If it's made out of wood and I can pay for it by returning a few pop cans for a refund, I buy it.
This ugly old stand-alone paper towel holder was desperate.
Unfortunately, the "before" pictures are on the camera that I lost.
Where would I be without Google?
It helped me out with at least an image of what was under the little chalkboard before I painted it.
That apple from..... 1987?
I used the good ole' homemade chalkboard paint recipe of:
2 Tablespoons of Plater of Paris dissolved in a few Tablespoons of hot water, stirred into 1 cup of black latex paint.
That aqua paint is from a quart that seems to be the bottomless pit. (Click on the dresser below for more details on the how I mixed the color). It just never seems to run out. I think I'm getting to the end however.... I used it on a few of my thrifty wooden finds and I'm starting to scrape the bottom at last. I'll be sad and may shed a tear when I finally use the last drop.
After painting the paper towel holder, I sanded all the edges down for the shabby chic distressed look I was going for.
Here are just a couple of projects that this aqua blue paint is leftover from:
Not only the pretty chair in my room, but if you can see that huge wall decor peeking out from around the corner, I believe this paint was also used on that.
And then there's my antique dresser, which was the first thing to wear the never-ending quart of aqua blue paint:
My Repurposed Life