Ok, so this isn't a project of anything I made or repurposed, but it is about achieving "the look" without the cost.
For our upstairs bathroom I really wanted a vintage, metal trash can that looks like this one. Well, truthfully I've wanted one for a long time, not just for the bathroom. There's just something about them, I love the style. Anyhoo...in this case, vintage equaled "out of my price range." I found this one on Etsy for $60. Maybe some day we'll be in a comfortable enough place financially that I can spend $60 on a garbage can, but for now that's just not a possibility.
(I apologize, I don't remember who's Etsy shop this was. I found this picture months
and months ago and didn't save the link anywhere)
So.......what's a girl to do? Well, nothing at first. I just lived without. And everytime I walked in my bathroom my eye would go to the corner where the cheapie white plastic one sat and I would wish upon a star that I had a vintage trash can.
Then one day, I saw a sales ad for a local dollar store.........the heavens opened and a beam of light shone upon this little beauty.
I'm sure you know that was a bit exaggerated, but the point is I found this "knock off" for $1! Granted, it's flimsy plastic and the slightest extra bit of pressure of pushing the garbage down further in the can because I'm too lazy to empty it makes it bulge out and I then have to reshape it. BUT......as my husband would sarcastically say, "It looks good."
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