What would you do with this spool?

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My creative juices are definitely not flowing today! This spool is 13.6 inches across and 8 inches tall - what would someone do with it?
q someone help , repurpose building materials, repurposing upcycling, 13 5 x 8 inches tall
13.5 x 8 inches tall
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  • Louise Brunelle Louise Brunelle on May 29, 2016
    I've made an ottoman out of it before. Cover it with some nice patterned cloth. The base I painted and the shaft part I overhead in a plain clothe that complimented the patterned part.
  • Krista Troke Krista Troke on May 29, 2016
    I love pinterest, this idea is fun!!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 29, 2016
    Make a table for outside.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 29, 2016
    How about using it as the base for a lazy Susan style serving piece? You can paint or stain it and add a coordinating round platter on top. It's too small for a table if it's only 8" tall...but would be cute as a stand for a potted plant
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on May 29, 2016
    I have four spools, different sizes basically I stalked contractors doing a major remodel at work until I got two of them and then my daughter's neighbor did a remodel and put two out at the curb (yes I have them now!_ . Right now they are in storage while we work on remodeling our house, or I'd show you how I normally use them. I did find some pictures of when I was painting the large one, so I included that pic. Anyway, the smallest one is used for my jars and bottles of paint for my crafts. The large one has wood in the middle section and I painted it turquoise, put heavy duty casters on it, and it is great for a table. The middle sized one also has wheels, and I use it for craft storage. I bought inexpensive flower pots at the dollar tree and use them to hold all my miscellaneous stuff like scissors and markers. The only one I haven't put into regular use is currently on the back porch, and I had kept my containers from starting seeds on it until I planted them. Now it tries to make me feel guilty every day because I've been too busy to make it over. Maybe you will all give me some fun ideas!
  • Julie Ann Hignite Bauer Julie Ann Hignite Bauer on May 29, 2016
    Make a place to set. Paint it and add a cushion.
  • Wanda Lilly Wanda Lilly on May 30, 2016
    Paint it a bright color. Fill middle with sand. All flower a or an umbrella. And use as a service table for outdoor bbqs
  • Dawn Gagnon Dawn Gagnon on May 30, 2016
    Considering that is it only 8 inches tall, I'd paint it, and make it a centerpiece for a dining room table using it as a pedestal for candles, flowers etc.
  • Renata Rehorkova Renata Rehorkova on May 30, 2016
    viděla jsem z toho konferenční stolek na kolečkách.
  • Teresamiles01 Teresamiles01 on May 30, 2016
    Hola ., lo que se me ocurrió a mi,fue aprovechar una esfera de vidrio opaco,un porta lamparas y con ese circulo de bicicleta, que tiene ahi, armar una lampara central , pasa el cable por el centro y por el agujero que tiene el cilindro central sacar el cable y ponerle el enchufe , queda genial good luck
  • Ali2577511 Ali2577511 on May 30, 2016
    This would make a great table just add another piece of wood for the top and stainthe whole spool. Check out pintrest for ideas.
  • Shirley Shirley on May 30, 2016
    I have one of these too. Mine is 17 in. high.... Saw a beautiful redo on Pinterest but it was for a taller one... Let us know what you decide!
  • Beth Beth on May 30, 2016
    I would use the column of the spool to set the tone for the event but overall, this spool is a cupcake or dessert bar. For example, if the event is a July 4th picnic, then decorate the column with a flag and paint the top and bottom spools red (top) and blue (bottom). Another thought would be a summer party then wrap some silk ivy strands around the column and the paint the bottom and top spools a spring color or cover with wallpaper. So many possibilities. Good luck!
  • Han6783470 Han6783470 on May 30, 2016
    You could turn it into a foot rest if it isn't too tall. paint it, and stuff and upholster the top for lounging ottoman comfort!
  • Shelley Shelley on May 30, 2016
    At first I saw a cat scratching post, but then after reading, it's way too short. Now I am visualizing a foot stool with a padded top and maybe some dividers on the bottom for storage. You could also put a "curtain" around it and hide storage that way. I've never seen one this small before. Have fun with it!
  • Lus1229377 Lus1229377 on May 31, 2016
    I have wanted something like this to hold my homemade fabric twine.
  • Damjana Damjana on May 31, 2016
    It would make a cute flower pot stand on your backyard!
  • Sandra Sandra on Jun 03, 2016
    Boy, I would love finding one of those. Those heavy duty Christmas light extention cords would roll up on it and sit in one small footprint.
  • Mollee Kauzlarich Mollee Kauzlarich on Jun 03, 2016
    I would take it apart and use one round to make a clock and the other round to make a serving tray. I've seen very neat ideas for both here on hometalk. Please let us know what you decide.
  • Lawrence Wetsch Lawrence Wetsch on Jun 06, 2016
    Ei see a great outdoor table , --- or turn it sideways , - make a great chair !