My trash can of 20+ years finally died and I went to buy a new one (this was in early February). I've never particularly been a "red" person, but I was just drawn to this shiny red trash can - bought it! Then, it matched nothing in my kitchen, so I bought a new red drain rack (to replace my 30+ year old one). THEN, I decided I need a different color kitchen (had off white wallpaper with pale blue & mauve flowers that I'd ceased to like right after we got the house). I decided on a fairly bright green.
Lots of offers to help and I was still undergoing my breast cancer treatments, but wanted to do it by myself. I guess it was something I needed to prove to myself that I could do. Can't say it was necessarily fun - but "I" did it!!! I'd forgotten that the prep work is really much more intense than the actual painting, and it drove me nuts to have my kitchen torn up for about 2 weeks. I had to wash (scrub) the walls, two coats of primer and two coats of paint. :(
Have added a few more red accessories - friends suddenly decided I needed something else red, etc. Anyway, it's brightened up considerably and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I still plan to redo the laundry room (which adjoins the kitchen), but just haven't gotten around to it.
AND, the infamous trash can!