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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thread Board

One of my best friends had this mirror from Ikea:
When the mirror broke, she gave me the empty metal frame. It took me awhile to figure out what it was going to be…..I debated about making a bulletin board or a jewelry rack, but finally realized it would be the perfect place to organize all my sewing thread.

The frame is rather large (22”x22”) so it will hold a lot of thread. I took a trip to Lowe’s to pick up some peg board ($5) and a few wooden dowels ($0.60 each) and got to work.

Patience is not a virtue I possess and I couldn’t stand to wait for my husband to get home and cut the pegboard down, so I painstakingly cut a 22”x22” square with one of his hand saws. I use his drill all the time, but I wasn’t brave enough to break out the electric saw… there was no one else home to take me to the hospital!

A few hours minutes later I had my square cut and the dowels cut in 3.5” segments. The dowels are the perfect size for the holes in the pegboard; I just used a little hot glue on the back side to hold them securely in place.

 I sprayed the pegboard and dowels with white primer and paint.


Poking the dowels in styrofoam helps make sure they get an even coat of primer and paint.


I sprayed the frame with primer and Krylon “Classic Gray” spray paint.


Once it dried I just had to put the board in the frame and hang it on the wall. Viola!




I need to buy a few more dowels to fill up the pegboard and hold the rest of my thread stash, but it’s so nice to have the thread out and easily accessible, now I can get to my long list of sewing projects!

11 comments:

  1. This is a great idea. I often wonder up ideas of how to organize my thread!! I may have to use my own variation of this great idea :)

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  2. Now that is a stylish way to store thread!!

    Found you through Someday Crafts!

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  3. This is great, Husband and I were just discussing the sewing room project last night. Will have to add this to the list of builds. I am a new follower.

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  4. Thanks so much, I'm so happy with how it turned out and love having the thread out and easy to get to!

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  5. Wow! Love this! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    I pinned this too!

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  6. Love this idea...I could really use this in my crafting area...yours looks so fancy! :)

    I featured this on my blog today...come grab a new "featured" button!

    http://christinasadventures.com/2011/09/sunday-features-37.html


    I'm also pinning it to my Pinterest board! :)

    http://pinterest.com/christinasadven/20-below-features/

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  7. Creative ideas. Thanks for sharing

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  8. I've been looking for a fun way to hold my thread and I think I've found it here! And the tip about putting the dowels in styrofoam to hold them while painting is great! Thanks for posting.

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  9. I really want/need a thread board, and that's an awesome way to use an old frame.:) Now I just need to go break a mirror...;)
    I'm a new follower from Project Queen:)
    http://everydaygameplan.net

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  10. this is AWESOME!!! love it.
    just found you recently - having a sticky at all your past posts.
    lovely blog.
    cheryl @ nefotlak. xox.

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