Wednesday, October 5, 2016

An Old Tin Can Transformed

My friend Rogelio owns a restaurant with one of the best salad bars in town. You could eat there every night for a week and never make a salad with the same ingredients. It has that many choices.

Most of it is fresh produce - I do live in the Salad Bowl of the World, so it better be. But he does make salads with some canned products - kind of the standard ones you'd find: 3 Bean, Black Bean and Corn, Beet and Mixed Olive. He buys the big #10 cans of the vegetables he needs. AND he was throwing them out in the recycling.

I said, "Rogelio, I want those cans. I can repurpose them." Of course, he gave them to me, shaking his head in disbelief that I'd go through the garbage to get them ... it wasn't so bad. I was on a mission!

So, I brought them home, cleaned them up, sprayed them with a vinegar and water mixture and let them sit outside until they rusted.

And they're beautiful!

I attached a leather belt with a few rivets as a handle - got that at the Goodwill for $2. I sealed them with a clear spray so the patina would be protected.

You can find them on my Etsy store —  Baby Girl Farms — it you want to add a touch of fall to your home decor. You can thank Rogelio!

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