One such detail was the wastebasket I was in search of for the office space - a gold wastebasket.
Naively, I assumed that would be an easy assignment to check off my project list. Wastebaskets are easily attainable, and gold is making a big comeback. So, surely I could find the wastebasket of my dreams by day's end.
But, that was not the case.
Hitting my usual shopping haunts, I didn't spot a single gold trash can. Oh, there were various metal wastebaskets; just none in gold. No problem, I told myself. I'll simply order one from one of the many fabulous online shops.
Did I find examples of what I had in mind? Yes. But choosing one of the options meant my meager budget would be compromised. And all for the sake of a trash can. Would it be worth it?
Here's what I found:
This is a very nice example of what I had in mind. Love the modern design and the fact that's it oval; but is it just me or does the paint job look amateur-ish to you? (Metal oval trash can/$135.)
Who knew my task would be so difficult?
Refusing to be defeated, I took my only remaining option-to diy the gold wastebasket of my dreams. Enter my plastic trash can and my can of metallic gold spray paint.
When the two collided, I was rewarded with this
Yes, in a mere fifteen minutes and a mere five dollars I now have exactly what I was looking for.
It just goes to show that sometimes we have to take the long route to easy.