Monday, July 12, 2010
Disguises for plastic utility bins
For the garbage bins Toronto residents hate to love, or for those who say a rain barrel is too ugly, here's one of our favourite snippets from the Garden Walk Buffalo preview. Paint yourself a garden.
The gardener who painted these in Buffalo's Cottage District gave me the basic how-to. She simply used acrylic paint, like these available from Curry's, without even using primer.
The garbage can below was painted ten years ago, without touch-ups, and is picked up by the garbage truck machinery, just like ours in Toronto.
Even better, these painted gardens don't require weeding or watering.