Milk Can Side Table

Milk Can Side Table | A Diamond in the Stuff

Welcome August! Sorry for the dead air that was July. Ya know….travel, kids, company, kids, business stuff, kids. We’ve made it to the other side and the kids will be back to school in one week. One week. I’m both sad and ecstatic all at once. This past weekend I participated in a local Farmer’s Market (and I will be doing it every Saturday through August) so I’ve been busy with projects! I recently scored two antique milk cans and just had to so something fun with them. I spied some round wood pieces at Lowes and knew I had to made a Milk Can Side Table.

Milk Can Side Table | A Diamond in the Stuff

This is the milk can I started out with. It was pretty dirty to start with, so a good bath was the first step. Then I used a clear spray paint on the milk can to stop and seal in the rust.

Milk Can Side Table | A Diamond in the Stuff

This is the round wood piece that I found at Lowes. I bought the smallest size that they had available in my store. It’s about 15in across.

Milk Can Side Table | A Diamond in the Stuff

I debated on how I should finish the round top. I went back and forth about staining and painting. Finally I decided to stain this one Dark Walnut because I thought it would look great with the coloring of the milk can. I finished it off with some polycrylic.

Milk Can Side Table | A Diamond in the Stuff

Once the round top was done I flipped it over and positioned the milk can top in the middle of the circle. I traced the top of the milk can with a pencil, then I added some E6000 glue to the rim of the milk can. All I had to do was flip the can back over and place it in the circle I had drawn. Pretty easy. I weighed the can down onto the wood to make sure I got good adhesion.

Milk Can Side Table | A Diamond in the Stuff

Who knew an old milk can would make such a perfect little side table?

Milk Can Side Table | A Diamond in the Stuff

The milk can itself is so full of personality and character. The natural patina on it is perfect.

Milk Can Side Table | A Diamond in the Stuff

I think it would make a great indoor table, but it looks awful perfect outside with my adirondack chairs!

Milk Can Side Table | A Diamond in the Stuff

I mean, doesn’t this look like the perfect place to spend some long August days at? Ya me too.

Linking up to these great link parties!!!

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Comments

  1. I love this idea! I’ve always wanted to snatch up an old milk carton but wasn’t sure what I’d do with it. Now I know! Pinned 🙂
    Malia @ Small Town Girl recently posted…Adventures in Canning: Crockpot Apple ButterMy Profile

  2. Such a simple and awesome idea!!! I’ve been trying to find some fun DIY projects for outside. Shared on Pinterest!

  3. Now fun is that?! What a simple and easy solution for a side table. Hmm…I think we have a few old milk cans in the barn … 😉

    I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty Link Party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The door is open for the current party through Monday. http://alaynascreations.co/2015/08/14/home-matters-linky-party-50/
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  4. What a great idea! It looks awesome. Thanks for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty and I hope you’ll join us again!
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