Thursday, June 25, 2020

Watering Can Restoration

I'm super excited to bring you a new challenge this month!  

The Rules are pretty simple:  Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.  There's no monthly theme.  There's no budget to stick to.  See!  Easy peasy, right?

Meet the Talented Hosts

Allyson | Southern Sunflowers - Beverly | Across the Blvd
 Emily | Domestic Deadline - Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home

Here's where we begin.  A dusty, rusty little treasure that just needs some attention.  If you look closely at the watering can, you can see the bottom is pushed out and broken on one side.  That's OK for what I'm planning!

While I adore the galvanized look, this is going to be a gift.  The recipient's home is a lovely farmhouse decorated in soft pastels.  She recently mentioned wanting new house plants.  I think some of the metal should stay, so I tape off the handle, tip of the spout and just around the top.  A bit of spray paint in heirloom rose and some washi tape come next.

I think this washi tape was in one of my Women of the Bible kits from Dayspring, but I'm not completely sure.  There are several rolls of washi tape in my tornado of a craft room.  I love the pattern of all those leaves!

'Speaking of leaves...  ;-)  This fern was the perfect size for my small watering can!

I still need to choose a saucer or bowl to catch any drips, but am pleased with my Watering Can Restoration!

Just a reminder.  Here's the before image.

Here's the after. 

I even have a collage for you to pin!

;-)  -Marci

Our Thrift Store Upcycle group of bloggers is looking to expand -- and we need your help! Why not consider joining in our thrift store upcycle challenge on the last Thursday of each month? Make some friends while having fun and share your love of DIY with the world. It’s a win-win! Sound like something you’d be interested in? Just let me know in the comments!  Let's see all the other fun projects this month!

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  1. Hey Marci! I think we were thinking somewhat alike in updating a metal watering can! It just goes to show that there are so many ways to transform similar great finds! Love the colors you chose and adding washi tape was the perfect touch for a lovely look!

  2. I love the new look of the can, Marci. The tape was a great idea.

  3. What a beautiful transformation, Marci! Love your choice of colors. Your friend is lucky:) xo Kathleen

  4. I love how the soft rose looks against the galvanized grey, and the washi tape adds a very special touch! It will be a wonderful gift for your friend. Pinned.

  5. The pastel pink looks great, I'm sure the recipient will love it.


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