I've needed a container at school to hold my large collection of Diet Coke cans before recycling. This came from the flea market a couple years ago:
An honest to goodness rust bucket.
It used to say Vegetable Shortening.
I can't imagine needed that much vegetable shortening.
This is after 5 coats of paint:
I'm not sure how many coats it's gonna take,
but someday, with a liner bag inside,
it should be really pretty.
I'm gonna try to sew a little tonight for Friday Night Sew-In. Are you?