Do a DIY Ottoman Stool with Cable Spool

My husband brings cable spools home from work all the time. I’ve used some for clocks and outdoor tables, but this one was perfect size for seating.

Time: 2 Hours Cost: $25 Difficulty: Easy

 

diy cable spool ottoman stool

First things first, clean it well and remove any staples or nails. Then spray a coat of primer or good quality spray paint.

 

diy cable spool ottoman stool

Once that is dry, I decided to use metallic paints from Southern Blenders that matched the Harry Potter print I was using.

 

diy cable spool ottoman stool

These are highly pigmented and a good thick consistency which is perfect for blending colors. I started with a base of black chalk paint and then randomly started painting Blue Reef and Green with Envy.

 

diy cable spool ottoman stool

I like to let those dry until they are just a little tacky and then come back with a soft dry brush to gently blend them together.

 

diy cable spool ottoman stool

I added Hibiscus and Orange Lava before I was happy I had the colors I wanted. Then after letting those dry I sprayed a coat of Plutonium clear gloss spray to seal and protect.

 

diy cable spool ottoman stool

After outlining my top with marker on thick foam and cutting it to size, I used a light spray adhesive to hold it in place while I flip it a few times.

 

diy cable spool ottoman stool

I pulled two layers of batting tight around the edges and stapled around the underneath.

 

diy cable spool ottoman stool

Then I lined up my fabric on the top and gave it a rough trim around the top before pulling tight to staple.

 

diy cable spool ottoman stool

Once the top was fully covered, I trimmed off the excess fabric with scissors. Then moved on to adding feet.

 

diy cable spool ottoman stool

Since we’re going with a Harry Potter theme, I used Temple Gold from Southern Blenders metallics to mimic the Golden Snitch.

 

diy cable spool ottoman stool

These are the ends of some wooden table legs I had trimmed off for another project. I attached through the base of the spool with a few wood screws.

 

diy cable spool ottoman stool

Now my daughter has a stool to match her Harry Potter desk.

 

diy cable spool ottoman stool

She loves it and I love how easy it was.

 

diy cable spool ottoman stool

These spools can turn into so many cute things.

 

diy cable spool ottoman stool

Materials I used for this project:

Southern Blenders metallics   (Renaissance Lady on Facebook)

Spells Fabric   (Backstitch Fabric)

Plutonium clear gloss spray   (Plutonium)

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