Old Paintbrush Memo Holder

I go through a lot of paint brushes in this business!

Old Paintbrush Memo Holder

Many times I buy these inexpensive chip brushes in bulk.

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That way when I don't feel like washing them I just toss them.  But as a someone who tries to find a new use for everything, that just doesn't make sense!

This time when I left out an old paint brush that I had used for sealer, I took a closer look. 

DIY Old Paintbrush Memo Holder

The patina on this brush was really pretty, including the rusted metal part. 

The first thing that came to mind was to make a small memo holder. 

DIY Old Paintbrush Memo Holder for the workshop

So I added a small clip to the top and then a rusty piece to act as a key hook on the bottom. 

Old Paintbrush Memo Holder for the workshop
In the clip I hung a small note pad

This was actually a great place to hang an extra key in a small space. 

I added a hanger to the back and hung it up by the workshop door. 

DIY Repurposed Old Paintbrush Memo Holder

Now I even repurposed the paint brush I used to 

repurpose something else! 



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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  1. I love this idea, Susan! I've been holding onto 4 old paintbrushes, trying to figure out how to best enjoy them-think this is it!

    1. Great! I'd love to see them if you could send pics!

  2. What a brillant idea. I got to make this project. Lovin it!

  3. Wow, you're too funny! What could be more perfect to put by the workshop door? I love this, you're right the patina is awesome.Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Pinned! xo Kathleen

    1. Thanks Kathleen... it was just there... so I repurposed it! LOL


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