It may not be Friday (yes, I missed the Friday Five last week!), but I’m bringing you a Friday Five post today! This past Saturday, I taught a class at the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity ReStore on how to repurpose stair spindles. I challenged myself to come up with five ways to repurpose them.
I ended up creating SEVEN projects! Wahoo!
Today, I’m going to show you the projects I made. Then, in my next post, I’ll give you the instructions for how to make them and some general tips on repurposing stair spindles.
Five Ways to Repurpose Stair Spindles (Ok, really seven, but who’s counting?!?)
(1) The Ladder
Perfect for holding towels in a bathroom or blankets in any room!
(2) The Boot Holder
I got this idea from This Old House. It worked great using the crate from Crates & Pallet (<-affiliate link)!
(3) Jewelry Holder
Corral your bling easily with this jewelry holder!
(4) Coat Rack
Made pretty much the same way as the jewelry holder, I used the knobby parts of the spindles here – perfect for coats and bags.
(5) Tiered Server
This one gave me a wee bit of a headache, but once I figured out to use lightweight cake pans, it came together nicely.
You know what they say: candlesticks always make a nice gift!
Easy to make from the leftover spindle pieces and some candle holders I had from an estate sale (but you can buy them at craft stores, too!).
(7) Don’t throw away the scraps!
Not being one to throw anything away, I needed to make something with the scrap pieces left over.
The angel was made from a piece of spindle I had left over. The tree is made from the pegs that are at the ends of the spindles. I had cut them off of each spindle to make the other projects, then just glued them together to make a little tree.
There they are! Seven fun stair spindle projects!
Click HERE for the tutorials for how to make each project!