Have you ever been walking, seen something on the ground and thought "Hmm. I need that." You pick it up and leave it in the garage for three months, then finally bust it out.
Yeah, that's what happened with this.
I was walking on campus with my bestie one day and saw this log. I knew I would use it for something so I threw it in my car. After being in our house for almost eight months I finally had time to paint our guest bathroom.
See, it was pretty bland before. A huge eye sore for me.
I hated the cheap, ugly towel holder. So I decided to use my log to make a new one! First I painted the bathroom in Valspar's Aqua Dance. Dreamy!
Originally I was going to chip away half of the log, but I could only get about 2/3 of the back to break off. I also intended to keep the chippy bark on there, but it all kept chipping off so I just used a scraper to get the rest off. After I sanded it down I rubbed some Minwax dark walnut stain on, then finished it with satin poly. Here it is before and after stain.
I would have liked to just put the log on my wall, but I had to keep the anchors in for the ugly towel holder. We won't be in this house for more than a few years and I wanted to keep the towel holder for the next homeowners. So I found some scrap wood from my office renovation, rounded the edges with my jigsaw, then sanded it down and painted it white.
In order to attach the log I positioned it where I wanted it then tied in on real good. At this point it kind of resembled a big terd! Haha!
Next I flipped it over, predrilled my holes, then put in the screws. The one on the right didn't go in all the way, but it didn't matter.
Now I needed a way to hang this on the wall. I put two screws on the back then wrapped a lot of garden twine around it. Whatever works, eh?
Up to this point I had not spent any money. The only purchase I made was the three hooks. I spent $10 on all three.
I absolutely adore the new color in the bathroom! It looks so much better! And I love my new towel holder!!
I also repainted one of the picture frames that was in the bathroom. I love the green against the blue! Gorgeous!
I hope you all have had a great weekend! I'm working hard to get a lot of projects done!!