Thrift Store Paper Towel Holder Makeover


Hello Cottage Friends,

For months I've been on the hunt for an inexpensive countertop paper towel holder. There's a plethora of stylish paper towel holders on the market, but my wallet doesn't like the price tags. I've been scouring thrift stores, knowing if I found a wood holder I could paint it. The problem with the used paper towel holders I found is that they weren't in very good shape. That is until I found a light oak countertop paper towel holder for $2. And while it was outdated and the finish was worn, it was sturdy, all the pieces were there, and I knew I could give it a makeover. So into my basket it went.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a before photo. If you're a thrifter you've probably seen the type of paper towel holder I purchased. Very 90's country style.

Anyway, I wanted to give my latest thrift store find a cottage style makeover, so I painted it with some leftover white chalk paint I had in my stash. It still needed something to spice it up, so I glued the little blue and white creamer I found for $2 at Goodwill onto the top.

A quick little project that gave me the cottage style paper towel holder I wanted. And for the very frugal cost of $4.

It just doesn't get any better than that, does it?



  1. I love how you're creative imagination works. It's charming :)

  2. That's fantastic Nancy - you certainly come up with some great makeovers.
    Gluing the creamer to the top was the finishing touch, so clever!

  3. I love and white is always right!!!

  4. That is darling! I guess you know that you've probably started a new trend, pretty little pitchers on top of paper towel holders. Well done!

  5. The little blue ceramic on top really gives it an update of it's own.
    Great finds and it looks good on the marble countertop.

  6. This is so adorable. Great re love to bring this paper towel holder out of the 90's and into today for your sweet cottage home. Love the white and blue together too. Happy Friday sweet friend. xoxo

  7. That's great! I love the added blue and white creamer on top!

  8. Lovely! Excellent way to dress up a towel holder.❤️

  9. So cute and the price was right! The blue and white pitcher on top is adorable.

  10. That is so cute! I love what you did to spiff to spiff it up. And a great price!

  11. Love! Your makeovers are always the sweetest.


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