Updated Waste Basket

One of my ongoing projects is decorating the bathroom in silver & white.  It’s taking me a little longer than I’d anticipated, but I’m happy with how it’s coming along.

I’ve always got my eye out for items that I can customize.  This project was perfect for the bathroom.  I found this waste basket on one of my trips to the thrift store.  It still had the original Target tag on the bottom, and at $1.99 I couldn’t pass it up.  It had potential.  This is how I changed a plain Jane into something with a little sparkle.

Silver & white waste basket

This is what the waste basket looked like when I brought it home.  There were worn areas on the edges & stains on the inside.

          Updated Waste Basket

Updated Waste Basket

I scrubbed it inside & out, but it still needed some help.   The first thing I did was give it 2 coats of white spray paint.

Updated Waste Basket

I could have left it like this, but I had other plans.  I measured the waste basket 2″ up from the bottom, and 2″ down from the top.  (I wanted a silver band to be at the top & the bottom)

Updated Waste Basket

Then I met the pencil marks with painter’s tape.  I met the painter’s tape at the corners & taped them together so that they stuck out.  This way it would be easy to remove & didn’t get in the way of the paint.

Updated Waste Basket

I pressed the painter’s tape down tightly so that none of the paint would seep under it.

Updated Waste Basket

Then I covered the body of waste can with some card stock.  I really should have taped it down, but I was in a hurry to get it done before it rained.

Updated Waste Basket

While browsing Walmart, this caught my eye.  It was glitter tape that was in the Washi tape section.  It just jumped out at me.  And now I had the perfect project to use it on.

Updated Waste Basket

I applied it to the area where the silver paint met the white paint at the top & bottom.

Updated Waste Basket           Updated Waste Basket

It was starting to come together, but it was still missing something.  I have a love of roses, and because my Patron Saint is St. Therese, “the little flower” there is a rose in every room of my home.  It was just logical for me to add roses to the waste can.

I got out a rose stencil, some silver paint & a sponge.

St. Therese, "the little flower"          St. Therese, "the little flower"

I dabbed silver paint over the stencil.  I really should have dabbed most of the paint off of the sponge, but it’s only paint.  It came out a little thick.

Updated Waste Basket           St. Therese, "the little flower"

The rose seemed a little lost, so I free handed some leaves, stems & rosebuds around the rose.

St. Therese, "the little flower"

So one end of the waste basket has roses, and the other 3 sides are plain.

Silver & white waste basket

It fits like it was made for the space in the bathroom.

Updated Waste Basket

I apologize for the blurry pictures, but I still haven’t found the new camera that I want.

Updated Waste Basket

A little bit of paint & some Washi Tape turned the plain waste basket into something that fits the room perfectly.

On to the next project.

Happy Creating everyone.

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