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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who knew an old milk can would make such a perfect little side table?
The milk can itself is so full of personality and character. The natural patina on it is perfect.
I think it would make a great indoor table, but it looks awful perfect outside with my adirondack chairs!
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!!!
Want to do some more outdoor sprucing up? Give one of these Tiered Urn Flower Pots a try…..