DIY || One Can Two Ways

November 13, 2012

There is nothing that I love more than a quick and easy DIY.  We had a couple of tin cans lying around, so of course I felt they needed immediate gold spray paint attention (you know me and my gold spray paint obsession- Trinket DIY, Animal Jar DIY).  First, I primed both cans (you probably don't have to) and then when dry I added the gold spray paint.  I felt it still looked too "canny" so decided to add some orange, which would go perfectly in my orange and green office.  Using painter's tape I added a bit orange! And Voila! A simple yet very decorative object.
 
The best part?  Cans are so versatile.  You can use them for storage or as a vase.  So I did both!  

Here is the can serving as a desk organizer by day......
And holder of beautiful flowers by night!.....
Little Miss A. (my mini stylist) thought the table centerpiece needed more character so she added a little owl.  What perfect family dinner table decor!!

I used this food can, this primer, this spray paint in gold and this spray paint in orange. What do you think?

[ all photos by me ]


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17 comments

  1. What a great idea! I love the orange and I would most definitely put a bouquet in there:)

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  2. Albertina no me lo vas a creer, yo he venido guardando mis latas por un tiempito ya, pensando en spray paiting them gold tambien! Que increible que lo hayas hecho!! Ahora se me hara mas facil el proyecto!! Buenisimo!!

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  3. OMG it is too fab! What a clever idea. Had no idea we were orange kindred spirits? The little owl was quite the touch of whimsy. That little Miss A. is a stylist in the making.

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  4. This is fabulous!! Pretty and smart you are!

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  5. OMG I love it! I would use it for both! So incredibly adorable! xo

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  6. That's such a great idea...I love the orange and gold combo!

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  7. Loving your graphics here!! Such cute ideas and this is def. my kind of DIY!
    xo

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  8. This is my kind of DIY! Easy and simple, using supplies around the house you probably already have! Love this one! Thanks for sharing!

    xx
    Holly Foxen Wells
    GlamourMash

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  9. Great idea especially the desk organizer!
    Love those brass cans on an office! This is exactly what I was looking for as I fell in love with the ones in the Geronimo balloons studio :)
    Thank you so much for sharing Albertina!!!

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    1. I saw those! those are beautiful....I wonder if they are real...or DIYed....they look real I think.

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  10. What a cute idea! I love it as a flower vase. Looks so cute on the table.

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  11. I know this is not what the post is about, but I LOVE that giraffe!

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    1. haha!!! My daughter colored it in and gave it to me to accessorize my desk as it matches my colors in there.

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  12. It looks great! I love the orange and gold and I really love the giraffe art. I covered one or two with a wallpaper sample that I loved and it makes me so happy.

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  13. Love it!! Quick, easy, and green!

    And, as always, love your styling!

    xo Jessica

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