Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Decorating with old cable spools

Happy January to all my lovely friends! I am sorry it has been sometime since my last post but we are currently on summer holidays and I have been enjoying having my boys home. 
Recently I noticed allot of pics floating around on re-purposed cable spools, so I asked my hubby if he could get his hands on some, after all he is an electrician. I was excited when he came home with this!


After a lot of measuring, fiddling, patching and painting this is how it came up...


I just love my new table/bookshelf that now sits on the front porch featuring my collection of vintage French novels at the moment but they wont be staying out there just in case.


I've been enjoying my new piece this afternoon sitting out on the porch listening to the trickling water & reading my favorite book...Vintage by Nina.


Last but not least sitting on my new cable spool table is the prettiest little French mustard jar (from Time Worn Style) filled with fresh David Austin Mary Magdalene roses.


Enjoy your day xo


P.S. I have loads to share this coming week...recipes as well as a lovely giveaway I was lovely enough to win just before Christmas.

14 comments:

  1. Love the old spool made table! Where can you find an old cable spool?

    Oh, and your book collection is beautiful.

    Iris♥ -The Blue Birdhouse

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    1. Hi Iris, My husband got this old cable spool from work as hes an electrician but you could try eBay? Hope this helps. Siobhan xo

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  2. Siobhan ~ your cable spool looks amazing! Really it does and I had to have a good laugh at this post when I first saw it. Wade works for the phone company and those spools are all over the place at work. When I first moved in with him 15 years ago, he had one of those on the back porch as a table...I told him to get it the heck out of here because it looked completely "redneck". He wasn't happy, but removed it. I am going to show him this post. I wonder what he'll think. If I would have thought back then to paint it "shabby" and do it all up, it probably would have stayed! xo

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    1. LOL Stacy, thats so funny! I hope you showed him the pics and hes willing to do another one for you? They are always lying around at my hubbys work so I might just have to get a few more redneck tables made lol! <3 Siobhan xo

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  3. hi Siobbhan, it looks so fresh and pretty and CLEAN!! I love these cable stool tables. You and your husband have done a great job.
    cheers Fiona

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  4. Just simply lovely! I have a few of my own from years past...never thought of doing this though. What a super idea...thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Melanie. I think you may just have a new project on your hands :)

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  5. una idea genial !!! ;)
    besos desde argentina y una nueva seguidora

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  6. This is the cutest most clever idea! I just love the wheels, and the whole table is so pretty and functional!

    Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy, my hubby is working on a larger one at the moment for my decor books...looking forward to sharing with you all. Siobhan :)

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  7. LOVE THE SPOOL TABLE, I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT , IF THAT WOULD BE OK WITH YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW,
    LAUREN

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