Thank you Beth for this inspiration!!
So my garbage cans tend to get caught up in the wind and disappear in a neighbor's yard.. about 4 houses away!! Sometimes the lid is missing for a week and it magically turns up on my lawn.
I happened to find Beth's post one day and was inspired to paint the trash can. How cute is this!!!
I decided to make sure if they ever get lost again, the neighbors would know which house it belongs to.
I had acrylic paint on hand that I had bought at a garage sale a long time ago. She was a former teacher and she had gobs and gobs of great artsy stuff!!
I decided to go with white like Beth did.
I made my own stencils of my house numbers and the birds. Just printed it HUGE on 8X11 paper (one stencil for each). Cut them out.
Then I used masking tape to place the "stencils" and LIGHTLY dabbed the paint using a paper towel. LIGHTLY.
Let dry and VOILA!
Each trash day I'm delighted when I come to see my empty trash bins waiting to be carted back in the garage...