Recently, I was inspired to clean out a cabinet at
~ No. 9257 ~
I found an extra trash bin that I wanted to use in the grandkids room, but it was (oh so) plain. Sometimes I long for the calming, clean lines and not so busy look, but in this room I was going for color.
So, my project for the day was to turn this boring white trash can into something a tad more cheery.
Here is what I started with...
I had some ball fringe on hand that was left over from helping my daughter-in-love decorate our 2nd grand baby's nursery...take a look at that project! :)
The B was cut using my Cricut.
I had several of them on hand too and was happy to find a purpose for one of the monogram letters.
Next, it was time for colorful POLKA DOTS!
I used the circle dabbers and craft paint for these...
Then it was time to bring out the Mod Podge!
I glued the monogram B to the center...but after looking at it I just wasn't satisfied! =( It sorta looked like it just threw up polka dots everywhere! Ha!
The polka dots were too small and I wanted some that were larger...scrapbook paper and my circle puncher helped me out. I also jazzed it up by adding ball fringe to the top...
What else to do to it?
I still thought it needed another touch of something. So, out came my black paint again to distress it a bit.
Oooops! Got a little carried away with the distressing technique! The top looked "messy"...
Never fear...mistakes don't scare me!
I pulled out the nail polish remover to take the paint off.
(Remember, I have had to do this a time or two before!)
And this is how it looks with the other room decor...
It's too cute to put trash in now... =)