I’ve had old industrial milk can laying around, collecting dust (cobwebs too) just waiting for a fun DIY and repurposing it for a fun side table to add some charm to the patio seemed like just the right idea.
Materials I used:
- found industrial milk can
- black paint + primer in one
- FrogTape® MultiSurface
- round wicker-like tray (also found…thrift store, I think)
What I did:
I like the distressed/dinged up paint finish but it needed a little pizazz. I gave it a good cleaning, then using FrogTape, I added some bold stripes.
A spider crawled out of that hole too! Yikes! Once that was taken care of, using my thumbnail, I burnished the edges of the FrogTape to ensure crisp clean stripes.
I applied two coats of black paint. Paint. Dry. Paint.
Right after I applied the second coat, while the paint was still wet, I carefully removed the FrogTape then let the paint dry.
Secure a tray using whatever method you find best (glue and clamps, screws, etc.), (a round wooden table top or an old clock would be cool too) and ta-da! A fun side table for our patio:
LOVE IT! Have you added any fun elements to your outdoor areas this summer?
*I received compensation to complete this project for using FrogTape® products. All opinions, projects and ideas are based on my own experience.