Wednesday

Vintage Thread Spools Turned Knobs

At the beginning of the week I posted {here} about a blah old toy box I turned into a cute spool cabinet that happens to hold toys.

Toy Box Turned Spool Cabinet with Vintage Thead knobs Bliss-Ranch.com

Even though the drawers are faux fronts, they needed knobs to lend some authenticity to it.


Toy Box Turned Spool Cabinet with Vintage Thead knobs Bliss-Ranch.com
I used what I had, I didn't want to make any purchases to complete it.

What I had was a plastic ziplock of vintage thread.

Toy Box Turned Spool Cabinet with Vintage Thead knobs Bliss-Ranch.com

I hated to do it, but the thread had to come off.

They were in no danger of being used on a sewing machine by me.

Toy Box Turned Spool Cabinet with Vintage Thead knobs Bliss-Ranch.com

The tops have graphics deeply stamped with the brand and number of the thread color.

Toy Box Turned Spool Cabinet with Vintage Thead knobs Bliss-Ranch.com

The spools were cut in half to make good use of lettering on both ends, being careful not to splinter and shatter them, which did happen to one.

Toy Box Turned Spool Cabinet with Vintage Thead knobs Bliss-Ranch.com

I gave the sides of each spool a rub with a custom mix of metallic gold and copper.

Toy Box Turned Spool Cabinet with Vintage Thead knobs Bliss-Ranch.com

They were attached to the fake drawer fronts with some brassy head screws that fit perfectly.

Toy Box Turned Spool Cabinet with Vintage Thead knobs Bliss-Ranch.com

I was pleased with how the whole thing turned out, a perfect style toy box for our family room.

Toy Box Turned Spool Cabinet with Vintage Thead knobs Bliss-Ranch.com

Next up - the details of the wood drawer fronts and the graphic I painted on the top.

Original project photos {here}
How to make the fake wood drawer fronts {here}



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15 comments :

  1. I am still in awe over this project!
    Judy

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  2. This is such a great idea, Bliss...and perfect for this fabulous project!

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  3. I absolutely love it! The spool knobs are so brilliant!

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  4. It is just so gorgeous! Love the spool knobs!

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  5. Loved those spool knobs and am looking forward to seeing how you did the fronts. I forwarded this to a friend who is making over a blanket chest.

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  6. I just love those spool knobs! The perfect touch to a perfectly painted piece! :)

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  7. How did you cut them? What's the trick to keep them from splitting?

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  8. What a fantastic idea! ;)

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  9. I'm wondering the same as Tina,, cutting them had to be tricky. You have such a creative mind, love that

    Cindy

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  10. I forgot that spools used to be wooden! So clever of you!

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  11. I love this. Good job!

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  12. Great idea with the spool knobs ... in fact, the entire piece is beautiful. Anxious to see what you have done with the top.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  13. Boo Hoo, Wah Wah! I thought we'd get to see all the details today. I can't wait :)

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  14. You're so clever and really got creative with your use of the spools!!

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  15. sooooooooooo...............

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