Just a countertop hand towel stand, made of wood with a metal bar. Pretty boring...
I think the towel bar needs a fun paint job, like Susan from Homeroad's textured shabby chic paint technique. Susan mixed white paint with unsanded grout in a 3:1 ratio. The paint is chunky and thick. Instead of brushing it on, you dab it on.
Here is my towel bar with the textured, shabby chic, creamy white paint. It really was not hard at all. I also used a couple coats of a latex poly to seal the paint finish. (I always have a messy kitchen table when I am crafting.)
Besides the towel stand, my angel project parts include a big holed washer and an old hinge, and also two diamond shaped doilies and seven thumbtacks.
I applied the shabby textured paint to the hinge and thumbtacks, but not to the washer. I also applied the finish to a few other pieces since I had the paint mixed up. I will show those pieces in a later post.
This is the back of my angel. I pinned the doilies on the towel bars, to make sure they were even.
Then I glued the doily edgings together with tacky glue, when they were properly lined up and even.
The washer "halo" is held in place with a tack.
This is the front view of the angel.
As you can see I folded the hinge in to meet the wood center of the towel stand. I caught the doily's edging loops with the thumbtacks, and when I was sure they were all lined up, pressed the tacks in place. I then used a cloth to protect the paint finish on the tacks, and tapped them with a hammer to press them further into the wood. The cross is from an old earring. It hangs from a bent wire from the hinge.
This paint finish is really well suited for a shabby chic project like my angel.
I will be away from home until Monday, but I will have my ipad along with me to check in on social media. I am anxious to start decorating for Christmas next week!