I saw these cute little steel watering cans at the Dollar Store back in May when the summer inventory was coming in, and fell in love with them….
Every time I went to the store, I would see them but didn’t have a good enough reason to purchase them. I knew I could paint and use them as vases (which I think look beautiful), but it was missing a little something…..
Enter the old window frame we found on the side of the road the night before garbage day. We were leaving my mom’s neighbourhood and as we turned the corner, I let out a scream that made hubby screech the wheels. After his few chosen (not to be repeated here) words, I asked him to please put them in the trunk of the truck, but would he? No. In an effort to try and “help” me conquer my shyness, he made me go and knock on the door of the house they were sitting outside of, just to make sure they were being disposed of. After several minutes of calling each other’s bluff, and him putting the truck in drive, I once again conquered my fear and made my way up the driveway of this stranger’s home. The lady was not only extremely kind, but appeared somewhat perplexed that this stranger was interested in clearing her ‘trash’ for her.
Anyway…it finally hit me. How cute would it be to paint those little watering cans and nail one to each window panel? See the nails on the handle? I thought of wrapping twine around it to hide the nails, but I think it looks fine just like that.
Because I live in Canada, I am not sure if your local dollar store will carry these beauties….but you can easily recreate this by drilling regular cans to the bottom of the panels. That was my initial thought, but hubby suggested hanging them by the handle (he was right…again).
I’m not sure what type of plant this is, but I wanted a nice contrasting colour. I also thought the plant should be a hanging plant.
hubby will be hanging the frame upon the fence, but I’m not sure if it will hang on a slant or straight. Do you have a preference?