Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cable Reel Side Table

Today was supposed to be a lazy Sunday, but sense the husband is gone I figured I'd take some time to do some projects. This one wasn't on the list, I was on Pinterest and saw this post from Bliss ranch and fell in love! I had been wanting to redo our cable reel side table we pulled out of the wood pile awhile back, but I didn't know what I wanted to do with it. Here it is before:

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We cleaned it, sanded the heck out of it, stained and sealed it and it's been sitting in our living room sense. Her she is today:
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I wish you guys could see this baby in person, pictures just do not do it justice! If you want to see the transformation, keep reading.
Warning: Lots of pictures in this post!

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I printed off what I wanted it to say and layed it on the table where I liked it.

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Then using a black pen, I traced each letter till my arm hurt!

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Using a black Sharpie marker (I love these things), I filled the letters. I never make them perfect sense they will be sanded anyway.

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I didn't do heavy sanding, just light on the edges and the letters. I usually stop here, but she didn't look right to me just yet.

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So I took some basic acrylic paint and dry brushed.

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Now Im starting to love her!

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Sealed her with my Polyurethane semi-gloss sealer sense she will be used (and beat up by my 2 year old) daily.

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Price:   Cable reel-free
                 Paint- already had
                              Stencils- made from printer

Total Cost: FREE!




PS: I have been getting a lot of questions asking how I do my letters. I have been contemplating on making a video for my blog showing you guys exactly how it is done so stay tuned!





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5 comments:

  1. Love it, what great patina and love what you chose to put on it!

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  2. Love this! It turned out so cute.

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  3. I love it.. I had a wooden spool and finally got rid of it because I couldnt figure out what I wanted to do with it.
    I'd love to see how you do your letters.. ill be looking for the video. I have to print mine and tape them together,, dont know any other way to do it.

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  4. I absolutely love what you did with your cable reel holder. I like the shabby look of it. It turned out so beautifully! And I love those letters you put there. Great job, Amanda! #Jeraldine Wellner

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