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Scandinavian Trash Can DIY

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

I love this style of scandinavian design. It’s usually bright, sildenafil check simple and adorable. I wanted a way to bring those elements into my home and I thought, why not paint a trash can!? I had seen something similar a while back and I really liked the idea of it, but I didn’t want to have to buy it somewhere, especially when I knew it would be easy enough to do at home. I tried it out and am happy to report that with the help of Joyelle and her amazing design skills, I was able to make what I wanted, at home!

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

To make this for yourself, you will need:

Garbage Can – I bought mine from Ikea

Scandinavian Style free printable (Stencil 1, Stencil 2)

Acrylic Paint

Paint brushes

Pencil

Exacto knife

Some TIME

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

1 – To start, print out your design. I printed each sheet of 11×7 onto a thicker card stock so that it would be more sturdy for stencilling. Then you will cut out all of the black with a sharp exacto knife. Take your time and make it as clean as possible.

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

2 – Once your design is cut out, place it on your can and line it up so that it is as high as you’d like it and as centered as it can be between the two handles. Tape it gently onto the can and then, using your pencil, trace the stencil onto the can.

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

Repeat with the bottom and with the other side. I decided to do the birds on one side and the bunny on the other side. You could simply do one side (which would save you time!) or you could use the same design on both sides. Up to you!

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

3 – When your design is drawn on, you are ready to paint! Choose your colours, set yourself up and spend your time painting a couple layers for each colour to make it as solid looking as possible. This took me a couple of evenings. So if you have a TV show you’ve been wanting to catch up on – now’s your chance!

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

I decided to add a bit more detail after I painted the original design on. Some extra dots, some triangles and a free hand lid style (drawn by my lovely husband) made it look even sweeter! The blue was my least favourite colour to work with. It may have just been my paint but it looked a little less sharp than the other colours. But…I think it still looks pretty great!

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

So pretty.

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

Scandinavian Trash Can DIY || Oh Lovely Bows

There you have it! A simple, bright and decorative design to spruce up any home. Although this can was made for garbage – I just can’t bring myself to using it for that since I’ve worked so hard on it. So it will be used for storage and decoration. Way better choice I think! I would feel so bad chucking trash into this beauty every day. I plan to spray it with a protective coat eventually, but for now I will let it sit and be a pretty storage bin.

Happy Friday!

xo

Cori Anne

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply Teresa May 8, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    That’s one good lookin’ ikea hack.

  • Reply Joyelle May 8, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    gurlllll, that looks so goood!

    • Reply Cori Anne May 8, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      cuz your design is b-a-u-tiful!!

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