It was love at first sight when I found this milk can at a garage sale. I loved it so much that I stashed it in the garage for a year. Questions like, “What color should I paint it?” Or, “Could I pull off a jumper with booties this fall?” kept me up at night? Sound familiar?
Before I get distracted what do you look for at garage sales?
So I turned to Pinterest to find milk can inspiration. I found 5 milk can makeover ideas and in the end created my own milk can.
Milk Can Inspiration #1
I loved the paint color on this one. You can snag the vinyl decal at this Etsy shop.
Milk Can Inspiration #2
This black milk can looks so much better than mine (see above). You can snag personalized vinyl at this Etsy shop.
Milk Can Inspiration #3
I am not sure what I love more- this dairy graphic on the milk can or the girl (chick) behind Artsy Chicks Rule. If you visit her, please scroll to bottom to see my milk can makeover.
Milk Can Inspiration #4
Funny story with these vintage creamery cans. That was the description of these cans when I found this on Pinterest. I guess that is what Ma Ingalls would have called these can when she raised a family in the Little House on the Prairie. I loved these creamery cans and then when I clicked on the link via Pinterest I discovered this was a photograph of creamery cans. Maybe I should order the print and skip the milk can makeover. #wink
Milk Can Inspiration #5
Here is one more makeover idea. I love the greenery and the buffalo check ribbon.
With 5 milk can makeover ideas swirling in my head, I decided to go in a totally different direction.
I am obsessed with this berry garland I found at Michaels. And, the pumpkin was the perfect way to top off the milk can (my version of a lid).
I used a little bit of a grapevine wreath to wrap around the neck of the milk can. Grapevine garland or wreaths are my go-to for planters and baskets that need a little more weight.
I am so excited about how this milk can makeover turned out. And, the best part…moving it inside gave me more space in the garage for my next garage sale find!
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