Sometimes you can find the cutest little things but they don’t fit with your decor or might be looking a little worse for wear. This sure was the case for this little watering can that I found awhile back at my local thrift store. So today I’m sharing a fun way on how to Upcycle An Old Watering Can.
How To Upcycle An Old Watering Can
Do I Have To Use A Primer When Painting Metal?
Depending on where you are going to display your watering can will depend if you have to base coat with a primer or ultra grip.
If you were to have your watering can out on a porch exposed to the elements then I would recommend popping on some ultra grip for extra durability against the elements.
- An Old Watering Can
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Fort York Red
- Fusion – Black Wax
- IOD Decor Transfers – Classic Pots
- Wax Brush
This fun upcycle is part of a fun blog hop! Be sure to check out the other projects below from my blogging pals!
Step 1 – Give the whole watering can a good clean with TSP. Then grab your brush and give the main part of the watering can 2 coats of Fort York Red. Tape of the handle and the spout and give them 2 coats of Coal Black.
Step 2 – Once dry choose your decor transfer from the classic pots range. Line up and press firmly to transfer the image.
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Step 3 – Grab your wax brush and black wax and highlight the watering can to your liking. I went around the edges of the watering can and then in an oval around the transfer.
Now you’re all ready to decorate with your fresh new watering can. Pop in some faux flowers or real some real flowers. The possibilities are endless.
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My favourite colour! I’ve never used a transfer before, but now I’m tempted to try!
I’m a watering can-aholic so this is a project I can totally get behind! Thanks for the tutorial and I’m happy to be crafting with you today!
Lol! Love it Mary!! Can-aholic!! Thank you so much for your very kind words. So happy you enjoyed the tutorial!
Very cute Sam, love the transfer and the red with black wax! Watering cans make great decor, love it!
Your update looks adorable, Sam! Love the color combination and transfer! Looks quite calming and unusual – resulting in a perfect decorative piece! Watering can projects are quite popular these days! I had fun transforming one recently, too!
Sam this watering can transformation looks amazing. I love the new look. It looks totally different. Love the red.
Love this and updating watering cans. Looks great and wonderful tutorial. Thanks for sharing and lovely crafting with you!
Cute, cute, cute! I’m using these colors for my Christmas theme this year and and and upcycled pot would go with the theme. I clicked over to see your transfers and love all of the styles!
Your decorated watering can looks so professionally done! Love your choices of paint color and the transfer. A great tutorial, thanks! Now, all I need is an old watering can …
What a lovely upcycle, Sam! I adore watering cans, and your makeover gives this one a whole new look. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
I love the red! I’ve never seen a red watering can, but I would buy that. I guess i need to try a transfer. Its really cute. Thanks for sharing taking part in the hop.
This is such an awesome project! Such a quick project but a huge transformation! Glad to be hopping with you!
It looks nothing like the original, that’s for sure! I like seeing everyone’s creativity.
Such a super cute craft idea! I would love to have this vintage watering can planter on my porch. When I needed a new watering can I looked to buy a galvanized tin watering can (instead of a plastic can) but they are actually surprisingly hard to come by.
This is such a creative idea! Looks amazing! I’ve always wanted to try those image transfers.
Well, hot dang I need one of these! Red is my favorite color and I love anything French so this idea is right up my alley. Gorgeous!
Your upcycled watering can project is a great transformation to get the vintage look you wanted for your sweet little vignette! I have not worked with transfers, but think my time is coming! Thanks for hopping with us!
Looks awesome! The red will fit right into my home decor! I’ve never used a transfer before so I pinned so I’ll remember to try it out.
Ooh, I love it! That colour red is amazing and the transfer is so pretty – always love a great upcycle!
Such a nice makeover Sam. The red is a unique colour and I love the transfer you chose. Its a great learning project for those wanting to try transfers as well.