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Thread: My New Thread Cabinet

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    My New Thread Cabinet

    In the spring I bought a new embroidery machine and realized I didn't have enough storage room for thread. I sew in the dining room, which is actually more like an over-sized breakfast nook. Most everything in the room is from the 40's. So I needed thread storage that would not look terribly out of place.

    While out at a salvage store I noticed an old transom window, it had fake stained glass but the wood and the hardware was from an old Charleston home. Using an antique piece of glass I had from years ago in place of the plastic, my dad made me a thread cabinet. It turned out really well. It needs a final coat of paint now that it is in place, but overall I'm super pleased with how it turned out. Each row with the thread twists slightly so that it keeps a low profile when closed but still is easy to get the thread off the little poles when closed.

    Now that it is finally cool again, it is time to sew again and I have a place to store my thread.

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    Nice ! Your Dad is definitely a keeper. Love It !

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    Very good Idea and great find.
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    ​Very cute! I love recycle ideas!

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    very nice!

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    That is TOTALLY awesome! Sounds like it will fit in perfectly & your dad did a fantastic job on transforming that window. I bet he can make other things for you as well.

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    That's fantastic! What a great solution.

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    How clever!
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    Thatís a beautiful, functional cabinet and a brilliant concept!

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    Thanks all for the kind comments, I'll be sure to share with my dad.

    Quote Originally Posted by osewme View Post
    That is TOTALLY awesome! Sounds like it will fit in perfectly & your dad did a fantastic job on transforming that window. I bet he can make other things for you as well.
    My dad makes so many amazing re-purposed things - it is how he is keeping busy in retirement. He took a fireplace mantel from 1832 and built a back onto it to make a cabinet to store all of the TV electronics. I love the things he makes because they respect a piece's history but also makes them functional again.

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    Awesome! What a great idea.

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    Really very nice! It looks just like it should in Charleston!!! I love it and I love to visit your beautiful city!

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    A great idea and great work.
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    Very nice!

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    Lucky you, your dad did a great job!
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    Great thread cabinet. Your dad is so clever. I love recycled creations.

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    I love your recycled cabinet ... what a clever idea and a wonderful addition to your sewing nook.
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    I love this. Way to repurpose and add a unique touch for your thread. The glass is beautiful.

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    What a neat idea. And you salvaged an antique stained glass window.
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    What a great idea and looks so pretty.
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    What an awesome way to contain your threads! It's wonderful that your Dad created this for you and it goes very well with the history of your house.
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    What a lovely cabinet, but the real treasure is your DAD!
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    He did an awesome job with your idea. My DH is handy like that too, and passed it on to our kids : ) I get all kinds of treasures : )

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    Great job of repurposing!

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