One of my regular customers brought me a present the other day (thanks again Suzy). She had seen my post about the button box, and she thought this piece had a similar feel.
I photographed the ‘before’ shot with it lying on a table, but it is supposed to be hung on the wall to hold spools of thread. It’s not in terrible shape, and the little daisy chain at the top is pretty cute, but that shade of yellow … well, it’s a little garish, isn’t it?
But, that was nothing that a little spray paint couldn’t fix.
First I sanded off the daisy chain though. The paint used for the flowers was a bit thick, so had I just painted over it you would have still seen the outline. So I sanded those flowers off completely, then added a few coats of Rustoleum’s Heirloom White. Next I added a little section from the Classic Vintage Labels transfer from re.design with prima to the top.
I had remarked on how much I loved the look of the old wooden spools that came with the button box compared with modern plastic ones …
But I’d included them with the box when I sold it, so I didn’t have any of those left. All I had were the 4 spools that came with this rack.
So it was kind of kismet when I happened to find a big box of old thread at a lunchtime garage sale for $1.
They weren’t all old, but there were enough vintage spools in there to make it worthwhile.
I put all of the plastic ones in the Goodwill pile, and added the vintage ones to the spool holder.
Wouldn’t this be sweet hung on the wall in someone’s sewing room?
I don’t actually happen to sew though, so that someone won’t be me.
But if you’re local, and a seamstress, it could be you. It is for sale for a mere $22. If you’re interested, leave a comment or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if there aren’t any takers, I’ll be putting it in the pile to take to Reclaiming Beautiful, the shop where I sell some of my things on consignment.