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Make A Fabulous Outdoor Table From A Wooden Cable Spool

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Inside: We will show you how to make a really cool and unique outdoor table from a thrift store wooden cable spool.

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Today there are six of us all featuring outdoor projects made with DecoArt Products.

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This is our first summer in New Hampshire so I am working really hard to get the yard summer ready. We have a nice wooded back yard, but there is no deck.

We are planning a Fourth of July cook-out so I want to have plenty of seating and entertaining areas. I already have a beautiful patio set that you can see from my old home here.


When I spotted this old wooden cable spool at a barn sale for $10 I scooped that baby up! Here is the before:

spool table before

Here are the easy steps to refinish this into an outdoor table.

Make A Fabulous Outdoor Table From A Wooden Cable Spool


Step 1 

Wipe down the table to remove any dust or dirt. 


Step 2

Give the table two to three coats of paint in your choice of color. I used a pretty aqua called refreshing.

This is such a gorgeous shade and has a nautical vibe that blends well with the rope trim of table.

painted table

Step 3

As this table will be used outdoors and also to hold drinks, I gave it two coats of clear wax, letting it dry in between coats. 

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That’s it! So incredibly easy and an adorable little table that makes the perfect side table for your outdoor space!

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before and after diy spool table

You may also want to check out the fun herb garden I just planted here:

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wooden cable spool makeover before

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Jessy Higgins

Thursday 23rd of April 2020

You have creative thinking like a professional designer does. The color combination is superb. It is like you already predict what’s the result looks like. Just wow. I hope I read more of your blogs soon. I wish I can be able to design as you do here.

Angela Paris

Thursday 27th of June 2019

That table is SO cool!!


Tuesday 25th of June 2019

I love your table. Paint always works wonders with old pieces. It looks lovely and I think it will be perfect for your get-together!


Sunday 23rd of June 2019

Michelle, your table looks awesome!. I love the colors! This is such a great way to upcycle the cable spool.


Sunday 23rd of June 2019


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