Pencil Holder Makeover


With our new hanging cabinets installed, I needed to make a few changes to some of our decor.  These pencil holders I had gotten on sale several years ago but was never in love with the finish on them.

I decided they could use a facelift to fit in nicely with the new shelves.  Sometimes a project doesn’t have to be complicated or big in size.  It was nice to be able to do this one during one of the boys’ and I’s typical days.

light wood pencil holders

My pencil holders BEFORE their makeover

  • spray paint
  • painter’s tape
  • acrylic paint
  • paint brush
Game Plan:

1.  Spray paint white.

I did two coats.

redo pencil holder

2.  Paint inner ring cerulean blue.

3.  Tape off a stripe.

Painters tape works best but I didn’t have any on hand so I used masking tape instead.

white and blue striped pencil holder

4.  Paint stripe cerulean blue.

I did two coats and the sooner you pull off the tape, the better chance you have for a smooth line.

blue and white striped pencil holder

5.  Fill your new and improved pencil holders up with pens, pencils, and whatever else you need at your fingertips.

blue and white pencil holder

Have any creative ideas for pencil holders?

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