French country kitchen accessories can be rather expensive. If you already have an existing wood paper towel holder you ca quickly transform it to match your French country kitchen with a few coats of paint.
Creating a French Country antique paint finish on a Paper Towel Holder an easy project. To start this French Country antiquing Paper Towel Holder project you will need a few different material from your local home improvement store as well as some time.
Those plain wood Paper Towel Holders are perfect for French Country antiquing. If you have an old or outdated wood Paper Towel Holder and just want to change the color or look this French Country antique paint process is also good.
Here is a list of supplies you will need to start French Country painting your Paper Towel Holder:
· Bright or Royal Blue Paint & Sunny Yellow Paint or Terra Cotta and Blue Paint
· Roller paint brushes
· A variety of 2″, 3″, or 4″ paint brushes
· Wood stain
· Drop clothes
· Paper Towel Holder
Now, start sanding the surface of your plain Paper Towel Holder. Once you have the surface lightly sanded, you should wipe off the dust with a clean dry clothe. An old white t-shirt will work perfectly here.
Now, you are ready to put a coat of primer. If you are using a cheap fake wood Paper Towel Holder this is a very important step. Your resurfacing and French Country antique paint technique will not stick to your surface if you don’t sand and then prime your Paper Towel Holder.
If you want a rough more rustic French Country look try putting the primer on with one of the 4″ brushes. This will give texture and create the look of real wood. If you prefer the smoother look you can roll the paint on with any type of paint roller. A foam roller will create the smoothest surface.
Allow your Paper Towel Holder primer to dry completely.
Put on a coat of your base paint, which can be one of two colors. You can use yellow as your base and blue as your topcoat or blue as your base and terra cotta as your topcoat. This first paint should not be the actual color you want your French Country kitchen accessories to end up, but the color you want to show through when you antique the Paper Towel Holder.
Now you are ready to paint your French Country Paper Towel Holder with the real color you wish them to be, so blue or terra cotta, whichever applies to you?
Don’t be scared to choose a bright color because the antiquing process will tone down the appearance of the French Country Paper Towel Holder considerably.
Once your French Country Paper Towel Holder color has dried you are ready to start antiquing it. Start by using the sand paper to rough up edges and other areas that would typically be used over time. For example, try sanding the area near the drawer pulls; it will give the appearance of age.
This will allow your sunny yellow to show through the bright blue or your blue to show through the terra cotta color.
Once you have finished sanding the French Country Paper Towel Holder wipe the surface down with a clean dry cloth. That old white t-shirt will work well here again. You can stop at this point, but if you want to go the extra mile you can use a mixture of ½ wood stain and ½ glaze to darken your piece.
Start by mixing your wood stain and glaze in a plastic container. Use a white rag or another old t-shirt to rub the stain onto the French Country Kitchen accessories.
You can do this process until you achieve the antique look you want for your French Country Paper Towel Holder.
For additional French Country antique inspired embellishments to a very plain Paper Towel Holder try attaching some pre cut wood embellishments. You can find them at any home improvement store.
This will completely change the look of your inexpensive Paper Towel Holder and instantly give a French Country antique feel.