I love the simple and inviting look of a rustic or cabin themed kitchen. Finding quality rustic kitchen accessories that are new can be hard to do. So, skip the search and buy a new wooden paper towel holder and apply this fun and rustic paint treatment to get the look in any color that you want. This Rustic Cabin Paper Towel Holder is the perfect warm and cozy addition to a country kitchen or cabin themed kitchen.
Creating an antique Rustic Cabin paint finish on Paper Towel Holder on a budget is an easy project that can be accomplished in one weekend. To start this Rustic Cabin Paper Towel Holder project you will need a few different materials from your local home improvement store as well as some time.
Those cheap plain fake wood Paper Towel Holders are perfect for antiquing in to a Rustic Cabin Kitchen Accessory look in your kitchen no matter where you live. If you have an old or outdated wood Paper Towel Holder and just want to change the color or look this Rustic Cabin paint process is also good.
Here is a list of supplies you will need to start resurfacing your old Rustic Cabin Paper Towel Holder:
· Paint: Brown and Hunter Green or Brown and Barn Red
· Roller paint brushes
· A variety of 2″, 3″, or 4″ paint brushes
· Wood stain
· Drop clothes
· Cheap, outdated, or plain wood Paper Towel Holder
Now, start sanding the surface of your plain wood 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 Rustic Cabin painting 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 Cabin 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 primer to dry completely.
Put on a coat of your base paint. Now, this paint should be a nice dark chocolate brown. You will be seeing it when the whole rustic cabin paint treatment is finished.
This paint should not be the actual color you want your Paper Towel Holder to end up, but the color you want to show through when you rough up the Rustic Cabin Paper Towel Holder.
Now you are ready to paint your Rustic Cabin Paper Towel Holder with the real color you wish them to be. I always recommend painting a color like hunter green or barn red for a rustic cabin look. A mustard yellow would also work.
Don’t be scared to choose a bright color because the antiquing process will tone down the appearance of the Rustic Cabin Décor Paper Towel Holder considerably.
Once your Paper Towel Holder color has dried you are ready to start roughing it up to be more rustic and match the rest of your Rustic Cabin decor. Start by using the sand paper to rough up edges and other areas that would typically be used over time.
Once you have finished sanding the Rustic Cabin 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 Rustic Cabin Kitchen Accessories Paper Towel Holder.
You can do this process until you achieve the Rustic Cabin decor look you want for your Paper Towel Holder.