Sunday, March 6, 2011

Flowerpot Trashcan

Since we got our new floor a couple of weeks ago, I have been on a little bit of a mission to redo the look of our home.  One of the rooms I tackled was our half bath.  I love it so far but it’s not ready for the big reveal, but I wanted to show you one of the projects I made for it, that was SUPER easy and turned out great.  And that was the trashcan.  I wanted something cute, but trashcans that are cute are spendy.  I wasn’t about to spend $20 + dollars on a trashcan so I improvised and used a flowerpot instead.
The original flowerpot wasn’t white, but I wanted white flowers so I spray painted a little bit of it white.
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I’m not one of those lucky people who do vinyl stuff, and I don’t know anyone who does so I had to improvised. I found a flower that I like in my clipart and printed in out on clear contact paper.  Then I cut it out, peeled off the back and placed it on the flower pot. 
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Then I spray painted it with a metallic brown spray paint. I did two flowers one on each side.  I love how it turned out!
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16 comments:

Ashley W. said...

First off, Jamie, that turned out great! And secondly, GENIUS idea to use contact paper in place of vinyl! I LOVE it!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Great project! Plus, I love that it won't weigh a ton every time you empty it :)

Came over from CraftOManiac!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Very creative and looking cute...
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Faith Unraveled said...

omgosh that is so adorable! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Maggie said...

very cute!! love the contact paper idea. i didn't know you could print on it! :)

the cape on the corner said...

great idea! i found this great, large vase thing at homegoods and am using it as a trashcan in my bathroom, too. whatever works, right?!

Rachel said...

I learned something new thanks to your creativity, YOU CAN PRINT ON CONTACT PAPER!?!?! Amazing!
Thank you!!!
Followed your link from This and That!
~Rachel @ cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

I don't have a Silhouette either so thank you for the great project! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

Heather said...

What a great idea to use contact paper! I can't wait to try this! Thanks for the awesome idea :)

Mom Starting From Scratch said...

What a fabulous idea! I was just thinking I need a little trash can for my front foyer. And I KNOW I've got some flower pots I can repurpose. Thanks for posting your creativity. I love repurposing and staying out of the malls!

Mom Starting From Scratch said...

I'll try to remember to send you a link when I do this!

Naturally Me Creations said...

What a great idea to personalize a trashcan! I very seldom see ones that i actually like, or that fits into my decor - this is a super idea to get it matching! :)

I'd love it if you could link this up at my party this coming weekend... :)

shopannies said...

wow I love it would never have believed you started with a clean slate to have it end up looking totally different and very cool

April and Holly said...

Way to improvise!!! What a great idea! :) Super cute.

Krafty Kat said...

Well, aren't you smart? Thanks for sharing this!

Kat from California said...

I didn't know you could put contact paper through a printer. Wow that opens someone to all sorts of ideas. Thanks for sharing! Katharine