Trash Can to Planter

That's right, my friends.  An old metal trash can was left behind at the cottage.  It looked like this:
Yes, I forgot to take a 'before' pic!
 I had some leftover spray paint from the bar stools, so, I got to work and sprayed the entire can.  Easiest project ever!!!  

I put some plastic containers in the bottom (reused those empty laundry & milk bottles), so I didn't have to fill the entire can with soil (makes it lighter, too), added soil to the top, along with plants and some mulch - project completed!

There was a big dent on the edge that I couldn't pound out, so I turned it to the back.  Here's a peek:

So, there you have it - my upcycle project for this week.  Proof that you 'can' turn trash into treasure.

Have a wonderful week & thank you for stopping by the Cottage!

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  1. Hi Ann, you created a great recycle project and picked some great flowers, I love those, they always do well. Hope you have a great week!

    1. Thanks, Karren - I hated to just throw it out!

  2. I love recycle projects AND sparaypaint! What a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing at Something to Talk About!

    1. Spray paint makes such a difference - in so many things! Thanks for stopping by, Karen.

  3. Love it! Great idea to use all those empty containers, light weight, to take up the bulk of the space...cute planter!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  4. What a clever, wonderful idea! Too bad I don't have an old tin trash can...

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party. It’s a great post! Thank you so much for sharing this at Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party. (I've pinned it!)

    All the best,


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