9.14.2010

Trashcan Facelift

Trash cans. They should look good too. I am trying to gather things for the new bathroom and use stuff I have already. That was my goal so many months ago. To use more of what I have. I should try to remember that more often.


This is what I had. It was one piece when I bought it. But when we were packing to move here it for some reason fell apart. So, I just threw the rope in the can and threw it all in a box. It's been like that for over a year now.


So, I rewrapped it all and used some hot glue to keep it together. That was fun. Wrap, glue, hold, scream, wave hand, repeat. This is it all back together. It had been painted this mossy green. Not bad. But not good for the bathroom.


Out came some paint samples. I used some Palladium Blue from the dining room. You can see it in the background. I just dry brushed it on.  But still too much green showing through for me.


So, I did some more. Even though this picture looks exactly the same as the one above. Hmmm, trust me there is more on it.



You can see it better from this angle. Which is really the angle you will be seeing it at when you are at the sink and from well, you know, the potty.

Bead board is going in as I type. I hear saws and nail guns. I'm scared to look.


Linking up with:
Coastal Charms Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
Debbiedoos Before and After Party
The DIY Showoff Project Parade
Domestically Speaking Power of Paint Party



35 comments:

  1. love this!! i'm obsessed with rope lately :)

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  2. That is adorable...and what a great idea you inspired us to try too!~ Thanks for joining me.

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  3. It's always nice to use what we already have...looks great...thanks for coming to my PARTY!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. Love the new can. ;) Can't wait to see your beadboard too!!

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  5. Hi Anita,
    I have never loved a trash can. Til now, that is! What a great idea! I love anything made of galvanized metal. I know just what you mean about those darn hot glue gun burns, ouch!!

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  6. Love the combination of metal and blueish rope...very coastal!
    I'm a new follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  7. You didn't want to keep the green???? But I love green. Acutally I really like the blue a lot better. It looks so good. I can't wait to see the completed bathroom.

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  8. well, that's a funny visual, waving of the hand. :)
    love how that trash can turned out, will you come over and repurpose my stuff too?

    horray for beadboard!! your in the home stretch now.
    did the johnny ever get decorated?

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  9. wrap,glue,hold, scream should be the directions with the gun... I do it every project.
    I like the new blue, good job of using what you have.I can't wait to see the the bead board.
    Annette

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  10. That looks great. I love the rope painted blue.

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  11. Love the galvanized look. Who would think that a trash can can look good?This one is awesome.

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  12. I love trying to use what I have and see what I can do without spending money. I like what you did with your garbage can. And, I agree that garbage containing should also be pretty.

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  13. GREETINGS Anita Love from Shakopee MN.... :o) !!

    It's 3am here but I'm STILL on Aussie time which is around 6pm Wed 15th....!!

    LOVE that you recycled your bin by giving it a makeover....A NEW look for
    'next to nixt'....! Had to LAUGH though at your "Wrap, glue, hold, scream, wave hand, repeat" comment....I bet even MARTHA has experienced this aspect of working with a hot glue gun....hahahahaha....!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah :o)

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  14. Hi Kirsten; i was thinking the same thing as above;!!! funny image in my head@
    Great result though and cant wait to see the beadboard too! Dont forget to show us!
    hugs,
    Laura c xxxx

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  15. Hey there ... LOVE what you did. That is one creative trash can. I love how you added the blue, too! Thanks for stopping by my "Fall" kitchen. If you've got a Pier One near you, hop on over and check out their Fall line in person. It really is pretty! Take care, Becca

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  16. Okay, first of all, the trash can looks amazing as usual. You and your magical hands.

    Secondly, who is that lovely creature just beyond the trash can? Love their dog bed. I'm presuming you made that, too. And that salmon? colored chair is to die for! As is that rug beneath it.

    Can you just come do my house? Because I have no skills.

    And go ahead, look and tell us how it's progressing or not...

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  17. Ohh, you went with bead board. Cool!

    I like your little trash can. Good call on the blue. Do you have many blisters?

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  18. Hope your project turns out exactly as you would like it! I love the wastebasket and I can just imagine the bead board-I love bead board in bathrooms! Can't wait to see it all done.

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  19. LAYER BY LAYER THE ROPE WAS WRAPPED AND THE GREEN STAINING APPLIED....AND THE RESULTS ARE TERRIFIC!

    WELL DONE.....

    FROM TRASH TO 'BEAUTIFUL TRASH-CAN TREASURE'!!!!! LOL

    CIAO BELLA

    CREATIVE CARMELINA

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  20. Love it! I can't wait to see all of the finished bathroom.

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  21. Well, us blogging girls can make anything look fabulous...even a grbage can, great idea! Visiting from Debbiedoos.

    Carol

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  22. I need to do that more myself-use what I have-thanks!

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  23. wow, miss trendy! how cute is this??? i just saw in a magazine that rope is "in". who knows what magazine it was...but i do recall the rope looking very cute. can't wait to see everything finished!!
    xo
    lynn

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  24. That is one awesome looking trash can! Love the color too.

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  25. This will look super with the beadboard! LOVE the color!!
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  27. Anita, I love the facelift you gave the can. Of course I am a sucker for anything with rope around it!

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  28. I love it when you can finish a project with things you already own. The can is perfect for your style too.

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  29. What a good project. It gives a very custom look!

    Good idea!

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  30. Where do you keep all your treasures to be? Do you have a room set aside?

    just curious

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