HOW TO TURN AN OLD WOODEN SPOOL TOP INTO A FARMHOUSE PIECE OF ARTWORK!
Today I’m over at my besties place showing off what we’ve been doing with an old wire cable pool top. If you missed the earlier entryway post you can see that here. My hubby has these left over from job sites and knows this type of thing is right up our alley so he always saves them for me. If it’s old and junky it’s a treasure in my book!
First my bestie painted and distressed the piece then I designed the pattern that we transferred onto the wood. We decided it was easier to work on with it hanging on the wall so we tackled that project first. And when we’re together there’s always tons of laughs because we do the stupidest things some times but we have a fantastic time when we’re together.
Neither one of us has any artistic ability so tracing the design onto the spool was what we decided to do. I’ve used a projector from the library before to do something similar so we went back to the library and borrowed it. This is where the laughter began….we couldn’t figure out how to turn the light on, after looking it over and laughing my bestie said she’d done this before and figured it out. The bulb was out! It’s she a genius LOL. I know others don’t think we’re funny but we laugh until we pee our pants! We’ve been friends for over 40 years, boy the stories we can tell.
We took turns tracing the patter, using a pencil, believe it or not our arms got tired of working on that angle. Rather than having to paint everything and try and be neat about it we decided to use a jumb sharpie to fill everything in. I highly recommend the sharpie method, it worked perfectly and looks just like a hand painted design.
The farmhouse look she’s going for is coming along nicely. Every project we’ve done in her place has been a freebie. We’ve collected salvaged wood all summer long to bring her ideas together. Next I’ll share with you that cabinet you see in the photo (there’s a hidden suprise inside).