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DIY Altered Wastebasket

Check out my new custom wastebasket! This project came about because I needed a wastebasket for my home office. It needed to have a swing lid.  If it had no lid my dogs would dig out the chocolate wrappers and if it had a foot operated lid I would have to get out of my chair to put stuff in it. What I didn’t realize was how hard it would be to find a small wastebasket with a swing lid. After a couple of months of looking, I finally found one at Lowes Hardware. It was cream colored, it was plastic, and it was shiny.  BUT, it was cheap. $6.99 cheap. So I bought it and decided to give it a makeover.

Here is the tutorial, if you’d like to make your own.

 

Linking up with Chic and Crafty Thursdays.