On a recent thrifting excursion to the local Goodwill store, I picked up this "fishy" plastic trash can for 99¢. Once home with my treasure, I began to tape off the top and bottom edges of the can with FrogTape. This green tape is more expensive than the blue painter's tape but it is amazing and will leave perfect painted edges! No paint seepage like the blue stuff.
|FrogTape/newspaper to leave white strip on |
outer top edge and to protect interior of can
|FrogTape/newspaper to leave white outer bottom |
edge and to protect bottom
The next step was to prime the trash can with Krylon Maxx Ultimate Coverage primer. I bought mine at Walmart.
|Two coats of primer: Krylon Maxx Ultimate Coverage|
Then I painted the can with two coats in the "Calypso Sky" color, which was original in a small bottle of FolkArt acrylic paint. Since it is a color I plan to use throughout my vintage camper, I had a quart color-matched at Home Depot.
|FolkArt acrylic paint color-matched at Home Depot|
Waa-laa! My completed "Trailer Trash" project!
|Finished on one side|
The words/atomic symbols were designed using my vinyl cutter. It totally matches my recent "Life is Good in the Camper" luggage makeover project. See the luggage project blog here.
|Vintage Luggage Makeover|
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