Repurposing Vintage Milk Can to a Side Table

It's amazing how you can take something old and make it new again, with simple tools and a little bit of paint. This DIY idea takes a vintage milk can off the farm and gives it new life as a side table to use in your living room, guest room, bedroom, guest room, entryway or front porch. You'll never look at vintage milk cans the same way again. You will want to take a look at the step by step instructions for this easy to make do it yourself home project.

Step 1. For this side table diy idea you will start by prepping your milk can for painting. To do this all you need is a simple solution of white vinegar and water in a 50/50 ratio. Then take the solution and spray the milk can, and wipe away any loose rust, dirt, and grime. Then let the milk can dry.

Step 2: Choose the paint color you would like to use for this do it yourself home project in the color of your choice. Then add the paint to the bottle of a spray gun. Using a spray gun is suggested as it gives you even coverage. For the DIY idea and example on the site, they used a red paint.

Step 3. Then with a stencil, you want to trace an 18-inch circle on the slab of wood that is going to be used for the side table top. Cut the table top out with a jig saw. Then to round your edges you want to use a router. It is a good idea for this do it yourself home project to use a palm sander to help smooth out the edges.

Step 4. Select the stain color of your choice to stain the table wood top. For this DIY idea and example, they u sed an espresso stain. You could use a variety of different types of wood for this do it yourself home project. If you are lucky, you have a piece of reclaimed wood around the house, that you could use. Reclaimed wood would be the perfect addition to this unique do it yourself home project.

Step 5. Then seal the wood top for the vintage milk can do it yourself home project with polyurethane to help protect the table from any scratches, dents, dings, and spills. You want to add the seal on the side of the table that will be your table top and add a second coat of polyurethane.

Step 6. You want to center the table top onto the painted vintage milk can and then secure the table with three braces, making sure to evenly space the braces apart.

That's it; you now have a vintage side table that you can be proud about. And you can be sure that it will be the topic of conversation when you have guests over to visit because it is most likely like nothing they've seen before. The paint tends to bring out the lettering in the vintage milk can that sometimes can be hard to read with the rust and dirt. This is one of the best things to see with a finished vintage can. Now your table is ready for any room in the house or on your front porch. You will find this vintage milk can side table project to do on the Hometalk site. On the site, you will find DIY ideas, projects to do, do it yourself home projects, gardening, home decor, organizing tips, seasonal decor, outdoor living and so much more. You are sure to find more than one diy idea that you will want to try from the site. **

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