Have you ever looked at something but saw it as something else? I do that a lot. My brain just looks at objects differently. I thought of a paper towel holder in a split second.
So while at work, I have a part time job in a construction office, I was sitting at my desk and looked over at a table. I saw a piece of PVC pipe. In that split second I knew what I would do with a small round piece of wood I bought at a booth that was going out of business where my booth is.
In that split second it looked like a paper towel holder to me. Now the one I ended up making is nothing like a piece of PVC. This is much prettier and has the industrial chic look.
I ended up buying a piece of galvanized pipe -3/8 inches in diameter and 12 inches long along with a slip cap and flange. I also bought screws but didn’t think to check to make sure the top was bigger than the hole in the flange. I bought different screws although the guy in the aisle suggested washers. I will have to remember that in the future.
I was painting another project in white so I used some of that paint, which is something new for me. I used Poppie’s Famous Repurposing Paint Powder. This is not a sponsored post, I love it but that is another story for another day.
The wood round was slightly beat up so I used a very little bit of wood filler to smooth it out and then sanded it with 80 grit and then 120 grit sandpaper. I painted both sides of the small wood round twice.
Once it was dry I applied two coats of Lowes Valspar Clear Protector on both sides and let that dry.
I decided which side I wanted to use for the bottom. I am bad at math, very bad but I wanted to make sure the little feet were uniform so I measured in two inches from the round part on either side and snapped a chalk line. I did the same thing opposite.
Then I drilled a small pilot hole where the two lines cross in all four corners for lack of a better word. I happened to have small white furniture feet that I hammered in. This way the plaque won’t directly on the counter.
I flipped it over and got my center by measuring the diameter and snapping a chalk line. Then I centered the flange and marked where the screws would go. Drill small pilot holes, then screw in the screws.
Screw the pipe in the flange and the slip cap on the top. There you have it, an industrial style paper towel holder. That is how a paper towel holder was created in a split second.
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