As a “junker” and booth owner at an antique mall, I tend to hold on to stuff. I’ve almost gotten rid of these milk cans many times and I’m so glad I didn’t! I wanted to spruce them up so I could proudly display them on my porch. it was a fast and cheap update so I wanted to share with you the easiest old milk can makeover tutorial so you can paint your own!
These have sat on our front porch for years. In fact, I’m almost certain my husband already owned two of these even before we started dating. I’ve always just used them as porch decor but after moving to the farm, I wanted to add new life to them.
Easiest Old Milk Can Makeover Tutorial
A few weeks ago, I entered a contest on Instagram and won 2 cans of Fusion Mineral Paint. I’ve never used this brand before and was eager to find a project to test it out! They have a large color selection and I loved the color “Lamp White” and that’s what I used on this project.
“Lamp White” Fusion Mineral Paint
I brought them inside and wiped them down quickly with some cleaner and began painting. The coverage is amazing. It adhered to the metal great and dried quickly which is a major plus for someone impatient. That might include me. The consistency is another major plus. There is minimal dripping with this product. That is something I often find frustrating with other brands. Not a deal breaker, but something I have found to be very beneficial with the Fusion Paint line.
After One Coat of Paint on the Milk Cans
I ended up painting 2 coats, but if you planned on distressing yours, one coat would have probably been sufficient. A little goes a very long with with like paint and that small can could easily last you for many projects. I appreciate a good bargain as I am always updating furniture. They dried overnight and then pulled out some of my left over fabric from my fabric pumpkins I made this past fall.
I used the buffalo check fabric because I plan to use a black and white color scheme in the new house. Buffalo Check will always have my heart! The plus side is that I can change out the fabric during the holidays as well! My plan is to add some great greenery and change it out with the seasons. For Christmas I plan to add some festive red ribbons and attach some pinecones. You could also paint a cute scene on these, but I prefer the simple look.
This Easy Old Milk Can Makeover was so Easy and so Fast
So, with a little paint, fabric and existing pieces you can add some farmhouses touches to any space. I used the leftover paint (and there was a lot!) on some chairs I had laying around as well as some end tables and even an old clock! The possibilities are endless. Give a look around your house and see if you find anything that needs a good coat of paint and give this line a try! This really was the easiest milk can makeover tutorial and I love sharing simple crafts and projects with you.
I made over this antique wood dresser using milk paint recently and I think you’d like it!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and would love to hear about any recent projects you’ve been working on! Be sure to share them with me on social media!