I love the trend of re-purpousing cool items into furniture and decor.
I happened across a wooden spool on Pinterest a few months ago - the kind that the Electric Company and Phone Companies use to haul and store wire and cable on. It had been made into a table/bookshelf.
I added it to the list of things I MUST FIND and DO! Kinda like my little DIY Bucket List of sorts.
As you may recall I refinished a card catalog this summer. I love love love that thing! It is a place I can store TONS of my jewelry supplies.
I have a locker unit that I plan on painting, but haven't gotten to that yet.
Next on the to-do-list is a coffee table made from pallets and painted to match my spool.
Well here is the photo progress...
This entire process took me 2.5 - 3 hours ... it was a quick and fun afternoon project.
One thing about me - when I start a project, I don't quit til I am done!
THE BEFORE ...
I sanded it all over with Fine Grit Sandpaper ... then I stained it with a color called Kona.
it was a fairly quick drying stain, said it would be ready for polyurethane in an hour (I did not clear coat this)
After the stain, I rubbed around some of the edges with paraffin wax, so that once I painted it - I could scrape off and expose the stain, as I was looking to achieve a weathered/distressed look.
I applied the paint, a Valspar paint from Lowes - color of "Creme Brulee" I was messy and rough on the paint brush, I also thinned it some when I needed to with a wet rag...
I am not quite finished but was excited to bring it into the house - so here she is ...
I plan to add some color coordinated wooden dowels to hold my books upright - and divided it up ... you may add casters to the bottom but I do not plan on moving it so I opted to left it flat on the bottom. I am in love with it!