Tuesday, June 16, 2015

DIY Garbage Bin

Hi there! It's been a while. As you can tell, DIY projects have been fewer and further between these days. But I'm happy to share one with you today that's been on our to-do list for quite some time. I've been wanting Mitch to make some sort of garbage bin for our trash cans and he recently got around to crossing that off the list. Check it out. EEK! I'm excited!

For those who've visited our house, you probably noticed a giant blue trash can hanging out (not so subtly) in our mudroom. We've had that trash can around since our garage reno days, to throw away bigger items that typically wouldn't fit into a normal sized trash can. Well I guess we got used to having that beast around, and it was becoming a permanent mudroom/dining room fixture. Hence the need for this structure.

Mitch made this completely out of scrap materials. The frame was constructed from part of a giant pallet he got from work (we used some of the wood for our mudroom closet and baking cart) and the surrounding pallet wood was some we recently picked up, for free, of course!

We used up the last of the tin we had leftover from Ry's barn door project. There was just enough. Actually Mitch didn't think he liked the look of it once it was all on. (It barely covered the top.) But when he called me out to look at it, I loved it! It's exactly what I had pictured in my head--rustic! He pounded down the ends with a hammer because as you can imagine, cut sheet metal is SHARP. 

He even made a lid and doors for easy access. Not sure yet if we're going to put handles on the doors or not...guess if we find something cool we will. :) (you can see the giant blue trash can below!)

We didn't have enough of the skinnier boards to complete the whole thing, so on the back and front, you'll see wider boards there, which I'm totally fine with. I just love it. The boys love it too...when Mitch was constructing it, they used it as a play house. 

Mitch kinda made this project up as he went along, but if you're interested in plans, I'm sure he can come up with something. It's perfect for garbage cans and would also be great for other storage as well--bikes, balls, yard stuff, etc. 

So that's the latest DIY at our house. What have you guys been up to lately? Make anything cool recently? 

Come on over to Golden Barrel's blog to check out my latest recipe--Blueberry Crumb Cake. It's seriously yummy and I think you should try it ASAP!

And you can follow MLST on Instagram in between posts!
Have a great day:)


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