The industrial look has become quite popular in home decor. I am personally a fan of taking items with that industrial feel and pairing them with softer textiles, colors, and decor. I was perusing the hardware store the other day and spotted an empty wooden spool sitting in the aisle. I kindly asked the sales person if these were available for taking and to my pleasant surprise he said YES!!! I quickly loaded this sucker up in my shopping cart and took it home.
So come check out how I turned this into a Industrial Spool Table….
There isn’t a lot of prep work to do with this one. There was some black sharpie markings that we used the sander to remove. Then all there was left to do was stain and seal the spool. I picked Minwax wood stain in Dark Walnut and Polycrylic to seal the piece.
The most difficult part was making sure that stain got into all the seams, nooks, and crannies of the spool. I even ended up using an old tooth brush to apply stain to some of the difficult spots.
I absolutely love how the dark stain transformed the spool. It now looks so much richer and upscale.
For an added bit of industrial feel I added 4 casters to the bottom of the spool. Not only are these so fun but they could be functional too. How easy it would be to vacuum if all my furniture were on wheels???
Next to these little burlap covered folding chairs all I can think is this makes the perfect looking bistro set.
So what do you think of the industrial look? Do you have any bits of the industrial look in your home?
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