The paper towel holder seems to have made it’s home on the kitchen bench. Everyone likes it there and I have to admit that it is handy.
I don’t really like the pine!
Of course I can fix that. 🙂 Which I did.
Sanded it back lightly then painted it with a lovely shade of creamy white house paint. I use what is available here and also what I have on hand. Plus I just love this colour.
Here it is all nicely painted up – but it is just a bit too perfect. Not shabby enough.
No problem – just take some sand paper or a emery fingernail file and rough it up a bit. Think about the places that it would get worn and gently rub it back. Distress it a little around the edges on the top where it would get handled. Not too much though. We want it to look shabby not old.
Set it in place for a few days – see if it needs more distressing and then varnish it with a nice semi matt/gloss finish.
Perfectly shabby, very useful paper towel holder that cost me 30 cents and about half an hours work.