Thursday, August 8, 2013

And Speaking of Spools...a spool turned spice rack...

So the other day I shared our new SPOOL OTTOMAN for the back patio.

And as I was digging around in my "Spool Stash"...
(What?  Doesn't everyone have a spool stash?  Is that odd?  Maybe a little?)
...I found this other little spool that I had been thinking I'd use for a spinning spice rack.

We just added a "Lazy Susan" to the bottom...another easy one here.  No surprise :)

And again, I just coated it with a matte poly spray and left it "as is"...industrial charm??

The perfect height for spices...

...spin it around for sweeteners etc.

Works for me :)

Here are a couple of other things we've made from various spools...

Did you see this little spool table layered with linens in the "Vintage kid" section in OUR BOOTH AT ANTIQUES DOWNTOWN? 

Or this one...

...we "DRESSED UP" for a salad bar party?

Fun for flowers too!
So what about you?  Have you made anything clever with spools lately?
Thanks for stopping by!

Chat soon,


  1. Oh my goodness -- definitely would leave that spice spool as is. How cute that is - and no, I don't think everyone has a 'spool stash' LOL

  2. That is a very cute idea for spices!!
    Is that a clock from a Westinghouse Roaster cart? So cute.

  3. I love that you have a spool stash! Sounds like something I would have. I LOVE the spice rack...repurposing at it's best!!

  4. I have one of these sitting on my workshop counter and I keep thinking about what I should do with it. I love it as a spice rack!

  5. wow, I dream of such a large spool!!!
    where do you get these ideas???????
    I am delighted, as always!!!

    kisses from Poland:)

  6. No spool stash here, but now I think I need one! Love your collection! You always inspire me!

  7. That is a great spice rack!!

  8. I need a small spool like that one!!

  9. So so cute! I love the spool turned spice rack, great idea! And, thanks for your sweet comment on my scrap wood post! Hugs!

  10. Great idea! My mom collects the spools and doesn't do anything with them. I think I've got a Christmas idea for her now! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)!

  11. Your awesome spool spice rack was featured on Friday Finds today!

  12. Where do you buy the spinner that goes on the bottom ?

    1. You can purchase the "Lazy Susan' at most home improvement stores...Menard's, Home Depot etc. :)

  13. Hi Laurel,
    How cute is that spool spice rack. It is amazing. Love it.

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