A humidor becomes a toilet paper cabinet

By Mollie Gieseman, Owner at Mollie Geeez! in Swan Point, MD.

The powder room needed a convienent extra  paper holder. I took what I believe was a vintage small interesting cabinet that orignially held a tobacco humindor stored inside and had a ash tray on the top which rested in a circle cut in the top. The cabinet held three rolls of paper which seemed good since there was a basket in the bathroom that held five additional rolls.

I ordered a man made white marble top to cover the hole in the top. This added a bit of upscale detail. Then I decoupaged three sides and the bottom bulb of the legs with the black and white checked Mackenzie Childs napkins. I cut a frog from a different MC's napkin to decoupage on the checked napkin.The cabinet was sealed with Minwax polycrylic.

This goes with the theme of the powder room where a collection of frogs is displayed. I used the gold, silver and copper metallic paint to highlight some of the turnings on the humidor.The top of the cabinet is staged with a family of frogs who are reading or listening to a story book. The humidor went from an interesting repurpose to a whimsical repurpose in black and white that surely makes folks smile.

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesDecoupage

Products Used

  • Fusion Mineral Paint - Ash
  • Black and white check and garden paper napkins from MacKenzie Childs
  • Folk Art metallic Royal Gold, Silver and Antigue Copper paints
  • Man made custom white mable top
  • Minwax Polycrylic
  • detail artist brushes I have had for a long time
  • sanding block

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