{Ditto} DIY : Designer Inspired Trash Cans

Happy Monday, y’all! I’m jumping in on the Ditto DIY fun again today! The challenge this month is to create a “trash receptacle with designer details”. Yup. We already beautified a toilet nook, so why not do the same with a trash can? ;)

Ditto DIY trash can challenge

 A trash can is one of those overlooked items in a room. It’s usually a purely functional item that you don’t think much about, or want to spend much money on. The beautiful ones are crazy expensive, so I’ve always bought cheap, plastic, eyesores. If you look at photos of designer spaces in magazines or on Pinterest, you may start to notice that they always have beautiful trash cans. Beauty lies in the details; and when we pay attention to those details {even ones that seem silly}, a space appears put together and cohesive.

one fancy garbage pail {via}

 

I love these recycling bins {via}

Now, try to picture those spaces with plastic trash cans. It’s not quite the same, is it? So, I took on the challenge to create a designer inspired bucket o’ trash. We’re still working on pulling all of the details together for our master bath makeover. I’ve been wanting to add a few patterns here and there, and the trash cans were a great place to start.

I found some grey trash cans at the Target Dollar Spot for $3 each and thought they would be oh so cute with some gold polka dots. I tried cutting vinyl for the first time on my new Cricut machine {so much fun! I’ve thought of about 642 things I can add vinyl to now!}. I ordered a roll of gold vinyl from the Silhouette shop when they were running their 40% off sale {it doesn’t matter where you get your vinyl or what brand it is, so hunt for a good deal}.

{Ditto} DIY : Designer Inspired Trash Cans

 You will also need a couple of items for applying the vinyl decals. I used transfer tape from Silhouette {but you can also use painters tape or contact paper} and a pan scraper. You may also want an Exacto knife if you plan on any of your dots to run off the side.

{Ditto} DIY : Designer Inspired Trash Cans

 

{Ditto} DIY : Designer Inspired Trash Cans

{Ditto} DIY : Designer Inspired Trash Cans

{Ditto} DIY : Designer Inspired Trash Cans

 

The vinyl is really easy to apply. There wasn’t much rhyme or reason to where I placed the polka dots. I just eyeballed the spacing and placement. I’m a lazy crafter and I don’t do math, so trying to get perfect rows was out of the question for me. I’m quite please with the result, though!

{Ditto} DIY : Designer Inspired Trash Cans

And here is a look at a sort of “before and after” to give you a good picture of how a beautiful trash bin really can make a difference!

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Have a wonderful day! 

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