Friday, May 18, 2012

Paris Waste Bin

I am not sure I like the way this turned out, but it's okay because I am putting it in my office to maybe help me keep my scraps more organized.  That means instead of having them all over the floor and nearby areas by my copier, I can drop them right into this receptacle, and since it has a large opening, there is no way I can miss.
I found this at a yard sale.  The way it started out is the final picture in this grouping.  It was ugly pine.  I'll go to Wal-mart and get a trash bin to place inside the cabinet.  The top lifts up to deposit the trash and then when you want to empty it, you open the doors and remove the whole bin.

The color I chose is called So Cool.  It's a Valspar paint I bought at Do-It Center.  Then I used a plain Jane stencil I purchased at Michael's Craft Store and stenciled my pattern in white.
The brown splotches are supposed to look like worn wood spots.  I have seen this done and have wanted to try it.  I had nothing to lose so this was my experimental attempt.  Okay, now I am over it.  Won't do it again.  Next time I'll use my sander like I am used to.

Below you can see the white stenciled pattern.  I rummaged through my acrylic paints and found a metallic paint called Champagne.  I love champagne so I decided to give the color a try.  I just went over the stenciled white and kind of filled in randomly with the champagne color.
Next I used an acrylic paint called Wicker.  It's sort of a brown beige color.  I just used the liner brush and sort of randomly outlined the stencil.

Below is the picture of how it started.  Super ugly.  So whatever I did to this piece was an improvement to say the least.  I'll keep working on my painting skills, but in the meantime maybe I can get better organized with this little treasure.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


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12 comments:

Candy said...

I think she turned out great.......love the stenciling. GOOD JOB!!!

Inma M. said...

Me encanta el color que as usado y como te ha quedado.
buen fin de semana¡¡¡

Gail said...

I think it looks great Maggie! Enjoy your weekend, Gail

NanaDiana said...

That turned out great, Maggie. I absolutely love it...color and stencil! Perfect for "clean up"...xo Diana

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think it's a huge improvement, Maggie! Great color and I love the stencils you used.

srpprcrftr said...

Your waste bin turned out awesome compared to how it started out, way better. No wonder somebody got rid of it. Good thing you have vision to fix it up. Looking good. Color great too.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Maggie,

It's an amazing difference! I love it. WOW!!!

Dee

twelve-O-eight said...
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twelve-O-eight said...

Here from BNOTP, what a great before and after! Love the color and the project is just beautiful. Your latest follower, Tanya :)

Small Holdings Farm said...

Your bin turned out very well...much improved. I too try different paint techniques and continue to try and improve. I applaud you for trying something new. I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me back. Sherron

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com said...

Well, you must love your trash, because that is the prettiest waste bin cabinet I have ever seen! It's glorious!

Thank you for linking it up at our link party: http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ As always, I love your ideas, and look forward what you'll bring us this week, as a brand new party will open today!

Swede Dreamer said...

That could not be any cuter! You did such a good job! Angie