Looking for a simple project to hide your trash can? This mini barn door is the perfect solution to install to hide your trash can from sight.
The laundry room doesn’t always look like this.
There are baskets of clothes and piles of towels and a stray super stinky sock. I’ve been working and sending unstinky socks upstairs with people and folding towels and taking away the laundry baskets and generally trying to keep it all under control.
And I was so close.
Until last week when I walked into this space that was COVERED with trash. The can was knocked over and there were parts and pieces of cartons and cereal boxes and a few spare crumbs left over from a Hunger Buster from Dairy Queen.
And Buddy our golden retriever sitting in the middle of it all.
With his paws over his eyes.
In dog news, I needed to know how to hide the trash can.
Here’s how we solved the problem. Here’s how to hide the trash can.
First, we bought a trash can with a lid.
And installed this.
A mini-barn door.
Here it is from the front.
The barn door slides over and opens when you need to open the trash can.
And when you don’t need to throw anything away?
It slides back in place like this.
Isn’t it the cutest?
I love this entire line of mini-barn door hardware.
They are the cutest EVER.
Like a miniature version of their grown-up sibling the barn door.
If you want to know how to hide the trash can?
This is the solution.
These mini-barn door kits are 48″ long.
Perfect for spots where a larger barn door wouldn’t fit.
Like a television armoire.
Or a bookshelf.
Or a laundry room with an overactive golden retriever.
Now all is right in our world.
The trash is put away.
The Hunger Buster crumbs are swept up.
The trash can is tucked into it’s home.
Now you see it.
Now you don’t.
All is right in laundry room world.
The door is open and the sunshine is pouring in.
The trash can has a new home and we’ve discovered how to hide your trash can from a golden retriever.
The towels are folded and put away.
And all the stinky socks have found their way home. 🙂
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