I've got a few around the house that I use for actual trash, but I kept one on hand because I thought the shape was really cute, and I didn't know what I wanted to do with it.
It was a little while until inspiration struck but when it did, it struck big time. I ventured forth into my special space, a place I use to create beauty and joy. The garage. I had just enough Krylon spray paint in Ballet Slipper Pink to coat the trash bin a few times. I let it dry and began working on the embellishments.
I have a bunch of organic muslin I bought on sale awhile back that I've used for other projects. I made a couple flowers, a large bow and a ruffle and glued those bad boys right on the bin. I trimmed the bottom with some ecru lace and then I was ready to add electricity!
I had what I needed already, but pendant lamp kits are easy to come by. You can get them online from Amazon, or if you live near an Ikea (and if you do, I'm very envious) you can just drive there and get a kit for like, ten bucks.
Isn't she lovely?? The overall dimensions are 12" tall by 11" wide, her colors are powder pink and ecru, and she's adorable. If only I had a baby girl's nursery to put her in...