Sometimes I just wander around my house looking at things I have and wondering if there's something I already have that could use some improvement to bring some style and color into my life or to see something I might otherwise throw away and see if I can rejuvenate it. It was one such stroll around the house that I spotted this little gem:
This thing was purchased at Walmart (I think) in about 2003 when Jason moved from Massachusetts into a tiny apartment in West Nowhere, PA. It made it to our apartment when we got married and then to our house when we bought it. It's not UN-attractive, but not terribly interesting. It's sort of a function over form sort of thing. I've actually been planning on getting a new one at some point, but until then I could at least make THIS one look more interesting.
A simple/quick makeover was in order - paint & Mod Podge. Very easy.
I started off by disassembling the whole thing and wiping it down to make sure it was nice and clean.
Then I did a few coats of white craft paint which I already had (costs about $1 per bottle at Michael's).
I made a plain paper template (to get the size right) and then traced it onto a piece of scrapboook paper (about $0.69).
After cutting out the circle, I was ready to get my Mod Podge on!
I applied a layer of Mod Podge then paid the circle on top. I added a topcoat of Mod Podge, trying to keep it smooth and even.
I followed up with a few coats of the Podge, allowing each coat to dry for about an hour.
Then BLAM! Done :)
I think it's a little snazzier than it used to be. I'm not sure this is a "forever" paper towel holder, but it's better than what it once was.