Say hello to my new kitchen trash can home! I’m so excited about this piece. My Dad built this for me, to hold my trash can in my kitchen. We have a dog, who likes to dig in the trash so for the past 4+ years I’ve been staring at my kitchen trash bin on my kitchen counter. #whatadrag. So when I found some plans on pinterest, I sent them to my Dad and said hey, let’s build this!
My Dad did all the work. He did alter the plans a little bit, if he wasn’t so secretive I’d share them with you. He made it more like the gal that posted the pin, as opposed to the original plans from Ana White, which can be found here. With his own little twist!
My Dad opted to put a wood bar inside that stops my front door from falling to the ground, it has a round screwed in removable piece that I can remove and pull the whole thing down, just in case something falls behind there, which is super nice. (you can see it below pulled up so I could put my front on the ground).
This is how it is normally “stopped” to just tilt out a little bit…
I love the way it drops down and stops! I’m so in love with this. I did all the staining and finishing myself! I used Minex English Chestnut, and a satin polyurethane coat. I didn’t want this to be a fancy shiny piece since it’s in my kitchen.
Being the impatient person that I am, I started immediately shopping for how to decorate my night stands after finally hanging my bargain mirrors last weekend, which I wrote about earlier in my blog!!! I am super excited how they turned out! I am always shopping for good deals, and was able to match my style and my color scheme at an affordable price. #doublepoints
I found the lamps at my local Ross store for a steal. It is a 24 inch table lamp, silver and crystal base with a gray shade. How perfect is this? Even better it was only $24.99!
Books and flowers are some of my favorite things so I knew I wanted to incorporate them somehow, without breaking the bank or my color scheme. The flower set I found at TJ Maxx for only $6.99! The book boxes are from Hobby Lobby, both discounted 50%, were $7.99 and $9.99. I absolutely had to have the love one when I saw it, being my bedroom, I love to express all things love!
I’m obsessed with my finished project, I hope you love it too. Spending just under $80 for a mirror, lamp, book boxes and flowers I feel like I most certainly didn’t break the bank! I feel accomplished and the need to have an adult, decorated bedroom fulfilled!!
Happy Saturday folks, I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!!!
We moved into a new house last September, all I really wanted was to give my bedroom a makeover. It used to be my least favorite room in the house, everything was modge podge, used, thrown together… Now it’s becoming my favorite, and I love it! I decided on a gray and white theme, I just love how clean, yet soft it looks. I had been searching for mirrors for above my nightstand for months, but being the bargain shopper I am, I had no intentions of spending over $50 a mirror and that’s all I was finding. Then I randomly walk into a Kirklands one day, and find these beauties for $29.99 each. That’s way more my price style! They can be purchased here. I had never shopped at a kirklands before, but I must say there are some pretty reasonable items in there!
We finally got around to hanging them today and I am in love!!! Now I can start decorating my night stands. What should I put here guys? Stay tuned for updates!!