Thrifted Washboard Makeover With Towel Holder & Photo Display

May 03, 2022

Photo of a vintage washboard found thrifting.
I found another washboard while thrifting.

Another one with a glass board.

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Photo of a metal rod added to a washboard to hold a hand towel.
After giving the washboard a good cleaning, holes were drilled in the bottom legs of the washboard.  A 3/8" metal rod from Menard's  was pushed into/hammered into the snug holes.
Photo of a washboard with metal rod towel holder.
I then painted the washboard with Dixie Belle Paint in Caviar.

Caviar is an excellent black chalk paint!

Photo of a glass washboard with hot glued magnet.
I rubbed on a small section of the Delightful Labels transfer from Maisie & Willow.  This is a great transfer from small projects painted with dark paint colors.

I hot glued a round craft magnet onto the glass board.

Photo of a bulldog clip holding a seed package on a magnet.
I distressed the chalk paint with a bit of 220 grit sandpaper and waxed the paint with Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear.

A bulldog clip with a large seed packet was hung on the craft magnet.  (A vintage photo is another good choice to display on the magnet.)

Photo of an upcycled washboard with towel holder & photo display.

Photo of an upcycled washboard with towel holder & photo display.
Washboards are great decor pieces for laundry rooms or mud rooms! 

Photo of an upcycled washboard with towel holder & photo display.
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