Sunday, May 22, 2011

Vintage Milk Can

I found this cute red vintage metal milk can at a thrift store one day. 
 I knew I had to have it. 
The body of the can was wrapped in a cute western toile. 
But the fabric was old and torn.



 
I had the perfect fabric in mind.



After some measuring, ironing, lots of hot glue and a few coats of Modge Podge
 I had a great piece for my back porch.






I think it is super cute!

I am linking up with:

40 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Lacy that is super cute I love it! I have a milk can that my mom gave me, I keep it in my foyer.

Paula said...

My parents had two milk cans just like yours on our front porch in the 70's. Theirs were black with an eagle decal. Yours looks very nice with the updated fabric.

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Very cute, and the fabric is perfect. I have a vintage cream can (similar to your can but smaller), and I made it into a great lamp. My mother, who is an artist, tole painted it.

Shelia said...

Hi Lacy! Oh, you did good! Your little milk can is adorable and the fabric you chose is perfect.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Okio B Designs said...

Love the red color! I have some black ones and a yellow one and they are screaming for a makeover! Thanks for the inspiration. Coming over from Met Monday - your newest follower!

Jeanine

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

I love this covered in toile. So Frenchy pretty!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Lacy - This turned out fantastic. I love the wrapped fabric. I have a poor can that is just dying for a makeover - this is great inspiration. Have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn
Under the Table and Dreaming

All That Glitters said...

I love it!!! THat's a one of a kind!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I used to have a milk can but I don't anymore but after seeing yours, I'm going to get one and do it just like yours! I use red on my front porch and this would be perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Love the color and fabric!! It fits so well with in your space. I will be sharing on Facebook :D

Gail said...

I like the fabric and color.
We each have our "go to " tools/techniques so I would have folded and pressed under the fabric edges then soaked fabric with liquid starch then applied to can.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That actually looks amazing!! I was worried when I saw the thumbnail! You don't see milk cans in red! :)

Atticmag said...

First pic made me think "why is she changing the fabric?" but after seeing the toile I know. It looks amazing! Perfect. Jane

Beeutiful by Design said...

Love, love, love! I have an old milk can from my great grandmother - now I know what to do with it -thanks! Jennifer

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

This looks great!! I love toile! Stopping by from The Girl Creative.

This is what I shared this week:
http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/05/red-simplicity-cynthia-rowley-dress.html

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

This reminds me of my grandmother. She has an old milk can sitting on her hearth. Thanks for the memories. Your milk can is lovely!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

I love this! A friend gave me an old milk can a while back and I painted it black and put some wall paper border around it. I like your idea much better. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

It looks really cute. It makes a great spot to put your drink while relaxing out on the porch.

Mary said...

Nice makeover on your milk can! Thank you for sharing it on Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week, Mary :O)

Lydia said...

Thank you! You have no idea how you have just inspired me. I "inherited" a milk cannister like this from my great-great uncle (who owned a dairy farm). ANYWAY- I painted it a creamy ivory and it looks so boring. The fabric around the middle is a GREAT idea. Now- to find the perfect fabric...

Susan said...

I have a milk can I need to re do! Your can is gorgeous!

Amanda Dale said...

Love it and LOVE the color! Would also love if you would link up to my party at THe Ivy Cottage Blog.
http://theivycottageblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/say-what-linky-party-1.html
Thanks,
Amanda

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I absolutely love this sweet milk can!! I have a plain black one that I may just try something like this on!! Fantastic idea!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Tanya@takesix said...

What a great makeover. I LOVE your fabric. It totally changes the look of your can.

Christina {The Tattered Tag} said...

Hi Lacy~

So glad to have found your lovely blog, happy to be a new follower. :) Your red milk can is such a charming piece, lucky you!! I invite you to link to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash.

~Christina~

Drop By The Tattered Tag

Judy said...

That's really beautiful. Can you stop back and re-enter the party with a thumbnail. I didn't mean to have it on the basic code. I fixed it now. Thanks.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It IS super cute, Lacy! I love the red and white toile on it. Great piece to have outside and it looks great next to the chair with the striped cushion.

Visiting from WUW! : )

Kathy said...

Really just perfect, great job, love your blog!

Lesley Litrento said...

Adorable.:)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Goodness -- this is just lovely! AND you reminded me that I have one I bought and stenciled in the 80's with geese . . . yeah, geese were hot in 80's decor! It's been in a corner of the basement too long -- time to re-do! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nook & Cranny said...

I think it is a great idea to put fabric on the milk can.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Deanna said...

I would have never thought to use fabric on a milk can. Thanks for sharing this!

Susan @ Busy Home Adventures said...

That is so pretty! What a find. I'm a red toile lover as well. Send that over this way if you ever get tired of it. ;)

Amanda said...

It looked wonderful before, but you really took it up a notch, its fantastic!

Amanda Dale said...

Featured this on my blog today!
http://theivycottageblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/who-rocked-it-say-what-tuesday.html
Thanks for linking up!
-Amanda

pipigirl said...

i have 2 cans that really are in need of some makeover. this is perfect. may do in fabric or wallpaper. yours looks great. thanks for the idea. been wanting to do something with mine for a long time. now i have "another" project. lol thanks a bunch for the idea.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Lacy! Your newly improved milk can is so cute! Love the color and the fabric. Thank you for linking up to my party. Take care.
Hugs,
Sherry

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks great with the new fabric. Thanks for joining my party last week.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Just such a darling project. LOVE that gorgeous toile, perfect match for the red. Thanks so much for linking up with VIF! xo Debra

Jilly said...

Lacy! Your newly improved milk can is so cute, It is very informative blog post for me because I have so many cans in my garage, best to give a new look to those. The color and the fabric is impressive.
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