A while back, I was trying to figure out what to do with this old table I had found. It was in poor condition and was missing a connector piece that fit between the legs. It wobbled terribly and I eventually just gave up on it and left it in the garage for another day.

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Chance has a hard time understanding why I hoard old projects haha. I happened to have a small spool that I got from the local electric company and had an aha moment. I threw out the legs of the table and painted the top to match the spool and had myself a coffee table with some character.

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I painted some subtle stripes on it for fun & we attached the top with two inch wood screws and that is it! This size coffee table fit our space here so much better than our larger coffee table. The lighter color was much less heavy in our living room, too. I used Valspar “Vanilla” for my white, I was going for a warmer white and didn’t want it to be stark white. I think if we were to stay here longer,  I would have kept this little spool coffee table! We ended up giving it to some of our best friends here in New Bern who are having a baby! No corners to fall on here!


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Now that it’s done, Chance is happy our garage is a little less cluttered. Sometimes it just takes a while for the ideas to come! What do you think about my little DIY spool coffee table? Let me know in the comments below! You can find me on Instagram or Pinterest, also!

– Chelsea

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DIY Spool Coffee Table

13 thoughts on “DIY Spool Coffee Table

  • August 12, 2015 at 10:17 am
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    I really like what you did! I like the round table look, it looks more inviting than a square table in my opinion! Visiting from Welcome Home Wednesday.

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  • August 12, 2015 at 10:38 am
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    Love this! I just adore furniture that can have a facelift and be fabulous again! I found some dressers last year and used chalkboard paint to bring them back to life and they’re my favorite pieces in our house!

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  • August 12, 2015 at 11:33 am
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    How cute is this?! I seriously wish I had time to redo furniture… it always amazes me the transitions that can be made!

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  • August 12, 2015 at 12:32 pm
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    I like what you’ve done with the table. Cutting it down and adding the white brings a sense of elegance.

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  • August 12, 2015 at 12:44 pm
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    This Is soooo gorgeous, what an awesome job! And if all your projects turn out this well, hoard away ;)!! Inspiring!
    -Natasha

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  • August 12, 2015 at 4:43 pm
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    Thanks for linking this up to the Welcome Home Wednesdays link party! I’m obsessed with this transformation! You did such a great job. Thanks for sharing…we hope to see you again next week!

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  • August 12, 2015 at 4:59 pm
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    What a precious coffee table! I love what you’ve done with this and how it seamlessly fits into your living space. It’s also such a fun shape and something so different. We’re in the market for a new coffee table, and now I’m wondering if I could do something like this, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • August 12, 2015 at 5:33 pm
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    This table is adorable! I love DIY projects. This may definitely be added to my list of things to make in the future

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  • August 12, 2015 at 8:57 pm
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    Wow, I absolutely love it and so impressed with your DIY hard work! I also love your home décor! You’ve inspired me as I’ve been trying to decide on round or rectangle coffee table in our family room. Love how it completes the room!

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  • August 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm
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    This turned out so cute! I absolutely love the old spool look (I’m patiently waiting to find one and turn it into a little spinning bookcase… ) It looks adorable with the larger painted top! Plus you are completely right about the whole no corner thing… awesome! Thanks for linking up with us at Welcome Home Wednesdays… can’t wait to see you next week!

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  • August 16, 2015 at 8:17 pm
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    Chelsea, you did a superb job on your spool coffee table. I love how you combined and recycled two things that would have otherwise gone in the trash. The soft stripes on the top make it even more unique. LOVE, Love, love the outcome! Thank you for linking up with us on Welcome Home Wednesday. I hope you show off more next week!

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  • August 18, 2015 at 10:30 pm
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    Just popping back in to say that your post was picked as one of the features for the this weeks Welcome Home Wednesday Link Party! Whoo Hoo! The party goes live at 7am CST tomorrow morning… so pop on over to see your project and link up a new one!

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