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
First things first, clean it well and remove any staples or nails. Then spray a coat of primer or good quality spray paint.
Once that is dry, I decided to use metallic paints from Southern Blenders that matched the Harry Potter print I was using.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I pulled two layers of batting tight around the edges and stapled around the underneath.
Then I lined up my fabric on the top and gave it a rough trim around the top before pulling tight to staple.
Once the top was fully covered, I trimmed off the excess fabric with scissors. Then moved on to adding feet.
Since we’re going with a Harry Potter theme, I used Temple Gold from Southern Blenders metallics to mimic the Golden Snitch.
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.
Now my daughter has a stool to match her Harry Potter desk.
She loves it and I love how easy it was.
These spools can turn into so many cute things.
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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