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Monday, February 11, 2013

Spindles as Frames

I told you the other day that the night before we were getting our floors installed, we were packing up, and my little Tiger was riding his mattress down the stairs (after Daddy showed him how with the baby mattress), and a very important spindle snapped right in half on the landing.  That moment we decided to change out the spindles while we were at it (dangerous words for the budget while you're remodeling).

So when the floor guys were taking the spindles out, I told them to save them back for me instead of throwing them out (I'm sure they think I'm a packrat by now since I told them to save the leftover wood planks, too).  I had one idea in mind, but that would only require a few spindles.  I really want to redo my island, so I'm hoping to board and batten it with split spindles as the frame on either side.  You'll me.  ;)

Source: Seibels
Then after some googling, I found this (above) idea for the guest bedroom.  Mine will be a variation of this, but I'm super excited about it.  I already have all of the materials, but now I'm just waiting on the space in my garage!

I was eager to do something, though, so I decided to frame out my vinyl chalkboard that I put up on the door to the garage when we moved in.

It was super easy, too.  All I did was use the circular saw to split it down the middle, sand it, paint it, and nail it to the door.  (I thought about gluing it so that you couldn't see nail holes, but I thought that would be too permanent.)

As you can see in this pic, for the chalk tray, I drilled holes and then screwed it in.  It's not the ideal solution, but I'm kinda all about not spending extra money.  So since that's what I had, that's what I did.

Anyway, I love it.  This will not be the last of the spindles that you see on this blog!

P.S.  If you're in the DFW area and want some spindles, give me a holler!  I have a boat load of them and will likely be throwing out what doesn't get used in the next few months.


  1. I love it! I love seeing what you come up with.

  2. Love the frame--the spindles are so cool. Good job.Ann

  3. Let me know when you are ready to throw them out. I'll take some!

    1. I'll definitely let you know before I chunk it all. :)


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