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.
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.
The towel bar was attached with screws, and this completed my towel bar/bath sign project.
Another very easy thrift shop upcycle from Organized Clutter. Thanks for following my upcycling adventures!