Up-Cycled Thrift Shop Towel Bar & Sign


I picked up this antique brass towel bar at the thrift shop the other day.


First I painted it with Rustoleum American Accents Satin enamel in Canyon Black.  Next I added two coats of Dutch Boy Chalky Finish Paint in Antiquated Lace.  I wet distressed the towel bar so some of the black enamel showed through, and then sealed it with Varathane Crystal Clear Matte water based poly.

I attached two 1" x 10" x 24" pine boards with scrap boards on the back, like so.  I added two sawtooth style hangers.

My pine boards were based coated with black paint, white chalk paint and finally with a coat of Rustoleum Chalked in Country Gray.

I found these 5" letter stencils from Show-Offs at Hobby Lobby.  I cut the letters apart and worked carefully to space the letters evenly and also in a straight line.  I used blue painters tape to keep them letters in place during stenciling.

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I stenciled the lettering in light ivory craft paint and added a black arrow.  I distressed the sign with 100 grit sandpaper on the edges and 220 on the stenciled areas.  I sealed the sign with more Varathane water based poly.

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The towel bar was attached with screws, and this completed my towel bar/bath sign project.

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Another very easy thrift shop upcycle from Organized Clutter. Thanks for following my upcycling adventures!






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4 comments:

  1. Very cute! Amazing how paint updates something that was outdated.

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  2. I love how this looks. Great job with the sign!

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  3. Oh, that's just adorable! LOVE your colours!

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