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Thursday, January 12

Earth Day Thursday- Save the Big Wooden Spools

I know jealousy is a terrible quality,
however
I have been sweating all of the electrical and cable spool upcycles I have seen around blog town lately. I was so sad, because I have no access to them, never see them lying about, don't have any connection to big electrician or cable installers.

Well, lookee what I have sittin in my garage right now...



When we drove all my goodies up to the shop, we noticed about 10 gigantic spools out back (along with about 59 pallets-Alli and I are a match made in crafting heaven).

Her lovely husband Cory has a secret connection and get as many spools and pallets as Alli wants, so he offered to load up a few more me in our truck.
YAY ME!

So as usual, when some new score lands in my lap I headed off to pinterest and Google search to get inspired.

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Hmmmmm, I can't wait to get started!


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17 Comments:

At January 12, 2012 at 5:46 PM , Blogger Chris said...

Hi Kim, well you certainly found a great deal of ideas for your wooden spools. I wonder which ones you will choose to try. They all looked pretty spiffy. I really liked the one used to store books/magazines. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

 
At January 12, 2012 at 10:03 PM , Blogger Brenda said...

Love the coffee table one with the books under neith - very clever.

 
At January 13, 2012 at 5:34 AM , Blogger Lindsey said...

My favorite is also the white one with the books underneath... I totally pinned that! So jealous that you found these! (My husband won't let me bring things like these in the house. *pout*)

Would love for you to stop by @toddlindsey.com

 
At January 13, 2012 at 7:12 PM , Blogger Kerry Rossow said...

WOWZA! You hit the jackpot! I can't wait to see what you do!
Have an awesome weekend!
Kerry at HouseTalkN

 
At January 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM , Blogger Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

I can't wait to see what you do with your spools. So fun!

I featured this post on my TT&J FB page :)

xoxo
Jen

 
At January 13, 2012 at 10:50 PM , Blogger Jennifer @ The Brilliant Crafty Type said...

Well great... now I need to find some...

 
At January 14, 2012 at 6:31 AM , Blogger Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun said...

Yes!! I have been wanting one or two of these myself! Lowes just had the small ones. Glad you scored a few!

 
At January 14, 2012 at 6:31 AM , Blogger Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun said...

Yes!! I have been wanting one or two of these myself! Lowes just had the small ones. Glad you scored a few!

 
At January 14, 2012 at 8:20 AM , Blogger Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Wow, such awesome inspiration! Don't you just love pinterest!! I can't wait to see what they become!!

 
At January 16, 2012 at 7:02 AM , Anonymous Christin said...

I'm so jealous! I love the outdoor table with the burlap runner. Probably because it's the middle of winter and I'm dreaming sbout gorgeous outdoor weather!

 
At January 16, 2012 at 8:09 AM , Blogger Eilis said...

I can't wait to see what you do. I have been hiding a small wooden spool from my husband every time he cleans the garage. I am running out of time and need to use it soon!
Eilis
my-heart-lives-here.blogspot.com

 
At January 16, 2012 at 11:25 AM , Blogger Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

That is awesome!!! I can't wait to see what you do with them!!!

 
At January 17, 2012 at 6:47 AM , Blogger Sass - aka - Kathy said...

Love it! I want a small spool so badly! Won't you consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/01/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-7.html ?

Hugs,

Kathy

 
At January 17, 2012 at 11:08 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

I'm another whose favorite is the one with books underneath. The one made into an ottoman is giving me ideas, too.

A tip on where to find these--find out which of your local cable company's locations is where the installers park and work when they're not out installing. Find their dumpster. Go nuts choosing from dozens of these spools. If you want you can ask (there's usually a guy or two standing around) but they'll almost certainly look at you like you're crazy and tell you to help yourself. I've used these before (built a cat climbing tree that's now gone) and that's how we found them. DH used to work for the cable company so he knew where to get them.

 
At January 18, 2012 at 7:40 AM , Anonymous debbie refresh restyle said...

I am so glad you posted this, I just got one and was thinking, how am I going to dress this thing up!! You came along just in time!
Debbie

 
At January 18, 2012 at 8:35 AM , Blogger frugal-interior-design said...

Oh, I want one! I can't wait to see what you come up with. I personally love them in an almost unaltered state, other than say a paint wash of some sort.

I may have to go on a scavenger hunt. There is a business up the road with stacks of pallets that I've been meaning to stop at. I want a few to experiment with.

 
At January 24, 2012 at 4:44 AM , Blogger Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Kim, you're a machine! Do you ever sleep. I'm dying to see what you do with those spools. Thanks so much for linking up to "Thriving On Thursdays" last week. We'd all love to see what you've been up to this week. Hope to see you again soon. (And PS. I can't keep up with your changing buttons but I look forward to seeing what you come up with each week! LOL xx)

Anne @ Domesblissity xx

 

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