A Reinvention of the Spool

Months and months ago I got a call asking if I wanted a spool. A big, dirty, electrical spool that had been discarded by the side of the road.

Of course I do!

I had no idea what I would do with it or where I would put it, but I figured that somewhere in the rolodex of my brain I could figure it out.

Steve picked it up for me and it has sat.

It sat in the garage

It sat outside

It sat with other things stacked on top of it and it sat all alone

Maybe too much Dr Seuss for me these days

One day…….. not long ago I saw this picture

Light bulb!!

I would paint that spool to look like a flag.

Maybe not so vintage looking or distressed and definitely not a clock but it’s round and very patriotic and I think it will be fantastic!!

The top of the spool has big bolts like this

I wanted the top to be smooth so I took a piece of pressure treated, cut it into strips and covered the top.

The whole thing was painted red

I taped off for the stripes. I wish I had thought of making 13 stripes but 10 will have to do.

I added the blue section after having the paint color matched to the chairs I already had purchased

And painted in stars

One random day at my favorite thrift store, there sat 4 of the cutest blue metal chairs. I knew I needed them and snatched them up. Everyone knows I am the poster child for the Interfaith Thrift Store in Ocala Florida so don’t wait……. go! I promise you won’t be disappointed.

The table was finished and ready to be put in its place. However it’s place wasn’t ready for the table.

In the back yard

Beside the fire pit pergola and the pool house

The perfect spot for a picnic table and chairs

The perfect spot for little kids to sit and have a popsicle, a pbj or to make a new friend

The spot that was now fill of pallets and leftover pool pavers and bugs. Ewww

Two days of wheelbarrowing, grading and laying pavers by myself ………..now there’s the perfect place for a picnic table and chairs

I bought a bright red umbrella for the little people that will join us.

I can’t wait for our next generation to come have fun!!

About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 34 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack and Luke 💜4 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 116 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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