Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Garbage Can with Style

I'm sure I'm not the only one out there living with pets in the house. This next project was inspired by my dog Julius the Weimeraner.

This guy is usually awesome in the house, even when we leave the house to run errands. He has a doggie door and fenced yard and doesn't chew on naughty things while we're gone. He does have on horrible habit I have yet to fix. Without a doubt, every time we leave the house, he will go straight to the trash can to rummage for the goods. I thought a can with a lid would do the trick, but no. We've just come to accept that we have to take the garbage out when we leave, or lock it up in the bathroom.

How to build a tilt out trash can for the kitchen. I think this will be great to keep the dog out of the trash!
Well, I came across this cool garbage idea on Pinterest. This was one project my hubby jumped right into. He hates having to move the trash and I hate having to clean up the mess when he forgets.

Here's how to make one for yourself.

The wood was pretty expensive, this isn't the most budget friendly project. Since the wood was new and beautiful, I didn't want to paint it. I've been wanting to incorporate more natural wood into my kitchen anyways. I stained it with a Minwax English chestnut and painted the bead board with some chalk paint. Ta Dah, the finished project. I'm happy to report it has done it's job and Julius has yet to break into it :)




  1. I'm really impressed by this. I guess I'll have to see if Mom wants one.

  2. Aww.. He's so cute, it's funny he gets into the garbage when you leave... Mine was chewing on the underneath part of this area rug I have.. No idea why, but I think I've "broken" him! Weim's are so funny! Hope this works for you and that he doesn't start a "new" bad habit ;) - Susan

  3. Julius is so handsome and this garbage can idea is spectacular. It's one of the best ideas I have see to hide the trash can in a very long time.

  4. Great idea. Now...let's see how long it take Julius to figure out how to open that baby!;>) xo Diana

  5. I love this garbage storage. This is important for keeping flies out of the garbage.

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  6. I so need one of those, all our garbage goes in a trash compactor and I HATE it.

    Popped in from Wow Us Wednesday.


  7. You guys did a great job on it! We have a black distressed one (that we bought recently) for recycling in our kitchen and I love love it.