looks Awesome!! It's amazing what you can do with a can of spray paint :)

    Thanks for stopping over to visit me :)

  12. So, so, so CUTE! Love the plate too!

  13. Unlimited LLC says: has a few pieces like that.

  14. katskraps4kids says:

    ooh! the red is AWESOME-ness! It really pops!

    & You just crack me up- I love your blog!!!!

    …"shade of boring" HAHAHAHAAHHA! I just had to laugh at that one!

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