A vintage stamp holder gets upcycled to create a wooden paint brush holder that rotates like a Lazy Susan.
We found this stamp holder at our favourite antique market. It was meant to hold rubber stamps back in the day before computers. In the Summer, our vintage stamp holder upcycle goes into action for a very special purpose. However, come the Winter months, it gets put away. A perfect opportunity to use it for something else, like a rotating paint brush holder!
Since there’s not a lot we can do inside during the winter, we tend to do projects using low VOC paint that shows you how to stencil. It was during one of those projects, as I was searching high a low for a stencil brush I lost, that I realized I need to gather up those brushes and get them organized! That’s when the idea hit to pull out the stamp holder so it can do double duty! And just in time for our next IBC challenge!
IBC – Get Organized Challenge
It’s time for another International Bloggers Club (IBC) challenge and this month our theme is Get Organized.
The IBC is a group from all over the world who challenge each other every month to make something using a common theme. You’ll find our friends’ hang her up ideas at the very bottom of the post. So don’t forget to check them out before you go. And if you don’t have time to browse today, pop back in later in the week to pick up where you left off. For last month’s Hang Her Up challenge, we did these hanging air plants.
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Wooden Paint Brush Holder materials
This project couldn’t be easier. You will need:
- Two wood rounds. 1@ 4″ and 1@ 6″
- 1 turntable (I just happen to have a plastic one, but a metal one will do too)
- Vintage stamp holder
- Stencil brushes
- Flat paint brush
- Chalk paint
- Paint pyramids
- Mister bottle
I’m mixing two colours of Dixie Belle chalk paint to create a gray/blue colour (you’ll see why later).
Since you’ll only see the edge of the 4″ round, that’s all I’m painting. I’m using a flat paint brush that’s about as wide as the edge.
I like the wood grain on the larger plywood round, so I only paint the edge of that one too.
Prop them on the paint jar or paint pyramids to dry. By the way, if you missed how to use painters pyramids, be sure to check that out. There’s lots of great tips in that post.
Once dry, paint on a clear coat.
Now it’s time to glue. Be sure to measure so you have the wood small circle exactly in the centre before you glue and clamp.
You can see why I’m keeping the wood of the larger round natural; it has a pretty grain.
I let the wood dry first before gluing on the turntable. To attach the stamp holder to the wooden paint brush holder, I’m using velcro so I can remove it if I want to use it as we did for our vintage stamp holder upcycle.
Now load up your paint brushes and take the wooden paint brush holder for a spin!
When you add the stencil brushes, the clips on the stamp holder should catch the metal ferrule on the paint brushes. That way, they hold stead and won’t slip!
So the reason I mixed the two chalk paint colours to gray the blue is so it would be in the same colour family as my vintage pancake phone!
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This seems to be a day of paint brush storage ideas; be sure to check out Anita’s DIY paint brush holder and projects from the rest of the IBC team!
- Two Easy DIY Crate Bookshelf Ideas – Tea and Forget Me Nots
- Flintstone Inspired Concrete Shelf – A Crafty mix
- An Easy Way to Recreate a Vintage French Laundry Basket – The Fifth Sparrow No More
- DIY Paint Brush Holder – Unique Creations by Anita
- Wooden Paint Brush Holder (Birdz of a Feather)