I was totally inspired and searched high and low for an old milk can.
The only one that I could find was at Goodwill and they wanted $25 for it.
I had no idea that old milk cans went for that much.
But, even though I wanted
But then I remembered an old, heavy metal container that I had sitting back by the barn.
Here a picture of it in it's sad state of neglect.
About 10 years ago, while in the middle of no where, my dad came across an old abandoned trailer. In it was a bunch of large, heavy, metal, military looking containers full of dried food.
My dad found one full of wheat and brought it home just for me.
Maybe I'm kinda picky, but the thought of using the wheat...to eat...sorta gave me the heebie geebies.
Cuz, I don't know exactly what kind of environment it had been stored in.
If you think it was heavy before, just try and pick it up after the wheat got wet...and then molded.
But, when I asked Corey to empty it so I could paint it, he mentioned that he would just get out the tractor, load it up in the bucket and go empty it on the burn pile.
And, I realize that we now sound like rednecks.
I can live with that.
So...Corey emptied it and Joseph sprayed it down for me.
I got it all painted and the house numbers added.
It's still heavy as heck but I'm lovin the end result.
Plus...it didn't cost me a dime!
Thanks Stef, for the inspiration.
I'm linking up to parties! Come and check them out-lots of inspiration there.