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garbages and krylon

so. i’m trying to clean out my inbox. i have about 90 drafts and it’s a bit overwhelming. i start post i already have started and i forget to post things and they sit there for weeks. (poor lonely posts) so i’m weeding out some guest posts i have done! this one was for  diy club!

so, i occasionally do some work at a kids dentist office here in town. 

and i was sprucing up the bathrooms…just a little touch up of paint.

and thought that the garbages need a little sprucing up as well…

so i took loads of krylon spray paint

and got to it… (oh…look at that green grass. come back green grass!)

for the lids i used my cricut and some contact paper and made a stencil….

and used painter’s tape for the rest….

lots…and lots of painter’s tape….(i would put on one..spray paint…add another layer..spray with a different color…and repeated!)
they are so fun!
this is the boy bathroom
and the girls (didn’t realize i didn’t get a wide shot of it!…but it’s the toothfairy’s dressing room)

(this is before i touched it up! it’s now a shade darker!)

i think i always have a scowl on my face.

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.


  1. I bet the kiddo at the dentist office loves their restrooms.


  2. What a fantastic idea!! Now I think I will spruce up my ugly eye sore of a trash can! Thanks!

  3. wow! That's so awesome! I think any kid would love that! P.S. I've missed checking out your blog.

  4. Mrs. Robinson says:

    so CUTE! I have a ton of drafts in my box as well..gotta start getting rid of them. I really like the idea of sprucing up TRASH CANS! Great idea!

  5. Tiffani Rose says:

    How cute!! That would be great for a kids bathroom at home too just to add a pop ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I love your blog. I just came across it a few days ago. I have been reading every update since. I really really do love all of your ideas and crafts. LOVE!!!

    My only problem and I just thought you might want to know this is that it is really slow to load. With two kids a messy house and my own list of craft projects, it is hard to have patients when a site loads slow.

    Please don't take that wrong, your site is beautiful, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your content. I just thought you would want to know.

    Keep blogging, We will keep reading and crafting.

  7. [email protected] says:

    Okay those bathrooms are the SHIZZLE!

    p.s. your site isn't slow to load.

    Someone might need a better internet connection.

  8. WOW……those bathrooms are SUPER Awesome!!! Very Cool!

    Love the garbage can idea.

  9. Oh my gosh… everything is awesome!!
    Love the bathrooms!

  10. I love this! I want to do it for garbage & recycle cans. ^^

  11. The Girls from Whimsically Homemade says:

    Hey there! Just wanted to let you know we featured you in our Favorite Find Fridays post over at Whimsically Homemade. We used one of your pictures and linked back to you. If that's a problem let us know and we'll remove it immediately. Thanks for your great inspiration!

  12. I just saw your garbage cans and love them. We have had the same white one since hubby and I married. I made a comment about painting them and he thought I bumped my head. They look fantastic.

  13. I love these garbage cans! Especially the purple one. I’m new to the whole DIY thing so forgive the question but how did you do the contact tape thing? You put it on and then spray painted it? Because with the purple one I see you still have some of the white can showing so I don’t see how you were able to keep it like that and just get the tape purple and vice versa.

    • i use the contact tape as a stencil. so if you want it all purple…you spray paint purple… then cut out the design in transfer tape or contact paper and lay it down and spray it with another color! good luck

  14. *LOVE* this idea! The bathrooms are over the top cute too!


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