What to do with old Balusters and spindles

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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.

Christmas Trees made with Salvaged Spindles
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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.

Spindle Angels

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.

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

Picture Frame

Jewelry holder