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6.20.2018

Turning the Tables...

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seems like every day, i see a photo on social media of tables made from wood cable spools.
it's kind of the 'orange crate' diy decor trend of the 70's reborn!

i've STILL not seen anyone do with them what *i* do with them:
pair the wood spool top with metal bases from other tables. 
because, you know, i always have to do things differently than other people!
we have quite a few variations on this theme at home - 
... continue reading to see what i've created!
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you've seen this project before, in this past project HOMEward post...
she looks a bit more elegant now, with the new sofa and rug! 

the metal coffee table base started out gray, and the top was glass. 

after an application of my top-secret faux rust paint treatment on the base
and a simple whitewash of paint on a large spool top, i 'married' the two pieces
and came up with a table we LOVE to bits. it's stylish - and indestructible!
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the curve of those legs is reflected in a chandelier and an old garden gate on the wall,

which led us to select this rug with curving, arching vines. it all works together!

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out on the back patio/loggia, i topped a big vintage wood crate base with a smaller spool top - 
and it's au naturale, no paint. fits our rustic style and needs no care at all!
(the crate is open on one side, and holds our firepit firelogs)


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you've seen this patio table base before on the blog - 
as part of the Thrifty Weekend Makeover with a tropical theme. it was dark green then.

Mom actually wanted to get rid of this table, because the wind had broken the glass top.
i loved the curved shape of the legs, so i talked her into letting me see what i could do with it.
i painted it hammered silver and added a large wood spool top... and we love it!

bonus: the votive candle holders that fit in the living room coffee table fit this table, too,
tho we don't leave the glass out there when not in use.
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that past makeover post also included some high-top bar tables...
Mom used those a lot at her legendary parties, so we kept them.
a small spool top fits perfectly over the old plywood top, and the metal base fits right into our decor.

i'm not knocking using a whole cable spool as a table... but they are pretty bulky.

and lacking style, in my opinion. 'marrying' pieces like this is a lot more original, 
and certainly easier to move around!

shared online:

funky junk interiors | diy salvaged junk projects #432


thank you for featuring my project, Miss Donna!




ps: speaking of 'turning the tables'....
 there's been a change to the comment procedure here:
i have enabled word verification as part of the process of leaving a comment.
.
over the past month, the number of comments submitted (almost always by 'anonymous' bots)
containing spam links and frankly disgusting words has risen astronomically.
 while no comment ever publishes without my review of it,
i'm getting really sick and tired of reading the filth submitted by bots and paid human spammers.
this is the only method i can come up with to short-circuit their auto-comment programs,
without limiting GENUINE readers from leaving constructive feedback.

i apologize if this additional verification step makes commenting more time-consuming
for the majority of my readers. thanks for sticking with me!

~ deb

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