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.

Electrical Spool Table | Atkinson Drive

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.

Electrical Spool Table | Atkinson Drive

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

Electrical Spool Table | Atkinson Drive

Isn’t it just gorgeous?!

Electrical Spool Table | Atkinson Drive

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.

Electrical Spool Table | Atkinson Drive

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.

Electrical Spool Table | Atkinson Drive

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*

Electrical Spool Table | Atkinson Drive

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. Wow! I’m really impressed. Not that you don’t impress me normally with your craftiness, but this is really, superbly cool!!!! I absolutely love it.

  2. Love the aqua paint colour against the rustic wood!

  3. interiorsbykenz says:

    i love it i love it i love it! I am going to kidnap it if I ever get the chance ;)

  4. Looks great! I love these old spools. When I was little, we would use them as picnic tables. I’m still looking for one to re-vamp! Very jealous of yours! I love the blue you used on the column.

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

  5. I’ve always wanted one of these to restyle! Good work! We found you via Funky Polka Dot Giraffe – TOO Cute Tuesday: Link Par-Tay

  6. I just had a flash back. To my high school/college decor. Love the updated colors and finished top. Super cute chic! http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/01/his-and-her-pillows.html

  7. That is absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you revamped it.

  8. Love it! Absolutely so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it at my Twirl & Take a Bow party! Have a great week.

  9. What a beautiful find! I’d get giddy every time I saw it too. What wonderful in-laws you have!

  10. What a great DIY! I have a very similar project pinned and can’t wait to get started on it. Great job!

  11. This looks awesome! Fabulous find. I want one for my home :)

  12. 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!

  13. Thank you so much for Linking Up last week. We love your electrical spool table, you are so creative! It’s always a pleasure, enjoy the rest of your week.

  14. I just saw your chair at twlevOeight but I had to check out this table. This is SO cool. I love, LOVE the coloring on this!

  15. love this, just pinned!


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