Trash cans and trash cabinets are an essential part of everybody’s home. We might not like the idea of trash, but we all produce it and if we want to keep our homes clean, we have to make peace with the idea of trash cans! Thankfully, there are many ways you can incorporate waste bins into your home without destroying the interior – here are our favorite DIY trash cans and cabinets!
1. Rope Trash Can
If you love nautical decor you’re definitely familiar with the impact a simple rope can have on the interior. Wrap your trash can in some nautical rope and you’ll instantly give it a much more appealing and decorative look! Find out how it’s done at Neli Design.
2. White Tilt-Out Trash Cabinet
The tilt-out trash cabinets are a total classic and always a favorite! They don’t take up much space and keep the trash can safely hidden inside the cabinet, so you don’t have to worry that the sight of the trash is impacting your living space, which is especially handy in the kitchen! Get the details at Abby Lawson.
3. Kitchen Island Trash Cabinet
A kitchen island can double as a brilliant trash cabinet and if you follow the tutorial at Sawdust 2 Stitches you’ll get two trash cabinets in one! If you are very diligent about recycling your trash this is a great option! Your kitchen will always be tidy thanks to two trash cans neatly hidden within an elegant kitchen island!
4. Repurposed Table Trash Cabinet
You can build your trash cabinet by repurposing an old piece of furniture that’s been in your home for a while but isn’t serving a purpose anymore. An old table is the perfect candidate for a project like this, so check-in with Summery Umbrella to see how it’s done!
5. Spray Painted Trash Can
The fastest way to update an old trash can is with a good spray paint, so if you really dislike the sight of a big metallic trash can, check out how The House That Lars Built transformed it with a gentle pastel spray paint and some colorful pom poms!
6. Rustic Trash Cabinet
Would you believe us if we told you that a trash cabinet can be one of the most beautifully rustic furniture pieces in your home? It sounds crazy, but thanks to Creatively Homespun it’s completely true! This trash cabinet is incredibly subtle and a beautiful addition to any living space!
7. Fabric Woven Trash Can
The adjective that comes to mind when describing your trash can usually isn’t adorable, but when you take decorating your home into your own crafty hands anything is possible. Follow the steps at DIY Beautify to transform your simple wire waste basket into a truly adorable decor piece!
8. Chevron Trash Can
Anything can be fixed by getting a pattern makeover, right? If you’re absolutely bored with your trash can we recommend you seek inspiration at Infarrantly Creative and their brilliantly upgraded chevron trash can! It looks very dynamic, modernized and office-ready!
9. Vintage Style Trash Can
Obsessed with vintage prints and want to see more of them in your home? Start with the trash can! Confessions of a Serial DIY-er will show you how a completely uninteresting waste bin can become the most interesting and eye-catching element in the whole room!
10. Plastic Bag Trash Can
Plastic bags aren’t the kindest to our planet, but if you already have them in your home it’s a really good idea to repurpose them. Creating something new and functional from items you already have at home always pays off! One Million Women‘s plastic bag trash can is a great example!
11. Modern Trash Can
Your home is decorated in a super modern way and you’re wondering how a trash can is going to fit into your metallic-meets-monochrome interior. Like always, we’ve got you covered! Circus Berry shares the instructions for one of the most modern trash cans we’ve ever seen!