DIY Designer Trash Can

While we were on our honeymoon, my husband renovated his office. His office was in dire need of a makeover. It was fully functional, but the style and decor had long since gone out of style {think 1990s}. He was going to have to close for the week while we were gone anyways so he thought it was a good time to renovate since he would have to close for that too. Knock out two birds with one stone.

Minus a few phone calls on our honeymoon, the renovation didn’t cause too much stress or anxiety while we were trying to relax in paradise. There are still a few updates and things we’re waiting on to be completed, but once they are, I can’t wait to do a little reveal. The after is definitely amazingly better and drastically different than the before!

There are a few small updates I’ve been trying to help with. One of which was helping update the bathroom accessories.

DIY Designer Trash Can

I was able to find some cute countertop accessories at Target to hold hand towels, etc. But one thing that definitely needed to be updated was the trash can.

DIY Designer Trash Can

This thing had probably been in there since the late 1980s. The cream color just didn’t go with the new pretty bathroom. But, believe it or not, a tall bathroom trash can just doesn’t exist. I searched high and low and could only find teeny tiny bathroom trash cans or industrial plastic trash cans. Neither of which would work.

But, there wasn’t anything functionally wrong with the trash can that was in there, it just didn’t look pretty. So what does a DIYer do? Bust out the spray paint of course.

DIY Designer Trash Can

With a little trusty oil rubbed bronze, I gave this beauty one glossy coat.

DIY Designer Trash Can

Leaving it like that would have been just fine, but I wanted it to look like a designer trash and fit in with the designer look of the bathroom. So I decided to add a pretty gold band at the very bottom.

I made sure to cover the whole top of the trash can with a trash bag to avoid getting any gold spray paint remnants on my freshly painted oil rubbed bronze.

DIY Designer Trash Can

I used a little rustoleum metallic gold spray paint at the bottom.

DIY Designer Trash Can

Here’s the pretty after. Nothing drastic or life changing, but it looks much better and was a cheap solution.

DIY Designer Trash Can

You can see it in its new glory residing in the bathroom.

DIY Designer Trash Can

The oak baseboards are one of the things we are waiting on to be completed. Those will soon be stained a darker color to go with the rest of the updates.

Stay tuned for more pictures!

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