Hello fellow fishies,
I hope you’re doing well.
I thought I’d show you what I came up with for my kitchen garbage can problem. When I moved into the rental, & begun taking measurements of the cabinets, I quickly realized I had a major problem. The room underneath my kitchen sink had too many pipes, & there would be no way to fit a trash can underneath. I was so aggravated. I have a problem with the garbage can being out in the open. I think it’s unattractive, but @ this point I had no other options, than to have it out in the open.
I’ve had this trash can for several years. I have always kept it out on my lanai, so I didn’t care too much about the look of it. I found it in the trash (no pun intended) & It had some rust. I don’t know if you’ve ever priced these type of trash cans (stainless steel) but I have & they’re pricey. Even if you buy them @ Walmart, they’re pricey. I’ve seen the prices vary from about $45.00-$150.00 for a 13 gallon size.
I decided that since I already had this can, & we were downsizing significantly, I might as well use what I have & save $. I love the look of typography right now, & saw this look on the trash cans in the New York subway when I went on my last visit.
I painted over the whole can with stainless steel spray paint. The exact brand & color I used is @ the bottom of this post. Then I measured where I wanted the word to be, & taped the stencil on the can with painters tape. Then I traced each stencil with a black sharpie.
I then sponged each stencil with white outdoor craft paint. Make sure you layer the paint on. Apply a light coat, let dry & then repeat. When the paint is PARTLY dry, remove the stencil. Do not let the paint dry completely before removing the stencil.
It probably sounds funny that I painted on areas to make the can look rusted. It had rust everywhere when I started. I painted over the rust & then made it look rusted again. That makes sense, right? Hahaha
After I was finished, I sprayed the whole thing with clear polyurethane to seal it.
You could also do this with any plastic garbage cans that you might have.