My garage sale milk can find was a major score last summer. That is until it sat in my garage for a year. The reality was what looks good in a farmhouse is harder to pull off in a suburban-brownstone. My house has a bit of an identity crisis; she if figuring out what she wants to be when she grows up. Um.. I am talking about my house, of course!
Back to the isolated milk can who took up valuable real estate in the garage.
Until I finally looked for inspiration on Pinterest. Remember when we got all of our ideas from magazines? Here’s another source for decor ideas.
Milk Can Before
I thought the uglier the image the better the reveal would look! The blurred image is messing with my eyes.
Look away, Look away! Sidenote: Who remembers that line in a very popular comedy a few years ago?
See how I distracted you from the grainy, blurry milk can photo?
Milk Can Inspiration #1
Milk Can Inspiration #2
Inspiration # 1 was too close to mine, except it was a better paint job. Oh, I loved her milk can’s lid. The second milk can was my favorite for its simplicity and natural finish. Again, not an option for my milk can with layers of paint. I am obsessed with the “straw” on her milk can. Is that raffia?
Milk Can Makeover
I used a portion of a grapevine wreath to wrap around the neck of the milk can. I had in the basement. Grapevine wreaths are my go-to for planters and baskets that need a little more weight. I am obsessed with this berry garland I found at Michaels. I may have to grab a few more strands!