This year I’m hoping my family can avoid a Christmas catastrophe. You see, we’re each individually the type of people who have totally random things happen quite frequently. For instance, once my neighbor ran his truck into my fence connected to my house. But it’s not like he just went right off the road… nope he went through a big field and still wasn’t able to stop in time. But when the whole family is together, similar things still happen, but on a bigger scale. As an example, when I was in high school there was a police chase that ended in our side yard after going through our fence (which we all slept through in spite of being just a few feet away from our bedroom windows).
So it should come as no surprise that when the family was en-mass at my sister’s home we broke the plumbing. It was terrible with a whole bunch of us in the house staying for many more nights than the house could really handle and NO usable toilets. My father told us all to pretend like we were camping, except that I have never been camping in my whole life and I’m just not a go outside kind of a girl. So when one of my nephews started totally wigging out, my mother and I wound up speeding down the road to make it to the nearest truck stop for a family pit stop. “If you gotta go GET. IN. THE. CAR. NOW!”
In short, the whole situation was terrible. While I cannot do much so that we avoid such a huge catastrophe this year, I can keep us from running out of toilet paper which, with too many people too closely together, would be a similarly awful fate. So I headed in to Target where I purchased a humongous package of Cottonelle Trip Rolls so that A. we don’t need to worry about running out and B. nobody is constantly having to swap out toilet rolls. And while we’re at this, what’s the deal with people who can’t replace the TP themselves? I mean, really, you’re just going to leave it on the counter near the empty roll? I’d very much appreciate just putting the new roll on the holder so that I can come behind you and take it off and replace it so that the paper is overhand, or as I like to call it, the right way. :)
Oh, and here’s a handy coupon that you can use at Target… Buy Cottonelle Triple Roll 12 pack or larger and get a FREE box of Kleenex (while supplies last) <– Yay, free stuff!
So while I was worrying about the whole bathroom situation, I decided to knock out a DIY so that I can have not one but TWO rolls of Cottonelle triple roll easily accessible (that’s like having six rolls of toilet paper within easy access – super nice!!) And that’s how my golden goose toilet paper holder was born. His name is Clive and he’s a dutiful creature. Want to make your own? It’s super simple. You will need:
- Duck (or other creature) toilet paper holder
- Gray spray primer
- Gold spray paint
- Glossy spray polyurethane
- Cottonelle Triple Rolls <— Don’t forget to use your coupon at Target (while supplies last)!
Take your creature out of the packaging and set up some place convenient for spray painting. For best results, try to paint when it is 50 degrees or warmer.
Spray with primer. Go over it to make sure you cover everything. Allow to fully dry.
Lightly spray paint with gold (to maintain some of the dark in the crevices of the design and have nice contrast in the finished piece) with as many coats as necessary to cover well. When happy with the coverage, go over with two coats of polyurethane to help protect the new finish!
And there’s my handsome Clive ready to serve up some Cottonelle toilet paper! Isn’t he so much fun?
He’s set up on the counter and the wall paper holder is also stocked. And even though I’ve already said it before, Imma say it again – that’s like having 6 rolls of toilet paper ready to go. And that means I, or someone else, won’t have to go around swapping out toilet paper rolls constantly! Oh, and last reminder… don’t forget to use your Target coupon – Buy Cottonelle Triple Roll 12 pack or larger and get a FREE box of Kleenex (while supplies last).
I hope you love my golden goose! What creature would you spray paint gold and hire as your personal TP holder?Written by Allison Murray - Visit Website