Friday, August 12, 2016

Milk Can Table

A friend gave me this old milk can a couple of years ago and it has remained on my front porch ever since...


It was a great decorative piece. But, when another friend gave a small unfinished table top, I knew I wanted to add it to the milk can and make it a functional piece.
So, I stenciled a design onto the wood...
Then I went over the table top with VooDoo gel stain in the color Up In Smoke. I love this gel stain from The Dixie Belle Paint Company because it is water based. And that makes the clean up so easy!



Using the stain over the paint tones down the black a bit. Of course, you could stain first then add the black paint.

I used a little E6000 to attach the top to the can and it is the perfect little side table for my porch!

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9 comments:

  1. What a pretty DIY! Love it :]

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  2. What a clever idea!! I have never used that stain, but looks easy enough! Love it!

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  3. I love your little table..what a cute idea to take two things you already have and put them together in a new way! Thanks for sharing at Friday Favorites...your project will be featured at our next party! Amazing job! Hugs- Christine at Light and Savvy

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  4. Nice. I love when people re-purpose things like the milk cans. You can find lots of them in my old home state of Pennsylvania.

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  5. Adorable! I have four of those milk cans....hmmmm maybe I should make one into a table!

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  6. I just made one of these too! I used barn wood for the top for an end table on my mom's deck. Love how yours turned out!

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  7. Oh this is beautiful. I love the stenciling and how you aged it. Featuring when my party opens tonight. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. What a clever idea.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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