One day the Hubs and I were out for a Sunday drive. We love riding dirt roads and seeing old farmhouses. Sometimes we even get a peek at nature. For instance, deer, cows, and goats! While driving down one dirt road, we saw this spool laying on the side of the road. I am assuming it probably blew out of someone’s truck.
We threw it in the back of the truck and continued our drive.
The Repurposed Wood Wire Spool Makeover
Once we arrived at home, I took our shop vac and used the blower option to remove any dirt and grass from the spool before I brought it inside.
I noticed the center was cardboard and had extensive water damage. I was so sad because I thought the only parts to be salvaged was the wood top and bottom. But Hubs to the rescue!
Replacing the Cardboard
We had recently finished a custom farm table for a client. They requested 4×4 legs. Therefore, the Hubs had a few left-over pieces. He cut the 4×4 to the length that was needed to replace the cardboard.
He then used the existing screws and attached the top and the bottom. I was so excited that I would be able to use the ENTIRE piece!
The next day I begin work on my project. I had given it some thought the night before and decided to use it as a coffee station for my countertop. We have limited space, but I wanted a place to display coffee mugs. Here are two that my husband created for me:
I chose a stain for this project since it was entirely wood. And check out the wording on the top! I thought it was so unique. Therefore, it would stay.
Adding the Stain
The color stain I chose was Special Walnut. I had it leftover from our table project. With that being said, I did not have to buy anything for this makeover.
I gave the spool one coat of stain using my chip brush and wiping off any access. It was left to completely dry overnight.
For displaying the coffee mugs, I used hook screws that I had in my stash. I used four for this project. I turned it upside down and screwed them into the wood.
I used the two coffee mugs the Hubs made on top as well as four for hanging on the hooks. He even made me the cute sign!
It was the perfect fit for the corner spot that I had in mind. The beautiful sign was created by a local artisan.
It is such a rewarding feeling to save a piece from the roadside or even from the landfill. With that being said, I would rather have all repurposed and upcycled items in my home than go and buy new. They each have a story to tell and are unique and charming in their own little way.
Lastly, here are a few other repurposed projects, take a look!
What have you repurposed lately? Hit the reply button, I would totally love to see!
Thank you for joining our little adventures.
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” Christina