Yes, my op-shop find for $1 has actually been really practical, and a little girl I know has been entertained for ages, arranging and re-arranging all the colours. An added bonus.
All I did was insert some little dowels into the existing slots. You will just need to make sure the width of the dowel is smaller than the hole in the cotton reel. My rack is turned upside down so I could fit in an extra row.
When I get around to it, I'll give it a wee paint and make it look pretty, but for now I'm happy with something functional.
So now my hand sewing threads are neatly stored on the wall in a little corner of our living room.
Linking up with The Op Shop Showoff, Show & Tell, The Nifty Thrifty, Coastal Charm, Magpie Monday and Sirthiftalot