What to do with old Balusters and spindles
Old Balusters and spindles can be found at flea markets, antique stores, and even garage sales. There are many great Trash to Treasure projects out there for these items. Their shapes are infinite, and the more chippy the paint the better, I hope you Enjoy this idea page.
You'll need to be able to cut the spindles to various lengths for this project. After that it's pretty strait forward.
Spindle Wire Christmas Tree
This is a lamp project based on one of Ki's projects. It's basically 4 spindles, attached to scrap wood on top and below. Then It needs to be wired as a lamp. You can get lamp making information from my lamps page including a link to a youtube tutorial on lamp wiring.
The angel on the left was made from an old Table Leg, the arms are old spindles. The shape of the Table leg just lent itself to become an angel. I turned it upside down and the bottom of the leg became her head.
the one on the right was made from an old spindle, I added iron brackets for the wings, and a round finial for her head. I used Copper wire for her halo and aura.
Here's an out of the ordinary window valance. Made by gluing old chair spindles etc onto a piece of trim.
I used another old table leg, cut in half, to embelish this cabinet
These Old Table legs were cut in half and painted and then just hung on the wall as is.
Old Spindles were used by artist Mark Orr, to become legs for his one of a kind tables. click the picture to view his web site, with more great ideas and pieces to purchase. Thank you Mark for permission to link to your wonderful art.
sewigardnut from The Garden Web, posted this idea for a plant hanger
I used spindles to accent the roof line. On the right is another I made using spindles as embelishment.
Toots made these 2 angels from old spindles. "one to hold sayings and one to hold favorite xmas ornament....one with wire ribbon wings and one with scroll-saw wings"
Various Candlesticks made from old Spindles.
Spindle Candlestick Tutorial
Tea Tray with cut spindles as legs
Spindles embelish this picture frame
Spindle Bird Houses
Spindles turned into finials