Electrical Spool Table

I’ve mentioned before how awesome my in-laws are…they always acquire great finds for me to re-vamp: toy storage furniture, school desk, and now this great wooden spool.

Turn that side-of-the-road electrical spool find into a fabulous accent table with a few simple tweaks!

It’s so hard to find sturdy, wooden spools like this around; so I, of course, had them snatch it up for me! In order to keep the rustic nature of the piece, I simply sanded the whole thing down and coated it with polyurethane.

The poly really brought out the blue letters stamped onto the top of my spool-turned-table.

Turn that side-of-the-road electrical spool find into a fabulous accent table with a few simple tweaks!

Isn’t it just gorgeous?!

In the center of the spool, the wood was lighter and less worn than the top and bottom, and the look just wasn’t doing it for me. That’s when I decided to take the left-over Dutch Boy paint from my minted desk re-vamp and give my table a pop of color.

Turn that side-of-the-road electrical spool find into a fabulous accent table with a few simple tweaks!

I am officially in love! I’ve put this table in my office / craft room to give me a beautiful workspace that is separate from my desk area.

Turn that side-of-the-road electrical spool find into a fabulous accent table with a few simple tweaks!

Oh, and I have to brag a bit here about how I got this beast of a table up to the second floor from the garage all by myself. That was about the time the hubs said he would never want to make me angry. *tee hee*

I get giddy every time I walk by my office and see this view. The spool just adds a great dash of rustic whimsy to my space, and I love that I can call it all mine. {Just wait until you see what else I have planned for the space}!

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  1. says

    What a fun idea! They just did a bunch of electrical work in our apartment, and there were five empty spools by the time they were done, so I grabbed one! I have some half-formed ideas about turning it into a bookcase. Possibly. But I love your table, and the painted center part is great!

  2. says

    Love this! Question for you — when you polyurethaned it did you go ahead and put that on top of the steel bolts as well? I am just getting ready to do this and am not sure how I should the the bolts.

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