I’m not sure that I can do anything to top this one! It turned out better than I could have ever imagined. I’ll get right down to the good stuff, what I did and how I did it.
First, let’s talk about the materials I used.
-A Box Frame Chalkboard Sign. This is an old sign, Mr. Lizzy built for me a year or so ago. I used it for Chalk Couture, but when I saw it sitting lonely in the corner, I knew it would be the perfect surface for my spindle tree. Get creative with what you use.
-Pieces of left over she shed flooring.
-17 spindles. Different shapes, sizes, and colors. I found mine in the “junk” section of First Monday Trade Days. I was lucky enough to find them in various sizes, and I spent a lot of time laying them out on the ground there to make the perfect shape of the tree. (look at chairs and end tables at the thrift store, you could always remove the spindles from them and cut them to the lengths you need)
-Rusty star for the top
-White Paint, Waverly Antique Wax in Brown, a Sanding Sponge, PLENTY of Hot Glue, a hot glue gun, and LOTS of E6000
I started with prepping my floor pieces. They needed to be cut down to size so they would fit inside the frame. THIS IS NOT necessary if you already have a complete surface you want to use.
I painted the floor pieces white, and then heavily distressed with a sanding sponge. I used the waverly antique wax to age it a little.
Once I finished with the pieces I secured them to the inside of the board to create my surface. I used Hot Glue, and E6000.
I pre-drilled a hole in the top where I knew I would attach the star.
All that was left, was to lay out the spindles and attach them to the surface. I used lots of hot glue and E6000. I can’t even tell you how excited I am about the end result.
You can watch me put it all together live on our facebook page. Click the red button below and it will take your right to the replay.
If you love how this one turned out as much as we do, could you do us a little favor and…
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Thanks Y’all- Lizzy