Astonishingly Easy Repurposed Table Turned Wood Tilt Out Trash Can

Inspiration is coming your way! Ever wondered what you could do with that old table you have lying around? Well, turn it into a wood tilt out trash can!

Ever wondered what you could do with that old table you have lying around? Well, you could give it a makeover and turn it into a DIY wood tilt out trash can for your kitchen! #DIY #repurposed #TheSummeryUmbrella #LZCathcart

I have a lot of great ideas.

All. The. Time.

Seriously. I get asked all the time by family and friends how I have enough ideas, designs, or concepts to create new products or blog posts. Thankfully coming up with new ideas is never a problem for me.

Designs come so frequently at any time of the day or in any location that I make sure that I always have a notebook and pencil, or at the very minimum my phone, so I can write them all down.

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Do you know what my real problem is? I have two actually.

1.) Knowing how to accomplish my ideas. Thank goodness for my super talented hubby, Mike. He’s definitely the “Chip” in this household. Go Team Cathcart! 😉

2.) Having the time to do all of them! Seriously. Can I have an extra 5 hours (plus lots of natural energy) a day?

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Repurposed Table Turned Wood Tilt Out Trash Can

Like many of my projects, this one also started off at my favorite junk shop. Psstt… this coffee station is another good one too!

Most of the time when I find myself poking around through all of its glorious goodness I come up with more projects for myself to accomplish. Funny how that works out, huh?

It is most definitely a vicious cycle!

Ever wondered what you could do with that old table you have lying around? Well, you could give it a makeover and turn it into a DIY wood tilt out trash can for your kitchen! #DIY #repurposed #TheSummeryUmbrella #LZCathcart

Now, I’m going to be completely honest. Originally I wanted to create this tutorial as a DIY post. I did, and I was going to show you step-by-step how to put this beauty together.

But… uh…

Ever wondered what you could do with that old table you have lying around? Well, you could give it a makeover and turn it into a DIY wood tilt out trash can for your kitchen! #storage #upcycle #TheSummeryUmbrella #LZCathcart

My lack of woodworking skills kind of informed me right away that it would be nearly impossible to explain how Mike put this together.

See… this is a prime example of my “great idea”, and then I needed a little help actually making it work out.

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However, you know what I did amazingly?!

Stained the top. Oh yeaaaaa. I killed it!

{Varathane Wood Stain in Briarsmoke}

NOTE: The color on the can is not incredibly accurate in my own opinion. I was pleasantly surprised that the color turned out to be more of a gray though (see photo below). Definitely a huge plus in my book!

Even though the table is already repurposed I found that the stain really helped achieve that reclaimed wood look that you know I just adore!

Ever wondered what you could do with that old table you have lying around? Well, you could give it a makeover and turn it into a DIY wood tilt out trash can for your kitchen! #furniture #furnituremakeover #TheSummeryUmbrella #LZCathcart

Repurposed Table Turned Wood Tilt Out Trash Can

Now, go into the world and create something extraordinary this weekend! In fact, I want to know about it. Send me a photo by email, Facebook, or even Instagram.

I love hearing from you, and want to see what is helping you stay creative and inspired!

If you loved these ideas then you’ll definitely want to browse some of my other DIY projects that are full of step-by-step tutorials as well as freebies galore! Can’t wait to see you again!

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This post was originally created in February 2017 and then updated in January 2022.

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13 Comments

    1. Hi Nicole and welcome! The tilt out part is just with a hinge on the outside. Nothing too fancy 😉

  1. Thanks for the inspiration!! I can think of about four places I could use this in my house: trash can, laundry hampers, pet food bin, recycling bins!! I could even make ones for my mom and sisters’ houses!! Maybe your husband could guest write a post about how he repurposed the table?? I’m super stoked to try my hand at this one!!

    1. Hi Nichole and thank you!! I totally agree. He definitely needs to get more involved 🙂 Plus, I love your ideas! Three of these beauties for laundry would be my dream in the laundry room!!

  2. I like how you describe your million projects for one day mind. I am the exact same way, I look at something (literally anything); trash, random scrapes, pieces of furniture etc. And my mind automatically starts buzzing about other things I can make and turn that certain thing into… How do you keep your creative mind contained and avoid annoying those in your house and around you with your piles of what they see as junk but are really your 10 different started but unfinished projects?

    1. Hi Cheri! Thank you so much for stopping by, and what a great question 🙂 Hmm… well, I’ve gotten into the habit of making a lot of lists, and organizing all of my ideas for each room of my home. After that I’ll list what I could possibly need for each of those projects. That way when I’m gathering up my little “treasures” I know exactly what I’ll need and that way I don’t accumulate too many unnecessary items. Trust me, it’s not easy, but it’s the only way I’ve been able to keep the craziness down to a minimum. Best of luck 🙂

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