Thursday, July 31, 2014

4 DIY Cable Spool Projects


I have said before that I have friends who often give me stuff. And, a couple of weeks ago my friend, Kelli, gave me a bunch of cable spool ends. Kelli and her husband own a pallet company. Having a friend with a pallet company is liking winning the lottery for a DIYer!!! My son filled up the truck yesterday with pallets... I'll share what he's making soon.


Back to the cable spool ends...

Here are the projects created so far...
For the first project I painted a clock face on a spool.


Next, I had my son screw a galvanized bucket to a spool that I had stained. It makes a great coffee table for the porch. It can be flipped over and used as a beverage tub during parties.

My son, John, used different color stains for each section of one of the spools, then added a design to one section using an artists paper that had a skeleton graphic. It's creepy but cool! Then he added legs with casters that he got at IKEA...


For the final completed project, I painted stars and stripes on a spool then added red metal legs from IKEA...




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9 comments:

  1. Oh my! I love them all! I think I like the stars and stripes one the best! I have several spools just waiting for me to do something with them. Thank you for the inspiration lady!

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  2. Ooooh, these are all so awesome!! Think I like the galv tub the best, but ANY one of them would do!!

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  3. Fantastic ideas, now to find some spools. How smart you and son John are. Looks like he's taking after Mom. Don't you love it when that happens. Love all your great ideas for spools and then some. Happy weekend

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  4. The galvanized bucket table is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday!

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  5. These are awesome! I have had 2 spools forever and they are still sitting untouched, although we do use them as coffee tables by the fire pit. Love the bucket idea as it will sit on uneven ground outside. I could get four tables if I did this! The other ideas are great too! Cheers.

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