Sunday, October 6, 2013


I love making things with stair spindles. Recently I made a batch of yard signs using spindles.  I have made them before and either sold them or given them away before I blogged about them.  The graphics are Picmonkied onto the picture during the editing proces.   I searched high and low but no chalk.  I know I had chalk at one point but none could be found.

Making the sign:
Step 1: It is easiest if you select a spindle that has a flat surface (face) at the top.  I am using spindles that I purchased at the Dallas Restore last summer. 
Step 2:  Cut the board.  I used a 8 inch wide plank.  I usually cut them 18 inches long.  I find it easier when I get the lumber to cut a number of the boards at one time.  I also make these out of scrap lumber.
Step 3:  I attach the board to the spindle using a drill and screws.  I then fill in the recessed drill hole and sand it smooth when dry.
Step 4: I attach the finial and then paint.  The chalk board paint is added last. 
I had to work in the kitchen this week because the mosquitos were so bad on the patio and it the garage.   I maybe a slight hypochondriac and mosquito bites always make me worry that West Nile is just around the corner.
I try to make several at a time and have some on hand.  You never know when you will need a sign.

After using Picmonkey to add graphics to this sign I wish I had a Cricket (or other such machine) so I could cut vinyl letters.  Oh well, not until at least November for that dream to become real.
I am going to party with:
The Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and DreamingSunny Simple Sundays Party at Sunny Simple LifeSundae Scoop at I Heart NaptimeThink Pink Sundays at Flamingo ToesNifty Thrifty Sunday at Nifty Thrifty ThingsIt's Party Time at Three Mango SeedsRestyled Sundays at Stylish Once AgainSilver Pennies Sundays at Silver PenniesFrugal Crafty Home Blog Hop at A Blossoming LifeDIY Showcase Party at Minette's MazeInspired Sunday at Sunday ViewSunday Linky at Suburbs Momma
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  1. I adore your signs and love the fact that you are using what's on hand! Way to go! I featured this post at The Thrifty Grooves FB page today. I hope you will stop by and "like" it! Thank you for sharing at TTF this week!

  2. This is a great idea, and these are beautiful! I need to try crafting with what I have for about six months! Thanks for linking up with Sunday View. Love them!


  3. Cute idea! I always pick up spindles when I run across them. I have a couple made into wreath holders which I love. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. These are terrific - love the use of the spindles! Well done! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  5. Fun signs! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  6. Hi Rhonda! I featured you today on Inspired Sunday. There's a badge on my blog that you can display on yours. Great post!