We have my family coming for Christmas, as they often do. This means I spend most of December preparing for house guests. This may sound strange, but I am so thankful that I have a long list of things to do. Having guests really forces you to get things done that otherwise you may have let slide. My guest rooms need to be in tip top shape, my fridge and freezer need to be in more manageable shape than they usually are, and the whole house needs sprucing along with Christmas decorating!
This sends me around the house looking at things as though through someone else’s eyes. It helps me clear clutter, but also forces me to deal with stuff that bugs me and I ignore the rest of the year. Today’s project falls into that category.
I LOVE my laundry room. I really, really do. My wonderful husband installed stock cabinetry from Home Depot when we first moved in to make the room more like a butler’s pantry. For parties we use it as an auxiliary bar, I store a lot of my entertaining supplies there, as well as cleaning and laundry items.
It is in this room that my eyesore of a plastic garbage can lives. I have had it since I was first married and it has moved several times with us. It’s a plain white trash bin. But over the years it has become less than white, regardless of cleaning attempts. So I went for my faithful spray paint. I found a hammered bronze-ish tone and simply sprayed it. Just the fact that it looks clean and fresh makes me happy!
Do you have something in your house that works structurally but needs a facelift? Why not stop by the depot, grab a can of spray paint and give it a go? Have a beautiful day! ~Alyson