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Oops, I’m doing it again!
Actually, I’ve been doing it all along.
It might be intervention time.
Friends are hiding their tables and chairs from me.
Now I’ve collected my obsession to share.
My passion is repurposing old furniture.
But my obsession is repurposing old S~P~I~N~D~L~E~S!!!
I did a collection of 10 things to do with an old spindle last year.
Now I doing it again with more things to do with a broken spindle!!
Here’s my decorative, do not climb to the roof with this ladder…made with spindles!
The sweetest feet ever! They look awesome on the bottom of my repurposed frame turned tray!
Spindles light up my life. And now our home.
When I had the opportunity to join the “Best of DIY” I turned to spindles to make a crate.
Spindles on video
Here’s a little video on working with spindles.
Making things from spindles have been my obsession for years! The first spindle angel I made was over 15 years ago.
These clocks hands were made from spindles. It doesn’t have the clock stuff to make it tick, but I still find myself glancing at it to check the time. I have plans for a huge clock…shhh! Don’t tell anyone.
My obsession is affecting other DIY projects.
When I was in the middle of making a plate holder from dowels I thought, “What about one made with an old spindle!”
I stand them up on end and add to most displays…
and if they won’t stand…I lean them!
NOW…I’m even wearing old spindles!!
And making them for friends to wear.
I think this obsession started as a six-year-old child. I loved staying with my grandparents on their old farm. They had a wonderful old spindle bed with worn off paint. I can still remember the following turns and curves with my hands.
Someday I will walk into the house and all my friends and family will be sitting around an empty chair. They will start telling stories about how I took the legs from the old family dining table. Or the time, I split the spindle legs from the chair back and now no one can lead back. They might tell about the time the coffee table top was left on the floor while the legs were turned into chandeliers.
But I know every one of them is waiting for their spindle necklace!!
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