Sunday, October 11, 2015

Use a Wooden Spool as a Patio Table

Hello Peeps, I hope this post finds you all well! I want to share a little project 
I worked on this week. I have been IN LUV with wooden spool tables lately,
 and have been searching Craigslist for one.

This week I found one close by for $25 bucks...yayyyy...

I really love them best when the wood is weathered, so I gave it a stain called WEATHERED GRAY by Varathane

The spool is about 40 inches around, so not as big as our old patio table, but we never really eat outside anywise, so it's actually kind of nice to 
have the table take up less space on the patio

  decorated the table for FALL, this beautiful sunny day in the Pacific Northwest

  I also made a little fire in the pit for fun

It didn't take long for Robbie and his friend Angelo 
to notice what I was up to in the backyard, 
so they came prepared with sticks to burn and 
took over my fire pit

Meanwhile Bugsy was watching us, 
looking all cute!!! 

How do you like the little patio table? The best part is that I will be leaving 
it outside all year, no more moving the table into the garage for the winter!!!
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  1. Hi Christine,
    I love your pretty spool table you painted! The color is pretty and I love you fall decor.
    I would love to have you share this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    Thanks and have a nice week.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  2. Hallo Christine,
    wow - der Tisch sieht toll aus!!! Zusammen mit deiner Herbstdeko wunderschön. Bugsy ist sehr süss!!!

    Liebe Grüße

  3. It looks great Christine, so smart and savvy of you! Love your plant "swing!" And of course Bugsy's casa!

  4. Hello Christine,
    yes,that is great!
    I also have a so in my garden.
    many greetings

  5. Christine,
    You are so creative and this is amazing. Love it. Awwww Bugsy's cottage is adorable.

  6. Hi Christine, I'm from the hippy generation so your spool table is nothing new to me.... However.... yours is beautiful ! We never thought about painting those darn ugly thangs :). You are so creative and it looks perfect on your patio. Thanks for sharing

  7. Looks great Christine! LOVE the weathered gray color!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  8. Hey Girl!
    That spool turned out awesome. I like the contrast with the cedar fence outside. I am excited to see your dining table with your dark chairs. :)

  9. I like those "spool" tables! That was a good idea to look on Craigs List for one. Your back yard area looks so nice. Looks like you have a lot of privacy back there. It doesn't surprise me that your son and his friend would want to take over the fire pit. Boys will be boys!

  10. Hi Christine! You know I love all you do, and this wooden spool table is no exception, I just love it! My girls felt in love with Bugsie and its house :-)
    I would love if you could share the table at the party with us Hope to see you there


  11. I love it all-the table and your fall vignette!!! So pretty & creative!!!

  12. This is SUCH a neat idea! Love it!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  13. I love your style and the wooden spool table is awesome. It was a great by for $25!

  14. I looks wonderful! I always love how you change up the patio for the seasons. I do notice that the 'special' stick is still hanging there!!!

  15. What a cute idea! I love the weathered gray!

  16. I loooooove the spool painted!!! :)

  17. Love your thrifty patio table makeover. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  18. This is so cute! What a great makeover and great styling.

    We'd love to have you over at Your Inspired Design Link Party today, get featured on 6 blogs at once!

  19. It looks wonderful and I got a kick out of it because I did one when I was younger, raising my boys. I stained it and then took a parchment paper of the declaration of independence or some historical thing....burned the edges slightly, and then decoupaged that onto the top. Then the whole thing was finished in a high gloss polyurethane and it lasted outside for 15 years or so!

    Love your table and the setting with the decorations...looks so cozy. And clearly the boys are enjoying it all! :)

  20. That's a beautiful corner! I love the "swing" for the plants - or plant hanger? Whatever you call it - so pretty! That was a great find for $25.

  21. Love your little corner all decked out for fall. Those spools are great. I remember having one for the kids play house. You don't see them much these days, but yours turned out great.
    Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday,

  22. I bever eve thought about a big spool as a table. I think it would look perfect with my pallet seating. Thank you for the inspiration. I am hosting a blog dare/link up over on my blog. I invite you to post this link or if you want, try the dare. Have a great weekend.

  23. Such, such a great idea!!! Looks perfect there! :-) So glad that you shared your creativity on MMM! You are the best!

  24. Love the Spool table and your bunny is adorable - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  25. What a great little spot you have in your backyard. Love the spool, such a great color. And oh my gosh your cute little bunny!!
    I want a bunny!
    Thank you so much for linking up to Create-Share-Inspire link party. Hope to see you again sometime!

  26. I have just got back from a weekend in Budapest where I went to this gorgeous restaurant where the decor was all upcycle and repurposed industrial stuff. The tables where giant spool tables, the wood was just polished up they looked fantastic like your project. I now to will be on a look out for one myself.

  27. Your table looks great Christine! It's so nice that you don't have to move in inside every week! I hope you are having a great week. Take care, Tara

  28. Christine! This is the cutest little table ever! Plus, I just love how you decorated it. Can't wait to go look for an old wooden spool ASAP :)

  29. This is so cute!! Thank you so much for sharing at Friday Favorites. I got a spool from a friend of mine a few months ago and now I'm inspired!

  30. Love, love, love! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. Hope to see you again at the bash! Have a lovely week ahead. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  31. Christine that just looks so welcoming. You're one clever lady! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou. Love, Mimi xxx

  32. What a great table. You did an awesome job. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Hope to see you there.

  33. I really like that color. I painted my house a similar color, hah. I'm loving the table and your tray! Oh, the swing! I love that too.

  34. HI Christine, I love your table, great minds think alike! ;)

  35. Lovely post! Thank you for linking up with the OMHG WW & sharing with us! Please come link up again this week at!! Have a wonderful rest of the week! xx

  36. The table is great, but the space is amazing! Love how it all pulled together and is so cozy! Thanks for linking at Your Inspired Design!

  37. Those wooden spools are so versatile, and I love the little swing and Bugsy's house! Thanks for linking up at this month's Pretty Preppy Party!

  38. Great idea to use a Wooden Spool for a table. Your decorating is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  39. How cozy is that? Love spools made into tables. It's been on my to do list for a while, having a hard time getting my hands on one!


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