Paper Dispenser

August 30th, 2012 in member junk     
annebell Suzanne Halverson, contributor
6 users recommend

Ive wanted a vintage paper dispenser for a long time, but they can be pricey. I found this dispenser for a reasonable price. It looked like one that would be mounted to the wall. Not really what I wanted. 
After examining it, I realized I could make it what I wanted without a lot of fuss. 
I just found a board that was the right width, cut it to size and stained it. Then I used wood screws to fasten the dispenser right to the board. 
I wanted a place to hold string, so I added that, too.
Its just an old carriage bolt. I drilled a hole into the board, and epoxied the bolt into place. 
Now I have exactly what I wanted!
Ive wanted a vintage paper dispenser for a long time, but they can be pricey. I found this dispenser for a reasonable price. It looked like one that would be mounted to the wall. Not really what I wanted. 

I've wanted a vintage paper dispenser for a long time, but they can be pricey. I found this dispenser for a reasonable price. It looked like one that would be mounted to the wall. Not really what I wanted. 


It can sometimes be hard to find exactly what you want. But sometimes, with a few modifications, you can make something into what you want. 


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, tabletop, metal, wood, industrial, organizer

Comments (4)

suziart writes: What a great idea!!! love it!
Posted: 9:37 am on September 13th
CleverJunk writes: Perfect! Posted: 8:30 am on September 2nd
GypsyBarn writes: Love it! If this were 5 high, it would be ideal for my junk room lol! Loving the string dispenser too! Posted: 5:55 am on August 31st
chippingcharm writes: Perfect...the added bolt for the string is very clever too :) Laurel Posted: 12:42 pm on August 30th
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