Tuesday, June 21, 2011

a trashy make-over



know I should be packing, but something about this move has inspired me.  I have projects going left and right.  Hopefully I'll get an extra dose of energy to get everything done in the knick of time.



Honey has held onto this trash can since he was a little boy.  It was headin' to the garbage pile...actually in my arms ready to be tossed when I remembered seeing this.  My friend Melody did the most amazing tutorial for a trash can redo.  She used a 5 gallon bucket, but I figured this cowboy can would do the trick nicely.




Better already!



Then you slap on some paint.  Doesn't have to be pretty.




Cut some pretty papers or fabric into a scallop design and then ModPodge the heck out of it.  I hated this part.  Decoupage glue and I don't mix.  It's like impossible to get rid of all the wrinkles and bubbles, but you know what?  It doesn't matter.  You can't mess up this project!





When it's all dry, write out some of your favorite sayings with a permanent marker and voila!  From trash to treasure literally.  I can see it in my studio now;)  Can you believe it used to say Dallas Cowboys??





Have a blessed day.




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39 comments:

  1. Does this have my name on it? :) So cute. Get packin' girlfriend.

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  2. Very cute. Did you husband like it, hah.

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  3. how fun is that!?! look at you...doing projects when you should be packing...my kinda girl :)

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  4. Cute, cute cute!! I'm sure Troy Aikman would also approve.

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  5. my mikey is a dallas fan...i'm not going to tell him what you did ;)

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  6. LOVE it! I am now going to be on the look out for a trash can to do this to!

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  7. Great idea!! It turned out so cute! You've got my wheels spinning...

    XOXO,
    Angie from Ohio

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  8. I'm so excited to see this!! I just finished my desk last night, and I'll be photographing it today... so excited. We are really two peas in a pod girl.

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  9. SO very COOL!!!! :o)

    Thank you for sharing!!

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  10. Becky, regarding the LOVE pillow from TJ Maxx shown in your previous post, did you get that recently or have you had it awhile? I'd like to get one. Love, love, love. Thanks, Mona @ peaceandquilts@gmail.com

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  11. Love seeing
    what that sweet
    mind comes up
    with! I still
    have a few of my
    "big boy's" bits
    and pieces from
    his boyhood. Love
    that B. let you
    do what you wanted
    with it!
    xx Suzanne

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  12. Oh so much better! I'm just not a fan of football;)

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  13. ha. I was just thinking about Mel's tutorial the other day! I want to do one too...and yes, moving does inspire you to do lots of new projects! Yay!

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  14. You are way to fun and so stinkin creative! Love that about you!

    p.s. I am needing a cuff....but....I haven't ordered one because I want it different....needing the leather be one long skinny so I can wrap a couple of times on the ole wrist....is that possible? Yes, I know you are moving and you need not address this now, but I have wanted something from your collection for a very long time now that says simple "Shine". Just saying I do. So send me an email and let me know your thoughts.

    Happy Day to You!

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  15. Haha - this is so great!!! Love it, locking it away in the ol' memory bank! ♥

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  16. SOOO cute! The bright colors make me happy :)

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  17. So cute! My BFF was supposed to be packing yesterday too but instead she spent her day making a handmade gift for a friend! I just love crafty women!!

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  18. Did you just spray paint over the Dallas Cowboys?! Oh no! noooooo!!! :)

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  19. love it becky! i'm a huge fan of anything bright and colorful so you played with my heart stings today ;) cute idea!

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  20. Now this is my kind of craft - cheap AND fool-proof. You had me in mind! I love it... It's so stinkin' (its a trash can, after all) adorable! Hardly worthy of trash. If I was a wealthy women I'd hire you to redo my house.

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  21. I am certain that you relieved a lot of stress by taking the time to be artsy/craftsy. Good for you!
    xo, Cheryl

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  22. It turned out darling....love the colors!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  23. Does your husband know you did this? Becky...the Cowboys!!!

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  24. OMG ~ I love it! It will be perfect in your studio! xo

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  25. CAAAYOOOT! What an adorable trash can it is now!

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  26. this is sooooo you! it will be perfect in your studio!

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  27. Oh cute!!
    You turn everything into sunshine!!

    Deborah xoxo

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  28. What a darling project, Becky! LUV this! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  29. I love your new trash can. Very artsy and very cheerful. I'm sure that this will look beautiful in your new studio. :)

    Mary

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  30. Super cute! Now I'm trying to think what I could do that to. :)

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  31. Cute project! I'm guessing your hubby won't use that in his guy space any longer. :) Yay for Mod Podge. I'm just starting my second online class with Brave Girls Club and I'm pulling out my crafty stash again. I'm an emotional gal myself and I'm getting choked up for you with the good-bye's. Have you read Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist? She talks about (obviously) the bittersweet parts of life..and does it in such an uplifting way.

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  32. Catching up on your blog and don't know where to begin commenting because every post has stuck a chord with me, but as Houston girl (who grew up booing the Cowboys), this project cracked me up! A great use of a Cowboys trash can! :)

    Xo,
    Linsey

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  33. This is beautiful. And I am so with you on ModgePodge. I have been much happier with watered down Elmers Glue.

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  34. beautiful! love it!
    patty@findingserendipity

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  35. Brilliant! I am also happy that I am not the only one who does not get along with Mod Podge!

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