I originally had a goal to post at least once a day, but I had a busy weekend full of fun wedding events and just didn’t have time – apologies! But don’t worry, while I was busy enjoying a bridal shower and my bacherlorette party, Bryan was building this:
Ordinary red cabinet? Of course not!
BOOM! Hidden trash can!
Pretty clever, huh? I don’t have any pictures of the work-in-progress because he made this too fast, but he basically followed the plans on Ana’s website (here’s the link), with one change. The unchanged plans would have yielded this as a result:
But, Bryan altered the plans a little so we could use some leftover bead board from the KWRCC (Litter Box Cabinet) Project, which lives right across the kitchen from this new beauty:
It’s a subtle change, but it really ties the two pieces together.
You can hardly notice it when you take crappy iPhone pictures and the glare from the red paint makes the bead board invisible (the paint is not THAT bright, I promise). Apparently it looks neon in pictures, but in real life its just bright and cheery. We placed it over a big air vent (you can see it peeking out in the above picture), but it actually forces the cold air out into the kitchen and living space instead of up to our (old & inefficient) window. Bonus!
True to form, I originally wanted to paint it white like the KWRCC (and everything else I paint), but Bryan thought it might be fun to paint it red using some leftover paint the previous homeowners left. As you can see, Bryan won out on that decision and I think it was the right choice! As a happy surprise, the color actually is about as close as we could have gotten to matching our coffee cups on the shelf above, so it looks like we planned it that way. It also sort of matches one of the random paintings in our kitchen:
Wrigley likes it too!