At The Shabby Creek Cottage, Gina’s husband works for a cable company, so she has easy access to the leftover wooden cable spools. She realized that the shape and height of the spools was just right for becoming a stool.
Gina totally got her green on with this project–starting with the upcycled cable spool and going on to reuse a cardboard box to build the sides of the stool. She added some padding to soften things up, and then covered the stool in a gorgeous turquoise fabric. Gina completely transformed a utiltarian throw-away into a beautiful and comfortable addition to her home.
You can view Gina’s detailed tutorial at The Shabby Creek Cottage.