I've had this old milk can for a while now and finally decided to do something with it.
I cleaned it with TSP which you can find at hardware stores and then gave it three good coats of Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.
It looked better, but was still boring. I decided to add our house number to it. You could also do your last name or a greeting. There are much more professional ways to go about this, but I took the cheap route and typed our house number in Word, printed it on card stock, and cut it out with a blade.
|Font is Apple Chancery at size 200|
I had some leftover crackle spray paint from this project and decided to try it on the milk can. I taped the stencil onto the milk can.
|Valspar Crackle from Hobby Lobby|
When working with crackle spray paint, your area must be warm. It will not crackle if it's cold out. I learned this the hard way the first time I used it. I used a small space heater this time and had it pointed toward the can. If it's a nice summer day though this won't be necessary.
I applied two coats of base. Wait 30 minutes in between coats. Once you're done with the base and have waited one hour, apply the top coat. It should crackle within a few minutes. If it's not crackling you either didn't put enough base coat on or it's too cold.
I was going to buy something new to decorate the milk can with, but thought I'd try out some items I had at home - burlap ribbon, lighted branches, and greenery with pink flowers.
|I added the flecks of paint around No. 801 on purpose. I simply held the spray paint can far away and did several quick bursts.|
|"What is this peculiar thing?! Let me out so I can attack it!"|
Have a great weekend, everyone!