Friday, October 14, 2011

old Milk can turned ADDRESS marker


My sweet sister in law e-mailed me the other day that she had this old milk can sitting in her garage. She was going to put it out in the trash .....EEEEEKKKKKK!, but then she thought, maybe I might want it......HEEEEEHEEEEEE!!! Heck yeah I wanted it!!!! She came over and dropped it off to me this afternoon and said.."what are you going to do with it?" (I am just realizing how OFTEN I hear that statement) :) I at the time said ..."I dunno, but I will find something for this baby".
As I carried my new baby into the garage I thought....LIGHT BULB!!!! My address. I have been wanting to paint it on my front door, but I thought...then I would have to clean it, and if I screw up, I might have to repaint the front door.....ugh....I could forsee a simple project turning into much much more...:)

So I jumped onto my word processor and typed out my address and used carbon paper to transfer the numbers on. Then I used my acrylic paint to paint it on. When its dry I will give it a quick clear coat with some urethane.

I just love how it turned out, and she is sitting pretty on the porch where she belongs....NOT in the landfill.
I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL night!!
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19 comments:

Katie Franck said...

Love this!! I keep seeing old milk cans on Craigslist & thinking I want one but now I need one!!!

Clydia said...

I wish I could find these old milk cans on our Craigslist! This is awesome...LOVE it!

xoxo,
Clydia {Three Mango Seeds}

Cherished Bliss said...

This looks great! So cute on a front porch! Thanks for sharing at Craft and Tell!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, love it! Thank goodness you saved her and gave her a great new life, she looks great!

Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] said...

cute! i'm having a huge ($100) giveaway over at my blog and would love for you to stop by and check it out!! http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

I thought I comented on this yesterday but maybe I just admired it!! I wish I could find an old milk can. This is great!! New follower here. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/10/bedazzle-me-monday-4.html

Thanks mucho!!

Brittany said...

I have an old milk can of my great aunt's and I have been dying to repaint it for 3 years now. I hope to get its sister from my grandmother when she gets rid of it because I want a set. But until that happens I think I have a new found idea for it! I love this!

Anonymous said...

LOVE. THIS. IDEA.

This is seriously ADORABLE and I love it. What a creative idea. THanks so much for sharing!

Dana @ craftedniche.wordpress.com

RhettDidntGiveADamn said...

Oh, I really, really love this. Go you! xo

(new follower here!)

Laurel said...

Ah-haa...smart thinking, looks great! laurel@chippingwithcharm

Christina said...

I just LOVE this idea!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Take care,
Christina
designingbynumbers.blogspot.com

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I just bought a milk can this past Monday at an auction. It's red, and I paid $25 for it, which I thought was a deal. I like the idea of putting your house number on it.

Jen said...

How fun! This would look beautiful nestled in among the flowers of a cottage-y garden. Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

Gail said...

How cute! I have one that is ready for another re-do and you have just inspired me.

Jennifer said...

LOVE this! Now to get my hands on an old milk can! I'm going to feature this today. I hope you'll stop by!
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is a great idea! I can totally understand the "what if I mess it up" thinking, so this worked out solving that issue!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I would love to find one of these. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic, love it! My niece has a milk can, I'm going to talk to her about doing something like this! Thanks for sharing at The Vintage Farmhouse.

Erin said...

What a great way to reuse that milk can! My mom recently offered me an old one that originally belong to my grandmother. Now I know what to do with it. :)

Erin @ Carolina Country Living
(visiting from The Vintage Farmhouse - link #17 - come visit, I'll holding a giveaway through Sunday night)