Repurpose a Vintage Coffee Can

Every see these cans at garage sales or vintage shops? 

chock full of nuts vintage coffee can planter www.homeroad.net

Goodness knows it's great by "as is" but if you want to give this vintage can a little personality then check this out...

First I built a pedestal using the spindles from an old headboard I found.

chock full of nuts vintage coffee can planter www.homeroad.net


Then using E6000 glue and a screw I attached the coffee can to the top of the pedestal. 

I painted the inside of the can with a dark chalk paint because it was very rusty and needed just a little sprucing up. 

I added a little lace trim around the top of the can with hot glue and now this old coffee can can have a new life and a little more personality. 

chock full of nuts vintage coffee can planter www.homeroad.net

It makes a great fruit bowl.

chock full of nuts vintage coffee can planter www.homeroad.net

Or drop in a plant, it's the perfect size.

chock full of nuts vintage coffee can planter www.homeroad.net


Don't have a green thumb like me?  (that's a joke!)

Then how about a bouquet of faux greenery? 

chock full of nuts vintage coffee can planter www.homeroad.net


Whatever you decide to put inside this old coffee can that used to reside in my grandfather's workshop has a brand new purpose.

chock full of nuts vintage coffee can planter www.homeroad.net

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

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  1. Love these ideas! So cute ♥

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  2. That's so cute! I love it with the plants in it :o)

    Tania

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    1. Thank you so do I ... if it doesn't sell soon I'm taking it back for my succulents!

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  3. I like this idea. Instead of a platter, and "bowl" (using a vintage can)! Great idea!

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    1. Thanks Rush... it is really a great way to update the can without destroying the design :)

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  4. I have an old maxwell house tin. It needs love. This will do!

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    1. It keeps the integrity of the can with a farmhouse vibe :)

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  5. How cute is that. I'm unable to sell anything "tin" but you have given me some ideas to spruce them up bit. LOVE you newsletters.

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    1. Great I'm so happy Barb! Good luck with the project and the sales!

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  6. love the touch of lace! perfect in the kitchen for a herb plant!

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    1. It is Jane! Thanks so much for your comments! :)

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