Did this several years ago with my milk can, before turning it into large "urn" with lighting in my Secret Garden! An outdoor side table made from an antique milk can! Includes directions for adding an umbrella.
How to Upgrade an ugly oak bookshelf to look like a Pottery Barn one. Added a baseboard riser to make it taller and a board at the top, then added trim and crown moulding, painted with a stain blocking primer and Country Chic Paint in Dark Roast