HGTV Design Star winner Emily Henderson used an antique spool cabinet as a mini bar in the redesign of Glee creator Ian Brennan's living room and dining room. The antique piece adds bygone character to the design featured on HGTV's Secrets From A Stylist.
You may not necessarily have an electrical spool lying around the house, but you can easily find them, and they're oftentimes free at many home improvement stores. Wooden spools are excellent for keeping the garden hose tidy outdoors; they can be cushioned and repurposed into an ottoman, or they can be turned into a flea-market style storage table.
HGTV fan Cathe Holden reused vintage thread spools to create a one-of-a-kind holiday advent calendar in her home. On each spool she added a numbered wrap with a special note or a clue to a hidden gift. Cathe, a passionate crafter and designer, displayed her Christmas countdown on a vintage, modified spool holder. Cathe also suggests creating individual, numbered spool ornaments for the tree, or stringing the entire set together to create an advent calendar garland.
Spools of sisal rope inspired the design of these end tables and can add a clever touch to living rooms or family rooms. While many manufacturers sell these, a do-it-yourself version can be made by picking up discarded spools from salvage yards, then purchasing rope by the foot from a local home improvement store.
The master bedroom has sloped walls and a vaulted ceiling. Painting the walls a pale blue quiets the space and adds to its peaceful feel. A spool bed in fresh white is a lovely bed choice, quaint and romantic.
This home's backyard was previously home to a large pool that had fallen into disrepair. To rectify the problem, designers suggested installing a "spool", or a spa/pool, to satisfy the homeowners' desire for a pool while scaling down the size of the previous pool, giving the homeowners space to make better use of their backyard.
To make this outdoor oasis a more versatile space, designers added an outdoor eating area for the family to enjoy meals in the outdoors. Donned in bold colors, this space complements the colors of the mountains surrounding the home, making the space feel natural and connected with nature.
The picturesque spa/pool in this quaint, mountain backyard is surrounded by low, maintenance desert plants and comfortable patio furniture, allowing for visitors to enjoy the pool, even if they don't enjoy being in the pool.
Small, brightly colored vignettes create comfortable areas of conversation around this outdoor space. This particular vignette is heated by a modern fire feature, making this space usable during more of the year.