We were invited to a wedding reception of a “kid” that I’ve known from our homeschool group for several years. He’s also been helping to instruct my children in karate for a couple of years. When we decided to go to the reception, I knew exactly what I wanted to make as their wedding gift. I had seen some similar examples online on other DIY blogs and had snagged some old porch spindles that my parents were going to put in a rummage sale, for use in my crafts. I kept procrastinating…and we didn’t get it finished until just 30 short minutes before we were supposed to be there.
Here is the story of how I turned this:
I started by sanding the spindle down really well, getting the old stain off, as it was cracking and chipping.
Then, we (being Mr. Sidetracked and I) cut the wood for the tops and bottoms and got it ready for painting as well. We did not measure. We just eyed it, to get it where it seemed right. After that, we primed and painted each board and spindle. Once the paint was dried, we screwed the bottom board and top board into place.