Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Upcycled Spool

If I would look for a new place to live, Home Depot would be on the top 5 list. Can you imagine? I would have my garden in the outside area, the bathrooms and laundry as well as the kitchen in the appropriate aisles, the living room in the paint section and the bedroom in the lumber area.
Oh how cool would that be.
 
So since we are not (yet) looking for a new place to live and I'm not sure if Brian would agree to my plan, I just go there to visit.  
 
I love strolling around thinking of all the projects I could do. When we were up in Blue Ridge the other weekend, I needed something from the home improvement store and went into town. Walking around I saw this amazing empty spool just standing in the aisle by itself. I looked at Brian, got so excited, and he had no idea what I was showing him. I tracked down a staff member while Brian had to patrol the spool. Asking if I could have the spool, he looked at me like I was insane. Boys. They just down know what's good. 
 
He got me a cart and even helped me put it in.
I smiled from ear to ear and got it in the car.
 
Isn't it so cool?
 
 
While I used it for a couple of weeks like that for our new side table at the cabin, my fingers were twitching to do something to it. 
I bought a 3/4" rope to wrap around and fixed it to the wood with our nail gun.
 
Doesn't it look so good already? 
 
 
On a rainy day up at the cabin, some leftover pallet wood laying around, I decided to cover the top with it.
I was cutting the pallets to size, drilled holes for the screws with our new round hole saw bit, put wood glue on it and let it dry.
 
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I put some legs on the bottom to not scratch the floor.
 
 
After everything was dry, I turned it around and put wax onto the top.
 
And finally here is the new gem.