At Home With The Hinsons

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Fabulously Fresh Retro Garbage Can

Hi all,
and welcome to my weirdest,
most fabulous crafty creation yet!
The patio project is moving along nicely.
We've cleaned, rearranged and decorated.
The only thing missing?
A fancy-smancy garbage can...
that is until now.

It all started as I was digging around
for new found treasures behind our shed.
I was rummaging around when I came across this.
Can we agree that it's quite possibly
the most retro garbage can evah??
Yes, I was sure you'd agree.

The cool part was that it was metal
and although u-g-l-y, it still had life left.
So I set about giving it a beautiful makeover.

I started by spray painting the lid.

that's right a pink garbage can lid.
Because really, if we're going
it might as well be all out!

Next I started painting the can.
The official color name is Watermelon.
I knew I was going to attempt stripes
and I wanted the top to match the lid.

Side note: If you're trying a new technique
it might as well be on something that was already garbage.
That way when if you mess up,
there's no harm, no fowl.

I progressed on to my second color.
I call it Pistachio green,
but Krylon calls it Ivy Leaf.

Finally, I taped off again and started my last color.
For the bottom I chose Navy.
I wanted a dark color and
I already had 2 cans on hand,

After multiple coats of the Navy
I had the coverage I was looking for.
Once I couldn't stand it any longer
patiently allowed my paint to dry,
it was time to take off the tape.
I removed it slowly and at an angle.
For the most part my lines were crisp and clean.
Not bad for a first timer! ;>
Although I was loving the stripes,
I knew it still needed a little something.
think, think, think...
and then,
Cricut to the rescue!

I whipped up my saying in white vinyl.
I used my painter's tape to line up my words.
(cause yo Mama is really tired of picking up after yo tired tails)
Of course I added a small flower to dot the I
and another flower on the handle.
Because I just couldn't help myself. :)
Finally I topped it all off with
a clear glossy top coat.

You like?
Me LOVE!!!
All it took was a couple cans of spray paint,
painter's tape,
vinyl wording,
a bit of imagination
and a little hard work.
HOORAY for crafty creations!
Thanks for stopping by
and don't forget to visit,
The DIY Project Parade,
Somewhat Simple,
Tales From Bloggeritaville ,
Today's Creative Blog,
Blue Cricket Designs
Someday Crafts,
and last but not least
for more inspiration. :D


Rachel said...

Yo sista might just steal it the next time she is over... :)

Jennifer said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! You are so crafty!!!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

That is the coolest trash can I have ever seen-what a great idea and a perfect way to brighten up a must do task! Great blog and nice to meet you.

Megan Gunyan said...

This is awesome. I love the color and the detail you put into it. I have to say, this is one of those projects that if I attempted at my home, my hubby would roll his eyes at me and call me crazy. But c'mon! Everything can be beautiful! Even a trash can! And it's FUN. Maybe people will WANT to throw their trash away now. Heh!

Jen said...

Totally lovin' what a little spray paint can do! You did a great job! I may copy this for my bonus seems my kids have a hard time finding where to put the trash when they are in there, cause I'm always finding wrappers and such behind toy boxes and under the sofa, hmmm.
Thanks for the idea.
Jen :)

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

That's the prettiest garbage can I have ever seen...Great job on the design and color choice.

Stop over to Pandora's Box to enter a giveaway! patti

Melissa said...

It turned out beautifully!!!

Helby said...

I love this idea! What a way to spruce up trash!

Anonymous said...

That is SO cute! What a great idea!

Unknown said...

What a great idea! Now I need to go hunt for a new trash can..I mean old trash can!

Ashley @ Decorating Obsessed said...

I love what you wrote on the garbage can – that is just so cute and fun.

avisiontoremember said...

I love it! I have a link party on saturdays that I would love for you to join

kim west said...

I think it is so cute! Great job. I am now going to have to cutesy my daughters garbage can!!!

Laura said...

THis is so cute!!

I'm hosting a blog party right now and I'd love it if you stopped by and linked up. Hope to see you at Saturday is Crafty Day!

Unknown said...

Your can is really cute! I made one for my puppy food.

Laura said...

Love it. Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day @ along for the ride! Hope to see you back next week!

Rebekah Greiman said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing. I wish I had a metal trashcan to perform this surgery on. I only have lame plastic ones. Booh.

Roeshel said...

SO CUTE! I'm including it in this week's DIY Project Parade highlights! I love your creativity. :)

Thanks for sharing!


Anonymous said...

Too fun! I bet the Fusion spray paint would work on our plastic garbage bins...I might just have to try...

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