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Monday, May 24, 2010

Watering Can Finds at Goodwill

I've had this bakers rack for many, many years. And in that time, it's been in many places - in my home and outside my home. A couple of years ago we got a new patio table and while I really wanted it to be white, we couldn't find a white table.



So this bakers rack didn't really fit in with the new, black table. I decided to spray paint the bakers rack black. But first, I want to show you my collection of watering cans that I got mainly at Goodwill for a couple of dollars.


I looked on the bottom and the $4 price is still there, got this one last year.


And I got this for for $3, can you believe what some people give away?


I got this one last week for $2, the paint is kind of weathered but I don't mind that. Besides, it's going outside at my place too!


This one I just got on Sunday for $1! Kind of dirty and kind of rusty -and the price was right!


The bigger watering can, I got at a rummage many years ago. the smaller one I got off eBay.


And here's my bakers rack now in black with my watering can collection. I think the most expensive one is on the bottom shelf and I got it at Target many years ago. Otherwise, everything else cost a couple of dollars.

I'm linking to:

The DIY Show Off


15 comments:

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I just love watering cans - they are so cute and so useful. You have a GREAT collection there. Especially like the odd shape on the second one in your post. Now I'm going to water my ferns! Linda

jewelrybyrebecca said...

Those watering cans are so cute. I might have to start looking for some...will it inspire me to keep my plants alive??? ;-)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Now that's an awesome THRIFTY collection of watering cans!

Blessings,
Linda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How appropriate to have a watering can collection on your bakers rack outside! I have had one outside for about 10 years {narrower than yours} and I just love how it brings some height and color against my house. Our patio is so long that something really needed to be there. I put plants on mine and a few little gardening decor items.

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

Jennifer said...

too cute!

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Way cool watering cans! I just saw some cans at TJMaxx, they had a flower print on them, check out your TJM, maybe you might want toadd to your collection!
Oh and they were, I think, $12.99. Not too bad!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

What a wonderful collection of watering cans! I like them all on your bakers rack too.
Im on the lookout for a fabulous one!

Suzanne said...

Great collection of watering cans! Love the like-new baker's rack too. I have one identical to yours and it needs a coat of spray paint! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kenzie said...

Love them! I love watering cans but am usually too cheap to buy the metal ones! Great finds and I like the baker's rack painted black too!

Shirley said...

I pick up watering cans at Goodwill too ! Your project makes a great display and I like the look of the cans against the black rack.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

What a great display of your collection, so whimsical and fun. Love them all on your baker's rack!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Thanks for linking and helping to make this the most successful Modern Craftswoman Monday so far! Rory

Welcome! said...

What a cute idea!

Steph said...

This is incredible. Not only do I love the idea of a bakers rack outdoors but the watering cans are perfect on it. This post had me searching the local sell ads for a bakers rack, I think I may have found one :).

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