Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Spool Love

Once upon a time, I used to be an avid garage sale shopper! That seems like such along time ago, although I’ve been out and about of late but can’t seem to find the awesome deals I did before. HOWEVER, there was this one time I picked up container full of these awesome vintage spools!! I had no idea what to do with them, only that they needed to be mine and so I bought them….and they sat…and sat…and sat some more. I’ve contemplated getting rid of them. Well I didn’t really, but people in this house suggested it a time or two and I won’t name names but it wasn’t me or Ashley.

Well the other day I decided enough was enough. I was going to use my beautiful, awesome, harmonious spools. And this is what I came up with.

I bought a 50 cent picture at a yard sale specifically for it’s frame which is not pictured here but this is the photo that adorned it:

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Beautiful right! Well I never let a sight like this deter me from seeing the bigger picture for such an object.

Enter: Material and spray adhesive!

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I literally found this one pillow case at goodwill for fifty cents but loved the pattern so I saved it for a rainy day.  I found it easier to cut the material slightly bigger than the picture itself, spray my adhesive and stick the material on then cut off the access. I left a little bit of overlap so that I could wrap it around the back as shown below:

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Oh and smooth out the wrinkles before taking a picture :)

After that I sprayed my frame white so it would pop off of my green bathroom wall and hot glued my spools in the shape of a heart. This is what you see now when you are “visiting” my bathroom.


This is a weird side view but you can see this vintage awesomeness up close! I’d never hide that loveliness from you!

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Hope you enjoyed, Oh and if you haven’t entered our contest for JPT Graphics, go there now and do it pretty please! You’ll make me look good



Tami Michel said...

Very pretty Rita, so glad you saved them!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks adorable! great idea!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks adorable- great idea!

Gwen said...

Super cute! I love it!

Twice Nice said...

So cute Rita! Love it!