Hunting for a vintage towel bar has been harder than I thought it would be. The illusive jadeite towel bar is way out of my price range. My luck has never been good enough to run across one...yet. A milk glass bar or two have come my way, but they were just too big and bulky for a small half bath.
Last week at one of my favorite antique stores I found this petite beauty and it was in my price range.
This is how I found it. It was rusted up and dirty, but the glass bar was in great condition. The size was perfect at just over 13 inches.
After a good cleaning and I realized I liked the gritty texture and decided to paint over it. Hmm? What color? Trusty pink or blue....nope. I tried this Spring green that I had left over from a former project. I must have put 4 or 5 coats on these metal receivers before I got good coverage. Then I proceeded to sand it lightly and add a bit of glaze. They cleaned up really well.
Some finished stitching from the past year has been waiting for a perfect place.
This sweet doll dress has been looking for a home too. I added a pink embroidered pillow case ruffle to finish it off.
Oh, it just feels like it was supposed to be here. I am so pleased I waited for the right towel bar to come my way.
I love that it is a little bit old and a little bit quirky. Just a bit of happiness to brighten up your day every time you pass the mirror.
A bit of elbow grease and a paint brush!