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.
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 NavyI 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! ;>
I knew it still needed a little something.
think, think, think...
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)
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.
All it took was a couple cans of spray paint,
a bit of imagination
and a little hard work.
HOORAY for crafty creations!
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