Upcycled Trash Can

I had this old Galvanized trash can (almost like the one I have shown here) which I stored my small stash of firewood for our nightly fires in my fire pit. Sorry, I forgot to take a "before" photo but quite similar to this one.
I happen to have some black and yellow spray paint and luckily found a finial from an old curtain rod which I also painted yellow. Now I can hide my firewood in a beautiful contained area.

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  • Diane Gidaro Diane Gidaro on Jul 24, 2016
    Have you had any trouble with water getting in through the area where you put the strap (which I assume is to keep the lid attached to the can)?

  • Dorothy Herman Dorothy Herman on Feb 24, 2017
    Got a question about this project? DorothyHerman45@yahoo.com

  • Patty V. Patty V. on Aug 01, 2019

    I've always heard that firewood had to be exposed to air


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  • Chris Madrishin Chris Madrishin on Jun 25, 2017
    i love this idea you could even take a cheap solar light and glue it to the lid for easier find to refill the pit

    • Cindi Cindi on Jun 26, 2017
      Thank you, that's a great idea :)

  • Teg Teg on Jan 16, 2019

    I wish I had seen this years ago!