Monday, October 17, 2011

Takin' Out the Trash

About 15 years ago, I decided I wanted a wooden trash can for my kitchen. Of course, those were the days when mauve & blue or forest green & burgundy were the colors of choice for most of us into “country”d├ęcor. So, this is what I ended up with:

When I first bought it, it was just stained. Over the years the stain wore off and it got scratched and I wanted a change, so I painted it black, just like you see it here. Another thing that bothered me and that I began to notice over time was that the wood began to absorb the odor of the trash. (PEEE EEEWWW!) So, I started the hunt for a new trash can. BUT…me being forever on the hunt for a bargain and not willing to pay a TON of money, kept passing up trash can, after trash can. They were either too expensive, not the right size, the wrong shape or just not really what I had in mind.
Then came Chad….my word working, furniture making, creative with power tools son-in-law. I mentioned to him in passing, that I wanted a new wooden trash can. Then began to drop hints that Christmas would be a great time for a new trash can, or my birthday or even….
Monday, cuz its just… well….Monday. :o)
And guess what??!! Three long years later, I finally got a beautiful new trash can that he and Michael (his partner in furniture making) custom made, just for me! They left the wood bare in order for me to add my creative touches. And here she is…

Don’t you just LOVE LOVE LOVE it?!
 I sure do!
Finally a trash can, that no longer smells (well, atleast the wood doesn’t smell), is much more functional and is such a great new addition to my kitchen.
 Thanks a MILLION Chad & Michael!