Although using a wire spool as a table is not new... I tried to give it a new look at least.
Repurposed Wire Spool
I started with a small wire spool that was given a new wood plank top by my client before bringing it to me. So having a smooth top helped. Otherwise I would have sanded it smooth before beginning.
Since I planned on painting raw wood.. I added a little bit of water to my chalk style paint. (Retique It Alabaster)
I only painted the base since I had other plans for the top. Believe it or not I used a sponge to apply the paint in record time!
As for the top I used a Gray liquid wood by Retique It. It is a pretty light gray, but also stainable. I did use a brush this time, but again..a sponge would work.
On my second coat of liquid wood, I dragged a wood graining tool across to give the look of wood and texture.
Here's a close up of after..while drying. Unfortunately it was too close of a color to my base, so I came up with another idea.
I used a darker gray paint over it called Greystone, and while wet I used the wood grain tool again.
It was perfect! I applied a coat of sealer called Tripletique for protection against sweating glasses again with a sponge.
Here's how it came out. So easy but has so much character.
I can't wait to find more of these wire spools. I'd like to use them for my patio. When using outside make sure you use outdoor sealer like Polytique.
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