Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Milk Can Makeover

From drab to fab!
   One person's trash, another person's treasure!
That, my friends, is what this blog post is all about!

See this pretty blue milk can?
Well, all it needed was a little TLC ... and to think someone tossed this out into the trash!

 This is what it looked like when James found it sitting alongside the road, waiting on the trash truck.
I was so excited that he brought this home!
There was always a black milk can sitting on our porch when I was growing up,
so having one of my own now just feels right.

The previous owner had added some country touches by gluing wallpaper border along the edges.
I'm pretty sure that was at least 20+ years ago though.
And it looks like there was lettering of some sort, but I couldn't figure out what it said.

All I did was peel off the paper, which came off like a charm, & lightly sanded the whole thing.
Like 5 minutes or less of sanding.
I was ok with more of a rustic finish.

 And just look at how pretty is turned out!!
I am in love <3

 I chose the blue {aqua} just cause it was fun ...
and I wanted something a little out of the box ...
out of MY box, that is.

 So, I've been having fun with my little blue milk can.
I've been moving it around ...
putting my pail of geraniums on it ...
and then taking it back off.
Ya know, just trying to decide what looks best.

 I ended up moving the pail of geraniums back down into the flower garden ...
and now the milk can is sitting on the opposite side of the porch.

Next spring, I may get a wild hair to paint it another color ...
or put a 'P' on the front of it, who knows.
The possibilities are endless.
It's the perfect porch accessory any which way.

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Friday      Rooted in Thyme  The Thrifty Groove   Farm Blog Hop  Missional Women  Best of the Nest
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Sunday    Nifty Thrifty Things  Sew Many Ways


  1. Great makeover! Love the color!!
    Thanks so much for visiting!!


  2. I love the color! Great makeover. And I love those pillows. :)

  3. Oh...I love this makeover...great color!! I would love to have you share it at my Show and Share Party.


    1. Hi Linda =) Thank you! It's added lots of fun to our porch!

  4. It looks so pretty, Angela. I LOVE the blue. What a great addition to your porch!


  5. You painted your fabulous find my favorite color!! I just love aqua and red and it looks great all together in your pictures. I found a white one and wanted it more distressed looking. I left it out in our Northeast winter and that did the trick! It is on my front porch now too.

    1. Red and Aqua is such a fun combo!! And good idea about letting nature do its thing in regards to distressing! I'm looking forward to seeing how the milk can links with my fall decor.

  6. Linda decoración del corredor. Me fascinan los pajaritos. Saludos desde Costa Rica.

  7. Love the blue milk jug! What a bright, cheery pop of color with the pretty pillow! Thanks for sharing -- found you on Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House.

    1. Hi Joanne! Thanks for the comment & for visiting Call Her Blessed!

  8. Looks great on your porch. Nice that you could "save" this interesting piece of history.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  9. Very pretty!! Love the color you chose.