Okay, so bad pun.
This is about trash.
Or, rather, what the trash goes in.
Now I just need to show you.
And I do know that not everything in a house needs to be messed with or 'modified' to look better,
no matter how much our DIY-ness tries to tell us otherwise.
But sometimes you just need to do something that you know will make you smile every time you see it.
Whether people think you're silly or not.
And this one might get me some silly points.
I got so tired of our boring white trash can that is the first thing you see (or hit) on the way into the kitchen.
There's really no other place to put it.
So, it's there to stay.
Why not give it a little edge?
I guess it also shows you my kitchen in more real-life mode with the empty boxes and papers lying everywhere.
Hey, at least the sink is clean.
But, gasp, that boring white trashcan!!
It can't be the first thing into the kitchen and be so...normal. :)
I decided to try my hand at spraypainting vinyl (I mean, does it get any better than that??)
and cut my letters out with my cricut but left them with the negative portion still on.
It was easier to paint that way than individual letters.
I painted them in glossy black and let them dry for, oh two minutes while they dried.
One thing Arkansas heat is good for...drying time.
And, my little boring trash can suddenly had instant personality.
And, in case anyone was wondering where the trashcan is...
well, they really can't miss it now.
And if they do, we all get to give them pointed looks until they finally realize it's labeled all for them :)
I guess I could have gone more 'vintage' and found some fancy french or italian word for trash.
But, well, it's trash.
And painting that hunk of plastic would have been 'shoot-me' worthy.
So the vinyl is my best friend :)
Granted, it's not something that will last forever.
But, who wants to keep a trashcan forever anyhow?
And for now, it makes me smile every time I walk into the room.
And that, my friends, is the fabulous bonus side of being a DIY-er.
You can do random things to every day items that just plain make you happy.
And, quite possibly, make your husband look at you funny.
While I was at it,
I spraypainted an 'R' red to go on little man's door.
He's way into R's lately.
And now you totally know which room is his.
Does this count as 'labeling'?
And if so, is labeling my son's room a bad thing??
Monograms are never a bad thing...so I guess that's my answer :)
(On a side note, this was the worst thing ever to get a picture of. A random door in a narrow hallway with no natural light? You're lucky I could even make my camera snap one of it)
What's the most random thing you've ever 'modified'?
Don't forget to check out the newest free printable I've put out!!
Hope you enjoy it :)