I see no reason why garbage cans shouldn’t be attractive additions to any bathroom. Why not decorate them to make them look better and to match the decor? I went into my thrift store craft stash and found some silvertone chains and blue/green glass bead thingies. Not sure what they’re called (brain cramp alert, lol), but they’re perfect for this.
I spray painted the can with Krylon Metallic Silver. I’ve never used this spray paint before so I wasn’t sure what it was going to look like because the lid had an almost mirror-like finish. After several light coats of paint I let it cure until the next day before I added the Tremclad Urethane Top coat. The can said to wait 72 hours, but I was too impatient for that. It’s going to be inside and receive light wear so I’m not too worried about it.
I really love the soft frosted finish.
I used my glue gun to attach the thicker chain around the bottom, then a layer of the glass bead thingies, and finally the thinner chain on top.
Here’s the before again.
And here it is in place in the bathroom.