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How To Upcycle An Old Watering Can

Sharing a fun way to upcycle an old watering can using a decor transfer and black wax | How to Upcycle An Old Watering Can | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #DIY #upcycle #fusionmineralpaint #IOD #homedecor #farmhouse

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

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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.


 

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Supplies needed:

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.

 

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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.

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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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Even perched on an old ladder adds a little whimsy to your porch displays! Be sure to check out below for some other fun projects.

Happy Painting!

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17 comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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 …

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

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