Saturday, November 8, 2008

My Redneck Patio Table Transformed

I admit it. For two years I have had a cable spool as a patio table and another smaller one as a side table for my BBQ. It served its purpose well. Had a hole in the middle for my umbrella. I covered it with festive vinyl. But this summer the spool had to go and was replaced by a garage sale table (a step up from the free cable spools Ü).

The spools then became an emergency room visit waiting to happen. The kids rolled on them, had races with them, stacked them to jump off of and onto the trampoline. I decided I did not want a lawsuit from some neighbor, so hubby tore them apart. The sides were made of some great wood (I am not sure what type, but hard). They had a slight curve to them , but I used them anyway to make these signs. I plan on using the round tops for tables, but haven't decided on legs yet.


I have received two great blog awards and I will share these and pass them on tomorrow as it is time to go watch a family movie. Blessings!

7 comments:

  1. Bec.. Those are really cute... nice & simple... and functional.. just the way i like them!

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  2. What a great idea! And I love that it's the ultimate repurposing!

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  3. Hello. I've been following your blog for awhile now and just wanted to let you know how much I just love everything you do! I just dismantled a wooden spool and was wondering what to do with all of those curved slats. Great, great idea! Would love for you to check out my blog: rustandsplinters@blogspot.com
    cynthia

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  4. Loved the signs...I'm a sign kinda gal. Just bought 2 at a cute over priced shop :) 8 bucks each!
    Enjoy your free ones...
    Shell

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  5. Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your 'redneck' patio table slat signs. I borrowed your idea and have shared some pics with the Junkmarket website. Thanks again!
    cynthia

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  6. That looks great! Spacify offers wide range of Patio Tables

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  7. I saw a neat idea for a table base: a wooden barstool. Just screw the top of the barstool to the bottom of the table top, Turn it upright and you have a neat table.

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