A Generic Bathroom Trash Can Gets A Cute Cottage Style Makeover
I love my Shabby Chic inspired Master Bathroom.
I have had a little bit of a dilemma in there though. For months I have had to put my trash can up on the counter or shower ledge because one of my kids just could not seem to keep from digging through it and pulling out old tissues and whatever else she could get a hold of. UGH.
I was sick of having the trash can up on the counter, it was an eyesore but I needed something with a lid to keep Miss Jingles out of it. I had been looking for months but was coming up empty. I finally bought this stainless steel step trash can but was very unimpressed with the cold, harshness of the finish.
This generic, uninspiring trash can was going to get a cottage style makeover! I decided to dress it up with paint. I went with a pretty green spray paint that had been sitting in my garage for months just waiting to be put to good use. Once the paint was dry I gave the trash can a little distressing, added a pretty vintage bird image on the front and finished it off with a few coats of paste wax.
I really love the vintage bird image. It really finishes off the trash can and gives it personality.
If you decide to tackle this project your self here is a couple of pointers. Use a spray paint that has primer in it or prime it first! The stainless steel is very slick and the paint may have a hard time sticking to it. I would also suggest sanding down the stainless steel finish a little bit with a fine grit sandpaper first.
This is just another example of how paint can be an easy, cheap way to make a dramatic change to any piece! This trash can would have stuck out like a sore thumb in my vintage inspired shabby themed bathroom. After it’s cute, cottage style makeover it blends in perfectly with the room.
If you love the bird image and want to use it for your own crafting projects you can purchase this vintage bird image for download here.
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