I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of these old cable reels for free – yah go me! they have become so popular now for upcycling. People are now charging extortive money for them!
I wanted one for my garden, as the table we had, had seen better days and was literally falling apart. So here is my before picture, I had just started sanding it.
and here it is all finished and sitting nice and pretty in the garden, with some flowers that I wish I could say I grew in my garden but ahem no ….
I decided against painting it, I know! major shock for me too! I just gave it a good sand down with my trusty hand sander. I left the wording on it and left it a bit rustic and rough looking. I then gave it two good coats of wood decking oil, left it to soak in and thats it!
Here’s a few shots of the work in hand.
A nice effective upcycle and there’s even a little hole to put your umbrella in, result !
So have you used a cable reel in any project? I’d love to try a smaller one for a coffee table.
Till next time ….