Sunday, June 24, 2012

Thread Storage

Thread storage.  It's always a dilemma for me.  I don't like the traditional rack with the spool sticks on it.  I want to be different.  A few weeks ago I found this little treasure at a garage sale and snatched it up for three dollars.  It did have a dark wood stain till I got a hold of it.  This was my first time at spray painting wood.  Next time I will know to use a primer first.  I must have applied 20 coats and it seemed like most of them kept soaking into the wood. I finally gave up with the hopes that once I got some thread stacked in it, the flaws would not be as noticeable.......
I'm loving it!  I chose a cream color instead of a bright white and I like the way it looks against my blue craft room wall.......
I'm slowly getting my craft room put together.  Some day I'll have a long blog post on this room hiding in my basement.

13 comments:

  1. Very clever! And pretty to boot!

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  2. looks nice, a very good idea - it sure is nicer then my ice cream thread box ...

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  3. flaws? what flaws? All is see is lovely thread!
    americansewingguild.blogspot.com

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  5. What a great idea--functional, beautiful and economical. I love it.

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  6. Really pretty! My thread collection is growing..I need something like this!

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  7. $3!!! What a bargain! It looks great - perfect for your threads!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  8. It looks Great! For three bucks - can't beat that :)

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  9. I totally need one of those shelves. It works perfectly with your thread. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  10. Love it! I built a thread and bobbin storage rack a couple of weeks ago. It would never have occurred to me to repurpose a shadow box, but yours is so perfect! Here's the link to mine: http://www.sewingoverpins.com/2012/06/tutorial-diy-thread-spool-bobbin.html

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  11. Thanks so much for linking to the party! I think the paint job looks great and the bright colored spools of thread really pop on it!
    Karen

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  12. Your thread box looks like a piece of art with the colorful spools. Great idea.

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