I am so excited to show you my DIY wire spool table that I made. It was very easy to make and did not cost me any money.
I have never been a fan of all matching furniture or furniture sets, but I do love those expensive outdoor furniture sets that match. The sad part for me is that they cost well over $1000 even at the stores that are known for low prices. For that price, I can go back to not being a fan of matching furniture or furniture sets.
We use to sit outside on our porch all summer long, but the past few years, we have hardly sat out there. I realized it is because I have let it get rough looking with all my weathered furniture and cushions. I decided it is time to make over the back porch, and you know that I am going to try to pull this off without spending much money.
My husband called me one day and said that he saw 4 wire spools in a dumpster that looked in perfect condition, and did I want him to get them. Heck, yeah, I wanted him to dumpster dive for me!
I stacked up two of the spools, and they were the perfect height for my 4 thrifted chairs. I debated staining or painting the spools, but eventually decided to use white wash pickling stain that I had in my garage. The reason I wanted to use the pickling stain was because I wanted all the words written on the spool to show through. I placed a few screws into the spools to attach the spools together.
I found a large ball of rope at the thrift store and my plan was to wrap the rope around the center column of the spools but I did not have enough so I decided just to wrap the rope around the trim of the spools. I used a glue gun to attach the rope first, and then I went back and nailed the rope on with my brad gun.
I had saved a glass table top from my old table because I knew one day I would make something with it. I sat the glass on top of the spools, and I think that it looks even better than I pictured it would.
I purchased four bar stools from the thrift store for $9 each with plans of repainted them for our lake house. I later found some more bar stools that I liked better, and I took them to the lake house and left these here at our home. I hate to waste the money spent, so when I realized that the bar stools would be the perfect size for my table, I was happy. I painted the chairs with chalk paint. I distressed the slightly with a sanding block.
I had the dishes that I had found at a thrift store, and I also found placemats that I think look perfect at a thrift store.
I found all of the ceramic lanterns at Walmart. I searched several stores, and Walmart had the best selection.
I found all of the brand new cushions and four of the pillows at the thrift store.
I am pretty happy with my DIY wire spool table. It was an easy project, and it did not cost me a dime. I think the DIY wire spool table and the new items make my back porch a great place to sit and relax at the end of the day.