When you see something this cool on the side of the road, you start to think. Here’s how to reuse a cable spool wheel for entertaining.
It’s been at least two years now. I saw a heavy duty cable spool wheel on the side of the road. Some new neighbors were moving in to a home that they built and it was sitting out by their curb. I drove by it a few times, thinking it would make for a good table – just like the one that we had in our backyard in Mississippi. I mentioned the cable spool to Sean once, maybe twice, never thinking that he would really help me bring it up the hill and into our backyard. However, on a hot summer’s night when he had a few friends over, and after quite a few beers, Sean and his buds rolled that bad boy up the hill and into our backyard.
I’m excited to show you how many ways I’ve repurposed it!
How To Reuse A Cable Spool Wheel For Entertaining
Whenever I see these spools around, I’m always surprised that they’re not claimed immediately because they really make for the perfect table, whether used for sitting around, or as a makeshift outdoor bar or buffet. Toss a tablecloth over top or even just a pretty flower arrangement in the center, and it’s already transformed.
I love to create and design outdoor rooms. Open spaces that become intimate, featuring a table along with a chair or two. Places for people to sit and visit or just take in the sounds of nature. I love options too, so the more seating areas I can design, the better.
Gardens take time, patience. Same for outdoor spaces. Design a little, then wait and see. Live with it for a while, then make adjustments. Really, this is the design process as a rule, if there are rules. Try things on for size and then tweak. This is where I’m in my element. I love to tweak.
So, no surprise that I found the best spot for the cable spool a few yards from the back door of the garden house. A table that would serve multiple purposes, whether used as a cocktail station, a place to display a bastion of hors d’oeuvres , and yes, a table to seat a few for a meal.
Where’s the seating, you ask?
Well, nothin’ wrong with a few stumps made comfortable with the addition of a super cute and affordable seat cushion. Certainly paves the way in the budget when the table and “chairs” are free. And the best part about using stumps to sit on? There’s a spot for legs and feet that’s not keeping one in perfect reach of food and drink.
What I love most is seeing this cable spool wheel in use, filled with food, drink and friends having fun conversations. And, knowing there’s so many uses just for a heavy duty cable spool that was on the side of the road.
Here’s Another Great Outdoor Entertaining Idea!!
As I mentioned, I’ve used the spool table for many outdoor entertaining uses. Check out THIS IDEA!!
An Outdoor Space I’m Loving!
You MUST to check out THIS OUTDOOR SPACE! So amazing and my goal is to bring a few of these elements here to Farmhouse 1820!