give new life to your old watering can by adding a coat of paint and fresh tulips for easy spring porch decor. you’ll love this easy to make water can makeover!
We’re back for another easy makeover but this time, we’ve included 26 creatives to also share their own DIY’s, spring style, so scroll to the end to see! On our latest craft store run (this time at JoAnn!) we spied a pretty galvanized watering can that was cute enough (we love all things galvanized) but when I put my new faux tulips I used in my cozy room refresh they didn’t really *pop* so I checked my stash of paint and decided to have it coordinate with my blush pink doors. Yep, loved the can PINK! It was so super easy and was transformed within the hour. Mom win!
Watering Can Makeover
Supplies to makeover a Watering Can
Instructions to makeover a Watering Can
Use my quick tips and learn from me… I may or may not have had to paint this cutie 2x. Arg.
- Use a good spray paint (think quality over quantity… aka: avoid the bottom row of the spray paint aisle! Cheap spray paint will cost you more in time and you’ll use more as 1-2 coats won’t cover it.) Anyway, give the entire watering can a good spray, 1-2 coats will do. Note: If you want to use real florals, be sure to tape off the inside.
- Once completely dry, use your foam brush and apply the pink paint to the long part of the spout and the base of the can. I used 2 light coats.
- That’s it! Let it completely dry then add florals (real or fake) for instant spring ambience!
In order to get the blush pink hue I wanted, I had to mix 2 pinks I had on hand. The color I linked to will achieve a similar resemblance. 🙂
How to style a Watering Can
Where to put your pretty pink can, you ask? So many fun possibilities…
Firstly, you can use it for realsies and leave it in the garden area to water plants. OR, like us, set next to your front door paired with some rain boots to pull off that “April showers bring May flowers” vibe. You can also tie a ribbon and hang it from the door to act like a wreath. Set it on a shelf or mantel with our (FREE) framed spring printables and bam: mantel decorated. Orrrr, you can leave it on your kitchen table to welcome spring INDOORS!
Where ever you decide to put it, rest assured this is definitely a project that screams “Go away, winter!” and will warm up your space.
If blush pink isn’t your jam, go for another fun spring hue like pastels…. a robin egg blue or mellow yellow would be gorgeous on this watering can! What color would YOU paint it?
We would love for you to take a peek at our talented friends below to see their own spring projects. Happy spring!
You’ll love these fabulous group of blogging friends and their Spring DIY Projects as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Series. Now bring on SPRING!