Monday, September 19, 2011

The other day I noticed that our paper towel holder was looking pretty ugly. I mean, not that I've ever seen a pretty paper towel holder but ours was looking extra ugly. It dawned on me it was because it stuck out so much in our kitchen.

Everything else is darker and the light wood tone just wasn't working for me...seemed like the perfect occasion to try out some oil-rubbed bronze spray paint. I've heard lots of good things about ORB so I was pretty excited to give it a try. I chose the Rust-oleum Universal Paint & Primer in One.

I got everything setup in the garage to start spraying. I had to rig the post that the towels go on from the ceiling. I couldn't figure out how to get the spray paint on all the surfaces at the same time other than hanging it. I was pretty impressed with my zip-tie skills. Haha! It worked like a charm though; I was able to get nice even coats on all sides and leave it hanging to dry.

Here's the finished product back in the kitchen. Great improvement I think! It's obviously not the most exciting thing in the world...since it holds paper towels but it looks a lot better!

I do really love the finish though. It's amazing how bronze it actually looks since it's just a spray paint. I sort of want to spray everything I see with it. Anyone else been on an ORB kick lately? If you have the urge I'd totally recommend this paint. Let me here about your projects in the comments.


  1. I think it looks great! And kudos to you for figuring out to hang it up. If it had been me I'd just have ended up with a drippy mess.

  2. It's so cool how a small change can really transform a space. Nice job!

  3. Wow! I can't believe that is the same item. You brought it into the future by 20 years. Great job!

  4. Big difference! It's amazing how little things can make a big impact in our homes.


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