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)
When I first saw this, I thought it was such a neat idea. I didn’t realise it was mounted on a “turny” thing. That makes it even better. Now I need to go hunting for a vintage stamp holder.
It’s so handy to have it rotate. I find these things at thrift stores all the time, so I have a few. It’s about time I put one to good use!
I love how vintage and classy this looks, Sara. You have such vision!
Thanks for that lovely compliment Rachel!
Super cool upcycle, I am so jealous that you have just the stamp holder never mind the new brush holder. It is also such a great idea for storing wet paint brushes while the dry after washing.
Exactly, they can dry brush-down like they should! That’s the best way to make them last longer.
What a great idea! I love when a vintage piece gets a new life, when it gets “fifth sparrow-d no more”!
Sara!! This is such a great idea!! I love your tutorial. Thank you for sharing this on the Home Imagined Link party.
Thanks so much Anna! I appreciate you taking the time to comment and thank you for hosting!
I love this idea Sara, especially since it swings around, perfection! I have always been fond of stamps, but they have definitely gone to the wayside which makes me sad. I think I will be on the look out for a stamp holder now! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!
My pleasure Cara! I’m fond of stamps too and do have a small collection (including one from my late father). Hope you find a stamp holder; it’s one of my favourite vintage finds!
This is absolutely brilliant. And will make my brushes feel important. They work hard — they deserve it!
Thank so much for sharing at the Fabulous Friday Link Party.
My pleasure Diane! Thanks so much for dropping by to comment 🙂
You are so creative!! Such a great way to make a vintage item functional for everyday use! It looks wonderful!
Thanks so much Donna!
That is so cool and you tutorial is great. Thanks for sharing it here. Have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks so much Anne; hope you have a wonderful weekend too!
Hi, Sara! The hosts and I couldn’t stop thinking about this project! I’m excited to tell you this post is being featured in Whimsy Home Wednesday Link party this week! Thanks for joining us and I hope to see you at the party this week! Pinning!
I saw that on Insta; so excited to be featured!! Thanks so much Kristin; I did submit another cool project this week :).
I am always digging for my fav stencil brushes so this paint brush organizer idea sure caught my eye! What a perfect repurpose for the job!
You should be on the lookout for a stamp holder, you’ll love how organized it keeps your brushes!