Whilst I love this old Letter/Bill holder with the old cars on the front with all its bumps and lumps, it was in desperate need of a spruce up. So with some left over Paper Bag that I used on my Paper Bag Side Table, I set about to give this cool organisational piece a new Paper Bag Bill holder.
Paper Bag Bill Holder
- Old bill holder – you can find them at local garage sales or thrift stores.
- Typo Bag
- Rust-Oleum – Black
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
Step 1 – After I gave the holder a bit of a clean I carefully pulled the front pockets off the back plate. Then laying the pieces out on an old sheet in the nice warm sun, I got them ready for spray painting.
Step 2– I gave each piece 3 coats of the spray paint including the inside of the pockets and the back of the back plate. Make sure each piece has the required cure time in between each coat.
Handy Hint – It helped that it was in the sun as it did cut the drying time a lot. I wouldn’t recommend doing it in the full blazing sun as this can sometimes cause bubbling.
Step 4 – Trace around each pocket on the back of the paper bag so that you can’t see any of my tracing marks. Carefully cut each pocket out.
Step 5 – Using a sponge brush apply Mod Podge to the front of each pocket and then attached to the metal pockets. Once dry apply 2 more coats of Mod Podge to seal, letting the Mod Podge dry in between each coat.
Now, this great organisation Bill Holder is all ready to do its job once again and keep your bills all safe and in one easy to reach spot! You can find it in my shop (SOLD)
This is the Paper Bag Side Table that I also made using the same technique with the paper bag and black chalk mix. You can find how I made over this side table HERE!
Until next time,
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Great idea. I love the graphics! Thanks for sharing your transformation at Talk of the Town.
Thank you Betsy! 🙂
Wow, I did like it before as well, but this new look really suits the little organizer, the paper bag design you chose is so cute!!! I've never really tried mod podge, I should give it a go! This turned out perfect Sam!!!
Thank you Katrin! You will have a ball with Mod Podge!! The possibilities are endless!! 🙂
A cool makeover, Sam, and still practical.
Thank you Amalia! xx 🙂
How cute is that! The first thing I thought was that it was metal and magnetic but then I saw what you did with the bag…. awesome! Love the table top too, that is one gorgeous paper bag!
Thank you so much, Susan! Isn’t it amazing what you can do with paper!! So glad you like them 🙂