I love taking old metal and tin containers and stenciling on them. I get my stencils at Maison de Stencils stencilstudio.vpweb.com
here is a picture of a few of the old tins I have stenciled.
This is an old german breadbox and an old lift top tin.
Stenciling is really easy. Just make sure you tape your stencil down and i use acrylic paint and dab it on to the stencil.
Stack them together and you get some nice storage in a great new look!