Once upon a time, I bought a box full of wooden spools at an auction. I wasn't sure what to do with them...so they have been stored in a box for about 100 years. And then I saw a picture holder made from a spool and some wire and had to give it a shot!
Some had a whitish finish on them, I decided to go ahead and spray paint them all. I used some leftover paint from my stash in the garage. Guess I am still working on that stashbusting phase!
I gave them a good coat and then another and another and well, you get the idea. The blue is a high gloss and the brown is satin.
Let them dry completely and then....
I cut strips of scrapbooking paper (had it in my stash!), slathered on the Mod Podge and attached them to the skinny part of the spools.