Creative Ways to Transform These Gold & Green Jar Lids?

Creative Ways to Transform These Gold & Green Jar Lids?

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Cambria Bold
Apr 19, 2010

Q: I've been saving these instant coffee jars for a while. They work beautifully as exposed storage on my new open shelves, and I love their angular, kinda old-fashioned shape and the slight green tint to the glass. That said, I'm not loving the green and gold plastic lids. I used to drink the gold-lidded variety, which was pretty innocuous, but now I've switched to the green, and the overall affect is a little too... I don't know... college color-y…

...There's also soon to be artwork on my wall that brings out the blue, yellow, and red colors of the vintage food canisters above the stove. I haven't managed to find any other lids that fit these jars. I'd love to spray paint the lids white or black, but I'm nervous about using spray paint chemicals on the outside of lids I use for food storage. Should I be? Would any kinds of paint be food safe and sturdy enough to stand up to regular use? I've also considered tying circles of fabric over the tops of the lids, but that seems too "granny chic" for me. Any clever ideas about how I can cover these lids so that I'll never get tempted to run out and buy a bunch of IKEA storage jars?

Thanks so much!

P.S. About the instant coffee... don't judge. Here in Israel, pretty much everyone drinks instant, and this brand (Jacobs) is actually really delicious. Plus, the jars are awesome.

Sent by Maya

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