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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Popcorn Tin to Trash Can

Hi Y'all. My new friend Tiffany was kind enough to invite me over to guest post at Living Savvy. In case you missed it, here it is. My latest repaint is one of those unfinished projects that I just never seem to get time to do...tell me I'm not the only one who has a garage full of "things to do"....someday!! I've had this popcorn can around since Christmas, and I just couldn't bear to throw out a useful container...even though I didn't have a plan....Yet! 
The popcorn was gone the first day!
Since my sweet daughter Amelia loves turquoise, and I had an extra can of Valspar, I decided to repurpose this popcorn tin into a trash can for her room. And in case you didn't know....Valspar has the BEST spray paint ever! No kidding....this stuff sprays so smooth with no little spurts or droplets....it's part of their "Easy Spray Technology" ....and it works! My favorite Valspar color is "Exotic Sea" and that is what I'm using today...
"Exotic Sea" by Valspar
The BEST spray paint ever!
I primed, painted gloss white, and then grabbed my stencil and "Exotic Sea"....


For some reason I always make a mess when I stencil...is that unusual? Anyway, I had to touch up several places with some white acrylic, but I finally had a trash can...






This simple makeover only took a few hours...my favorite kind. Amelia loves her new refuse container....can't bear to call this a trash can anymore. What have you painted lately?...tell me all about it. I love all the feedback and getting to know y'all better. All you new friends have an invite to follow me, so we can connect...let me know and I'll follow you too. 
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25 comments:

Diane said...

Wow, that was amazing! I too have a popcorn can waiting to be transformed and your post got me inspired! Thanks!

PitterAndGlink said...

What a great idea! I need a trashcan for my newly redecorated craft room! Now to find a popcorn can... :)

Courtenay@Creek Line House said...

I've tried to "like" you on FB a couple of times, but the link won't seem to work for me. :( Anyway, love your trash can re-do. I did one with twine a month ago or so and it was a pretty big hit. People just love trash cans.... er... refuse containers!

Ritu Dua said...

Beautiful way to reuse things! I too love recycling and creating art out of trash...appreciate your work and so am 'following'!

Emily (NewYork) said...

I saw this on Tiffany's blog - it looks soo great! What a simple project with completely awesome results! Thanks for sharing this idea :)

Carri said...

This was really awesome.. I love it.. you always have so many great idea's..
Thanks for sharing...


Carri
simplydonewright.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Neat...I love that idea. I have several of these but I use them to store my Christmas stuff in, they are protected really well that way. Next one I get though I will keep this in mind.

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

This turned out really cute! I'll have to remember this next time I get a big tin of popcorn!

Apsolutely Me! said...

I love the color and the stencil!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Beautiful job!!! What a fantastic idea. Megan

Kathe said...

Amazing what a can of spray paint can do! I love that Exotic Sea color as well as the stencil!
I'd love it if you stopped by and linked this up to my new linky party here
http://www.kathewithane.com/2012/05/youre-gonna-love-tuesday-3.html

Maria said...

What a great idea!!! I love the color and the stencil, and the finished product looks great!!!!

Hubba said...

Love it looks great I love the colors! I'm a new follower coming from a Tuesday blog hop, I would love if you followed me back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

Rachel (Lines Across) said...

This is such a good idea... I love that stencil and the color too. I featured this on my Facebook page today.

http://www.facebook.com/linesacross

Thanks so much for sharing.

My best friends blog said...

This is such a great idea! We are your newest follower! We would love if you would follow us over at http://mybest-friendsblog.blogspot.com/

Eva {Tales of the Scotts} said...

These are SO pretty. What a great use for leftover tins!

Tisha said...

This is a fantastic upcycle! I love the colors and the stencil. Where did you find that stencil - I have been wanting that pattern for some furniture in my daughter's room? I'm featuring this on my Show & Tell Superstars pinterest board. Thanks for linking up!

twelve-O-eight said...

I love your redo, the color and stencil is beautiful! I am a new reader, creating over at http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com

Tanya :)

Peggy of Plush Nest said...

I jumped over from Domestically Speaking's Poawer of Paint Party- this is just what we need in our nursery! Thanks for the inspiration! (I'll make my hubby do the spray painting or wait until after baby is here)

Chase the Star said...

I love this! Going to make a version of this for each of my kid's rooms! Very creative!

Your talent has been featured at: http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com/2012/05/last-weeks-link-up-features.html thanks for linking up!
Barbara @ Chase the Star

Jennifer said...

Now I know what to do with my tins!! Brilliant! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share! Featuring this in tomorrow's party!

Christine said...

Lori = GENIUS!!! Not only is this a great idea... but it's also so darn pretty! I don't think I would be able to bring myself to actually put trash in it hehe

Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!

Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

So so cute! Nice job!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a Dime. Hope to see you link up next Tuesday!! (I'm pinning this.)

Our Little Orphanage C said...

Love it and the mercury glass. I found you through Live, laugh, rowe bloggy party and I'm now following you. Again, Love it!.

Regina

Our Little Orphanage C said...

Love it and the mercury glass. I found you through Live, laugh, rowe bloggy party and I'm now following you. Again, Love it!.

Regina