Way back in December I found myself coveting this pepper mill from Anthropologie. It's just so cheerful.
I remembered that when I saw these guys in a thrift store for $2. They aren't quite as statuesque as the original, but they cleaned up nice.
The trickiest part was figuring out how to tape off the various parts I didn't want painted. I ended up putting pins inside the salt shaker, shoving cotton in there to keep them close to the surface and then taping off the opening, so as to keep any paint from getting inside.
Primer + teal spray paint (I used the Painter's Touch brand in Jade) and I have a sweet new set.