Vintage Commercial Paper Roll Holder Repurposed As A Houseplant Shelf


I thought this was a fun find when I purchased it for $5.49 at an antique shop.

Pieces were missing, but it was at one time a commercial large paper roll holder.




This project originally posted in September 2014, but I was never really happy with the my photos.
A 49 cent, 1" x 6" pine economy board  from Menards was just the right size without any cutting, and was added to the top with screws.

Screws added on the underside. 

 I used a palm sander to round the edges and corners of the 1" x 6",  just a bit.  

 I then brushed on a coat of flat black paint.

 Then two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.

 I distressed the edges, corners, and top surfaces a bit too, and then applied Annie Sloan's clear wax.

I attached felt pads to the bottom of the iron feet.

Vintage Commercial Paper Roll Holder Repurposed As A Houseplant Shelf
I placed the paper roll holder/plant shelf on the built in counter desk in my den.

This was a perfect place for houseplants by the window, but I was unable to get any good photos, let alone great ones.

Vintage Commercial Paper Roll Holder Repurposed As A Houseplant Shelf
 So, today, I staged my paper roll/shelf against my faux shiplap wall.

Along with a new thrift shop purchase!

I paid $20 for this Royal vintage portable typewriter, in turquoise!  It was in its original case.

Vintage Commercial Paper Roll Holder Repurposed As A Houseplant Shelf
I love adding buffalo checks to my vignettes and my home.  

I think that buffalo checks add a degree of vintage "modern" to my antiques.  

Vintage Commercial Paper Roll Holder Repurposed As A Houseplant Shelf
Finding the entire vintage paper roll holder would have been cool too, but the part I bought made a fun decor piece.

Vintage Commercial Paper Roll Holder Repurposed As A Houseplant Shelf
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1 comment

  1. What a cool little stand! Love it's new look and it's perfect for a little plant stand. Love how you have it staged with the buffalo check.

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