This is my first post, but I wanted to take a moment for a little back story. I am redecorating/remodeling an older home on basically no budget. Most of what I am doing are short term fixes until the real demolition can begin. SInce we all know that necessity is the mother of invention and ingenuity, I had a light bulb moment this morning while trying to justify shelling out $60-$100 for a pull out trash can to put in the cabinet, which I was going to have to do because I am tired of moving the trash can into another room because of my beloved " necessity". SInce I decided to post this after I did it, there are only a few pics, but it's so simple that I am not sure why I took so long to think of it " DUH"
You will need 9 simple items to hide your trash can if you have a necessity ( mine is named Phoenix) or you just don't like to look at your trash.
1- small plactic trash can that will fit inside of your chosen cabinet with room to spare ( the office type work well)
3- wood screws 1- 1 1/2 in long ( you will want to measure the thickness of your cabinet door, keep it shorter)
3- metal washers 1 1/12 in diameter with center hole small enough that your chosen screw will not fall through
1- screwdriver ( type to match chosen screw) i used a racheting one for easier installation will have to fit in trash can
1- ice pick, awl or other sharp tool to punch hole through plactic of trash can
You will want to choose a wide single door cabinet in which to " stash your trash" and measure the cabinet opening. I just guessed by taking a trash can that I had around the house and tucked it into the cabinet. I then placed the long side of the trash can against the inside of the door ( holding on from over the top of cabinet door). I moved the door as if closing, and adjusted the position of the can left to right to make sure that it would clear the cabinet frame on all sides while opening and closing. I used a sharpie to draw a line across top and down side so that I would be able to reposition later.