Friday, June 29, 2018

A Stenciled Galvanized Bin

 
 

This project will only take about 15 minutes to complete !
 
Most of that time used will be cleaning the brush and stencil after you are finished.
 
I found this little trash can at the Thrift Shop, but you can use any bucket or pot.
 
 
I wiped it down with a little soap and water.
 
I bought this stencil online from istencils.com
 
 
 
 
I decided where I wanted to put the stencil and used Painters Tape to
 
attach  stencil to bin. I used black Acrylic paint and a stencil brush.
 
 
 
According to the stencil directions, they recommend using a
 
spray adhesive to the back side of stencil to keep in place and to keep clean edges.
 
I do not use this step. I have found that the istencils are thick not flimsy
 
definitely a superior product, so this step is optional.
 
 If you are new to stenciling you may want to use this technique.
 
The bin I used had ridges, but it will not matter because you will
 
be using a dry brush method ( dip and wipe off excess ) with up and down motion.
 
 
Use your free hand ( the hand without the brush ) to hold down the stencil as you move around
 
your pattern. The paint dries very quickly. Remove stencil and wash with warm water and soap.
 
Wash brush with soap and water.
 
 
 
 

 
I used a Matte Spray Sealer to protect the finish.

 
My Husband and Son surprised me with this POTTING BENCH that they made
 
a few years ago and I just love it!
 
The window is attached and the bottom shelf is removable.
 
They also added industrial wheels on the legs so I can easily move it around the patio.
 
Sometimes I clear everything off and use as a serving table.
 
 
 
I like the idea of disguising my trash, but I plan to use it
 
on my potting bench to hold potting mix.
 
Thank you for visiting today!
 
xo Lisa S
 
 

 


18 comments:

  1. What a cute idea. It does give personality to a plain can.

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    1. Debra
      Thank you for your sweet comment! I'm so glad you stopped by. Have a wonderful week! xo Lisa S

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  2. Now to find a stencil I love to use. Found you on Blogger's Pit Stop Link Party.

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    1. Candy
      So glad you found me, it's nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting and saying hello. xo Lisa S

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  3. I love the galvanized bucket. This makes me think that I could create my own stencil and put our names or something similar on the side! I REALLY love the potting table. I would love that kind of thing and I would think it would be fun to use it for serving at a party!

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    1. Michele, You made my day. I am glad you like my project. The bench was a collection of all kinds of recycled wood from pallets and fence posts.
      Thanks for visiting stop by again. xo Lisa S

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  4. SO cute... I love this, thanks for sharing! From Blogger’s Pit Stop

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    1. Denise,
      Thank you, I'm so glad you liked this project. I really appreciate you hosting. xo Lisa S

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  5. You find the best stencils, Lisa. Thanks for sharing your source at Vintage Charm!

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  6. You are welcome! Thank you, xo Lisa S

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  7. Great job! I love stenciling. Like you said, quick and easy. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann,
      Thank you for the nice comment!
      I appreciate you hosting and visiting.
      xo Lisa S

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  8. Lisa, this is such a fun project!! Thank you so much for sharing with Wall to Wall DIY Wednesday!

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    1. Thank you so much for hosting! I was glad to find you.
      xo Lisa S

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  9. Love the upcycling of the trashcan!

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  10. Oh this is such a fun project! I love all things galvanized and with a stencil it's a million times awesome.

    Thank you so much for sharing your fun project over at Waste Not Wednesday!

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    1. Sam,
      Your comment made my day! I appreciate you, thanks for hosting so glad I can share. xo Lisa S

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