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Maybe a year ago, I spied this tired metal milk can at a yard sale and asked the price. I was shocked when she said $5.00! It’s a bit smaller than your typical vintage milk can, but that price was still a little unheard of! Clearly, I snatched it up! However, it has sat on our porch untouched since we brought it home. Until today! So, stick around to see how to transform a vintage metal milk can!
After cleaning the surface of my milk can, I started painting it with the chalk paint. The paint I used came from Amazon. It’s called Chalky Chicks Furniture Paint by Two Chicks & a Tool Belt. I did side to side paint strokes.
My little boy decided he wanted to help do a little painting, too. He made sure I knew that we needed to be pressing down hard on the paint brush. Such a great helper he is. 🙂
After our milk can was completely painted, we let it dry for a little bit. Two good things about chalk paint : it dries very quickly, and you usually only need one coat.
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Next up! That calendar!
You know which one I’m talking about! The Farmer’s Market calendar from the Dollar Tree!
The image below is what I decided to use for this project.
Another tip. You might notice my container. It has mod podge mixed with a bit of water to thin it out a bit. When I’m working on larger projects like this, I like to thin out my MP, so it spreads easier and does not dry as quickly, and it works just as good.
The calendar image was a little large, so I did have to cut the top and bottom off a bit to get it to fit just inside the rims on the side of the milk can.
Once I had my image placed onto the milk can, I started to apply the mod podge in sections using a sponge brush. I continued this until the entire image was adhered. The last step was to add a top coat of the mod podge to seal the image. How stinkin’ fabulous is this y’all?!
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