Yesterday, I shared with you here that I have a love for vintage spools. I found a bunch while antiquing, but the prices were ridiculous, so why not just make my own?
I bought a 3 foot dowel rod and some little wood disc thingies in the wood section of Hobby Lobby. Then, I cut the rod with a miter saw every five inches or so.
Next, I stained all the pieces with some Antique Walnut Minwax Polyshades (stain and poly in one). I didn’t bother nailing these together and simply used Gorilla Glue to make the spools. I allowed the glue to set overnight and then this morning came the fun part!
Using the largest drill bit I could find in our basement I drilled holes through the rods. To finish off the look, I used some stamps from the craft closet, a marker, and various bits of twine, rope, and ribbon. Ta da! Vintage spools for around $6!
I am thrilled with how they turned out. Once my craft room is ready, I will put these to use holding some of my favorite ribbon.
For now, they just look adorable in my vignette.
The spools aren’t the only thing that received a makeover today! These ugly framed pics were formerly on top of my kitchen cabinets and begging to be spray painted.
A coat of Heirloom White, picture flipped around (I didn’t even use chalkboard paint), and a chalk marker later and we’re looking pretty cute, eh?
That green bowl that you see below also got attacked with the Heirloom White!
Here it is now with some antique staining to boot. Ah, much better!
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My drill slipped and gauged the wood making it look all the more vintage! Yay for mistakes!
And here is the whole lovely autumn vignette…
I ripped the covers off of two old books and placed an old Bible on top tied with twine. It’s the perfect perch for my market fresh pumpkin!
The old scale was a recent Craigslist find. I’ve had my eye on them for a year now and was waiting for a cheap one to come my way. Hoorah when it finally did! I love the rusty patina on this one.
Okay, one last admiration….
And just in case you were wanting a bit more perspective on the dining room….