Literal Trash to Treasure

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you had an amazing weekend.  I was so lucky to enjoy a girls spa weekend in Lake Tahoe for my birthday.

I also had a chance to swing by a Homegoods on my way home.  I apparently feel the need to stop at every Homegoods I drive by!  I found this amazing black and white marble garbage can on clearance for only $10.  It is pure marble and weighs about 50 pounds.


I had no idea where I would put it, but I loved it.  When I got it home, I decided it would be a lovely container for flowers.  Here is what I did with it.  I love the way it looks with hydrangeas and I think it would look even more stunning with white hydrangeas.

Black and White Vase 1

Black and White Vase 2

Black and White 2

I think it has a modern and chic Kelly Wearstler vibe to it.  Below are two fabrics from her line and I think my little vase (“trash can”) has a similar style and mood.

Kelly Wearstler Fabric

Kelly Wearstler Agate wallpaper

I figure I can always use it later for some other purpose or as an actual garbage can.

What do you think?  Have you ever repurposed an object for a totally different use?

Linking up to Thrifty Thursday.  Head on over to check out the inspiration!!


  1. That piece is too pretty to be used as a trash can. I love how you used it as a vase and it looks great this way!

  2. Very cool trash can turned vase, Jennifer! I love repurposing items too. Happy Birthday! I’m to hear you spoiled with a fun mini getaway! 🙂

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