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 in 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.
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!
First, 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 whitewash pickling stain that I had in my garage. The reason I wanted to use the pickling stain was that 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. We 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 tabletop from my old table because I knew one day I would make something with it. Next, 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. Painted the chairs with chalk paint. 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.
Walmart lanterns sit on the table.
The brand new cushions and four of the pillows were found at the thrift store.
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.
Elsie Pop says
This looks amazing! I toyed with doing this once – even got myself a wire spool! But it wasn’t a pretty enough spool to justify doing it – I think it’s important to have the right spools to finish this project off. You’ve done a great job. xx
Now that’s what I call a dumpster treasure! You did a beautiful job. Loving the new table and cushions.
Grandmas House DIY says
Love the table and the whole room! I’m jealous 🙂 The turquoise on the chairs is so fun!
I am also very envious of your back porch, it is so snazzy, when’s your next supper out there? Wow your porch is so awesome, loving your spool table. How nice your hubs was able to snag those spools for you. How you decorated them is very special. Then you found those great bar stools, carma sounds like. Enjoy your porch again this summer.
LZ Cathcart says
Absolutely love this stackable idea!! So cute, refreshing, and absolutely summery 🙂
Kim Seghers says
I love how you stacked those spools to make a table. The table looks great, and I love the color of your chairs! Thank you for sharing with us at Talented Tuesday Link Party. Enjoy the rest of your week, This ole Mom
CD Loken says
Oh my-your post SO inspired me, Sherry! My hubby just brought several spool tables home a few weeks ago-and I’ve been pondering on what to do with them! Your idea to stack them is GENIUS!!! Than k you so much for sharing at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! Pinning!!
I am so glad it helped you. I would love to see a picture of yours when you are through! Good luck!
Celeste | The Whole Serving says
I have been wanting to make a table out of a big spool forever, but I don’t know how to get my hands on one. You did an amazing job. Love your table.
Ok, I’m in love!!! It’s fabulous, I love everything, the chairs that go with it and the decor, every thing!!!!What a clever and beautiful projcet Sherry!
Thank you Katrin!
lorraine Williamson says
your table turned out great and I LOVE THE PORCH so cool thanks for sharing
Awesome makeover! I am kicking myself now for not saving the spool that was at our house construction site last summer. This looks perfect on your porch and I love that it is so unique. I’m featuring you tomorrow night for “Best of the Weekend.”
Thank you Paula! I am so excited to be one of your features!
Lisa B. says
I love what you did with the spools! Your outdoor area looks totally transformed! How did you adhere the glass to the spool? Thanks for sharing and linking up with us over at the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!
Thanks Lisa! The glass was sitting on an old round iron base the same size as my spools. We sat it on the spools without adhering it to the spool and it feels secure so we are leaving it as is.
Sherry, your porch absolutely looks fresh and inviting. I’m impressed that you did all of this yourself and without much expense. Your spool table brought back sweet memories for me. I had spool tables in my very first apartment, one as a bedside table and another in my living room reside the sofa. They make fantastic tables. Enjoy the summer on your pretty porch.
Thank you for the compliment. My parents had an old spool tool in our garage. It does bring back memories!
Sandra Garth says
Beautiful transformation and I see lots of relaxing times in this beautiful setting. Thanks so much for sharing this at Celebrate Your Story and hope you join us again. Have a great week!
I love this table so much! I’ve been looking for wire spools for almost a year with no luck. It’s awesome that your hubby found four at a dumpster! I’ve got my hubby on the lookout, too. Thanks so much for visiting Inspiration Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend!
This is so Cute! Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle.
You always have the most amazing ideas! it turned out beautiful! Pinned to The Really Crafty Link Party Pinterest board. Thank you for sharing!
Love the table. Very creative!
You have some pretty amazing DIY ideas Sherry. I saw this table being featured this week! Well deserved! Awesome craft project!
Carol Lander says
Sherry, your table is so awesome on your patio. Don’t you love when you make something that’s just right for a space and it doesn’t cost you a thing ~ and it’s even better than if you had bought it? Thanks so much for sharing at Your Inspired Design.
Thank you Carol! Yes, free decor makes me happy!!
fabiola garcia says
Beautiful porch. The table is amazing and free, who can beat that!!
The table is awesome and looks great on your beautiful porch space. Great find with the spools and how nice of your husband to pick them up for you! Love projects like this and I’m sure your family will enjoy it for years to come! Thanks for sharing with us at Snicker doodle Sunday! Pinned.
Charlene Asay says
This is so cute. I love the pop of color. I would like to invite you to link up with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week. Check it out http://thinking-outside-the-pot.com/?p=2505
Sherry, your outdoor living space looks so inviting! It’s awesome that you could make the spool table without extra cost involved. That you put so much of this together through thrift store finds is amazing! Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
So pretty! Love your color combination. So creative to come up with a table stand from the wire spools. I need my husband to dumpster dive for me! Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday.
How great that your husband spotted these spools and how you did all this for nothing! Sherry, you did a fantastic job and your porch looks gorgeous!
Awesome idea & loved the colors you picked. Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party.
Silly Mummy says
It looks great – how clever! I wish I could think of and pull off this sort thing as nice furniture is so expensive to buy! #WAYWOW
Nikki Frank-Hamilton says
What a gorgeous space! I can’t believe the transformation with thrift store items! And I am so proud of your husband. He knows you well! This will be a great place to relax for the entire family!!! Love it!
Tara Siudy (Little Miss Dexterous) says
Great table!!! Pinning and sharing!
Your porch looks so inviting and ready for summer! Thanks for linking up at The Talented Tuesday Link Party, I’m featuring you this week!
Kathryn Griffin says
Sherry, you amaze me! I love this!! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s shindig. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/05/make-pretty-monday-week-177.html Hope you have a lovely week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Thank you Kathryn! You are so sweet to comment and to feature my Wire Spool Table!
Lisa B. says
Good Morning!! I wanted to stop by and let you know that your post has been selected as a Feature post for the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!! Stop by this morning to see your post linked up and don’t forget to grab your Featured Button too! ~Lisa~
Lillian Stevens says
I love your table and chairs! Nothing beats character… and your set is LOVELY!
Love your spool table Sherry! It looks amazing with those chairs. Your sun porch is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.
Christine at Must Love Home says
Loved your project!! Everything looks so fresh and new…and I can’t believe you found new cushions at the thrift store..I am so jealous!! You have been Pinned, Tweeted and Posted to facebook! Congratulations -Your post will be featured this week at the Friday Favorites Link Party. The party goes LIVE on Thursdays at 7PM at mustlovehome.com I hope to see your there! Hugs – Christine at Must Love Home
Thank you Christine! I appreciate it very much.
Mary-the boondocks blog says
Sherry this is a great find and an even better repurpose. You know what a fan of repurposing I am, This turned out fun and functional.
Absolutely gorgeous! Love all your ideas!!!
That table turned out So cute!!! And I love the rope detailing you added – nicely done! 🙂
Your table is very creative and the way you pulled everything together turned out wonderfully. Your blog is featured on this weeks Thursday Favorite Things. The theme of the features that I chose is furniture makeovers. Thank you for sharing with us. 🙂
First time here & just had to comment…your table and chairs looks amazing! Love all the colors & especially love the size of your porch! I can see why you love it out there. The spool idea was a good one. Are they wooden spools?
Yes. They are wooden electrical wire spools. Thank you for the compliment!
Toni | Small Home Soul says
This is such a great idea for something that would otherwise end up in the landfill. I love how you used the rope to soften the edges of the spools. The color of the bar stools just up the fun factor.
I really like this post. I had asked Hubs if he could find me some wooden spools and he has two of the for me. They are so funky. I cannot wait to get started on an outdoor side table. This is the perfect inspiration for me.