We have been asked many times for a sneak peak inside the Spool Gals homes and I finally had the chance to steal some of Tara’s time and have her take a few quick shots for our first sneak peak of the Spool Gals three homes. I live here with my amazing husband Travis and our 9 year old chocolate lab Kota that you can barely see peaking out from our front door.
We built this new home about two year’s ago nestled into the rural farmlands of the Ellensburg valley in Eastern Washington State (Spool No.72 headquarters). When building we really wanted the house to have the character of an older home and to look as it had been there for years. Incorporating hand scraped hardwood floors, interior transoms and vintage inspired glass tiles helped give the house character and that cozy inviting feel.
Hope you enjoy the tour! ~ Heather
Photo above: As shown in Spool No.72, we are inspired by salvaged textiles. This vintage Navajo rug was a great find at a local barn sale and we constructed the sliding barn doors out of re-purposed pine boards finished with a light grey stain. The barn doors make a great transition into our home office.
Photo above: Our home office is one of the most used rooms in the house. The room is filled with salvaged finds. An old trunk made the perfect coffee table when given a boost by some old fruit crates.
Photo above: Most of the artwork in our home was painted by my talented sis and Spool No.72 co-owner Tara Ehlis. For those of you that do not know, Spool is owned and operated by a mother and two daughter trio, myself, Heather Paul, sister Tara Ehils and our talented mom Gloria Abhold. The No.36 painting was constructed from layers of paint and newsprint, and then sanded down to give the look of a 100 year old panting.
Photo above: In living room we used a large salvage fruit bin for our coffee table. We have used many salvaged furniture items in our home as we have found that their character can not be found in new furniture items. Plus it gives us an extra excuse to go treasure hunting each weekend!
Photos above: The kitchen is my favorite room in the house and a gathering place for friends and family. We added DIY character to the kitchen with hand poured concrete counter tops which was quite an adventure to do. Not perfect from cracks, I tell myself the counter tops are just chanelling a very cool rustic look! The center island was crafted by my husband Travis. The home-made butcher block island top was constructed out of strips of maple wood.
Photo above: Mud Room / Laundry. I just picked up the best vintage wood Sweet Corn sign from Farm Chicks that I can not wait to hang in here!
Photo above: Our master bath features salvaged wood mirrors mixed with more modern elements including square vessel sinks and vintage pendant light fixtures. A vintage tool box made the perfect cubby for our bath towels!
Photo above: Guest bath
Photo above: The view from the Spool Studio. Part what we love about living in a small rural town is the amazing views we get to see everyday. We feel lucky that the most amazing view of the
is what we get to look at each day when we are working at Spool No.72! Stewart Mountains