May 7, 2012

trashcan makeover

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

everyone needs a bit of gold in their life!

keep reading to see this easy-peasy transformation...

before, our simple ikea trashcan:

a little help from my favorite rustoleum metallic spraypaint in brass (which is actually gold) and i'm left with...

the only problem with fancying up our trashcan is that now i don't want to throw any trash in it.

* mari
nope, you're not crazy.
this post was reformatted in september 2013.


  1. Which color of rust- oleum metallic spray paint did you use? R

    Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Burnished Brass Metallic Spray 7275830 or
    Rust-Oleum 239120 Spray Paint, Radiant Brass, 12 oz. or
    Rust-Oleum 7274830 Stops Rust Spray, 11 oz, Antique Brass

    Thank you!

    1. Hi ledreamer, it's the metallic line. the can has a shiny metallic cap. :)

  2. amazing! thank-you for the inspiration xx

  3. Hi. This is such a lovely color. Could you please let me know exactly which Rust-Oleum brass spray paint you used? There are unfortunately a few of them. Thanks!!

    1. Hi Katie, it's from their metallic line. it's the can with the shiny metallic caps. :)

  4. Your answer does not help me. Please look on your can and tell us exactly what it says. Thank You and Have a Blessed Day.

    1. Hi there, anonymous! It's the only one with a shiny cap, here's a link: http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/specialty/metallic-spray/

      Hope that helps!

  5. Hi Mari! Any tips while spray painting the outside and inside? I've never used one before and your post is getting me excited about my yeeeears old IKEA trash can that I've been wanting to throw out for the past year. Thank you Pinterest~