Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Electrical Spool Side Tables - step by step

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I have been wanting to make this table since I spied one in the PB Kids catalog a few months back.

As luck would have it, my friend Jenn was heading north from Raleigh to come to the Brimfield Show, AND her husband just happens to be a commercial electrician, AND she happened to have room in her truck, so... If that's not a sign that I was destined to make this, then I don't know what is!
 Two simple electrical spools
 Made in Mexico

A quick and dirty coat of stain using the leftover stain from my new floors- jacobean and white make a great neutral gray that hides both scratches and dust!

 I was thinking the stain might be a waste since the result was so subtle so I did a side by side comparison. 
I decided it wasn't.
 Add some casters so you don't scratch the heck out of your floors.

 Install some hemp rope with a few finish nails.
White cotton would have be cute too, but I was looking for a natural look.

The finished product! 

Once the second one dries and I have a completed pair, my options for using these are going to be endless. 


I LOVE my new tables. (yes, I'm shouting)
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  1. I love, love, love your side table - how cool is that? Great job!

  2. This is awesome! i love all things sea!! i found you on Miss Mustard Seed and would love it if you would link up at my linky party going on now!

  3. Stopping by to let you know I am featuring your Electrical Spool table tomorrow! Love it!Thank you for linking up last week! I would love it if you would link up again this week!

  4. Thank you Kim! I've got some new projects I'm working on. I'd love to link up!


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