Projects & Improvements

Before & After: From Boring Black to Glam Gold

published Oct 14, 2011
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I discovered this wonderful little project on Merrilee’s blog and had to share. With a mesh trash can and a can of gold spray paint you’ll be ready to transform one sad little wastebasket into a chic and functional storage bin! I realize this probably sounds like a recipe for disaster, but the outcome is quite stunning.

(Image credit: Lindsay Tella)

Involving no more than a fresh coat of paint, this DIY is a fairly simple undertaking. While it is technically a wastebasket, I think the result is too pretty to muddle up with garbage. It looks great as a container for wrapping paper or other arts and crafts supplies. There’s something about the warm metallic bin against the cool grey walls that really make this piece pop.

Check out all the details on Merrilee’s blog — Mer Mag: From Boring to a …

Images via Mer Mag