Trash to Treasure Trash Can

While I was at Ross the other day I picked up this garbage can for $4. Don’t you just love the blue color? Uhmmm, no! Maybe in another room, but not my bathroom.

Spray Painted Furniture 009

First, I primed it because it was so dark and I didn’t want to use all my heirloom white paint trying to cover up the blue. I’ll be honest with you, I only use primer about 50% of the time.

Spray Painted Furniture 010

Then I painted it heirloom white and liked how it looked, but I wanted to make the center design pop a little more.

Master Bath 003

So, then I made a big mistake. UGH! Ugly. I didn’t even have to finish and I could tell you this was a big disaster. I very strongly hate dislike it. This was all I could wipe off.

Master Bath 004

So, I used more heirloom white and painted over it again. Aaah, much better and I think the detail pops enough. And I don’t want to have to paint it again.

Master Bath 005

I love spray paint and being able to cover up my mistakes!

Master Bath 006

I’m linking to:

Get Your Craft On Thursday at Life As Lori

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Show and Tell at My Romantic Home

Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous

Creative Cats at Poppies at Play

Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest

Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors

Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello

DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family

Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie

Power of Paint at Domestically Speaking

Penny Pinching Party at The Thrifty Home

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{ 24 comments… add one }
  • DENISE March 11, 2010, 9:49 am

    Following you over from Shabby Chic Cottage!
    I am a follower!
    Please stop by!

  • susie harris March 11, 2010, 11:22 am

    You go girl! I love spraypaint!

  • Screaming Meme March 11, 2010, 11:59 am

    I love that project! Very cool! Come by and meet Poor pitiful Pearl, My new slipcover I made…Hope to see you there! Meme

  • Allison March 11, 2010, 3:39 pm

    Painting garbage cans is one of the best ideas ever! Thanks for inspiring me.


  • Creative Decor by Brooke March 11, 2010, 4:36 pm

    You know alot of times I pass something up that is a great deal because it is the wrong color. I don’t always think of painting it. This was a great project.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Allison @ House of Hepworths March 11, 2010, 6:18 pm

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!


  • Dori March 11, 2010, 10:01 pm

    Wow! Love this idea!

  • Jessica Hills March 11, 2010, 10:19 pm

    I love to make things pretty with a coat of white paint! This is a classic example. I love it. I would love to have you join my Mclinky party Favorite Things Friday the 19th if you are interested!

  • Hootin' Anni March 12, 2010, 5:58 am

    Great….yes indeed….a multitude of mistakes can be covered with spray painting. LOL…been there, done that.

    My Show n Tell is just Springtime Flowers in our Yard A nice treat after a long, cold winter!! Stop over and ‘smell the roses’ with me if you can! I’d love your company!!

  • Sandi March 12, 2010, 9:27 am

    Wow! Love your garbage can! It’s almost too pretty to use! I love how a can of spray paint can transform something ugly into beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  • Kristi @ Creative Kristi March 12, 2010, 11:13 am

    I just love the power of spray paint! It’s quick, cheap & EASY!! I came over from The Shabby Nest! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

  • lori March 12, 2010, 11:41 am

    I have done things like that before… You have to love spray paint… It look great. Much better than the blue.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Pleas join me next week for another great party.


  • Susan March 12, 2010, 2:56 pm

    Isn’t spray paint the most wonderful thing invented….next to chocolate and pink roses I mean

  • Kim@cheapchichome March 12, 2010, 8:11 pm

    Phew, that was a close one :).

  • m March 13, 2010, 6:51 pm


    m ^..^

  • Andy Porter March 14, 2010, 10:33 am

    It look fabulous all white. I’ve totally been there when I start changing part of a project and realize, no, that’s not happening. That’s what I love about PAINT!

  • Sarah March 14, 2010, 7:10 pm

    Love it!!!
    God’s blessings,
    Sarah 😀

  • Wendy March 15, 2010, 12:05 pm

    Looks great! Cute can.

  • Rene March 15, 2010, 12:53 pm

    I love the trash can. I wish I had spray painting skils, we just don’t seem to get along.

  • Bonnie @ House of Grace March 15, 2010, 6:00 pm

    I just found your blog from BNOTP and I love it. I am your newest follower!

  • Sandy March 17, 2010, 4:31 am

    What was life like ‘without spray paint’… guess I’ll have to add that to the list.. you know, cell phones and pc’
    Nice work…I have several trash cans that could use a face lift..


  • mary March 17, 2010, 1:19 pm

    Great job!! I need to think about doing this to a few of my trash cans- they are looking pretty trashy!

  • jenjen March 17, 2010, 9:18 pm

    Very cute! It looks so much better in white. Great job!!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party. I really appreciate it!


  • Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking March 18, 2010, 9:28 pm

    Yes, LOVE it all creamy white!

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