Chevron Trash Can

I admit I am a late blomer when it comes to trends.  Most of the time it takes a while for me to warm up to a new idea.  Then by the time I love it the fad is over.  So I am finally jumping on the chevron bandwagon…about 6 months late.  I decided a yard sale trash can needed a little zigzag inspiration on it.  I know I went through all this work for a trash can but that is what I do.  I can’t help it, it is in my DNA to spray paint everything in site. Introducing my new Chevron painted trash can…

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{SQUUUUEAL!!!} Oh the power of a can of spray paint!


Nasty Ghetto Trash Can

Krylon Peacock Blue spray paint

Krylon Metallic Silver spray paint

Krylon Gloss White spray paint

Rustoleum Clean Metal Primer

Silhouette machine

Chevron pattern purchased from the Silhouette store.

I found this trash can at a yard sale for $.50.  I know I can’t believe I actually purchased someone’s trash can.  Ewwwww! Gross! I couldn’t help it.  It was cheap and I loved the shape of it.  And of course after fumigating it with some spray paint I knew it would be sanitized and beautiful {snicker}.


1.  I cleaned the can first with some soap and water and let it dry.

2.  Then I took the can apart from the wire based and sprayed them both with Rustoleum Clean Metal Primer.

3.  Then I sprayed the can part with Krylon White and the wire part Krylon Metallic Silver.

4.  Then I used my Silhouette machine with the purchased chevron pattern from the Silhouette store and cut it out with some Silhouette vinyl. 


5.  I didn’t use transfer tape.  I found it was easier to apply them by hand.  I burnished them in place to make sure they were adhered well.

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6.  Then I tape off the top with some Scotch Tape with the plastic sheeting attached.  Then I blasted it with some Krylon Peacock Blue spray paint.

7.  While the paint was still wet I pulled off the vinyl.  That is the key to getting clean, crisp lines.

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I had a few touch ups to do and then I connected the base with the can.

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Trashy is now in style!  I can now upgrade my Dollar Tree wicker basket in my bathroom with this new beauty.

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So am I over the top? Do you love it? Hate it? Think I am crazy for going through all that for a trash can?

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