We found this amazing spool table over the summer, and it was in absolutely horrible condition. The "before" pictures really don't do it justice. If you touched it, it felt like it was about to collapse. It had nicks and scrapes everywhere, and it was covered in dirt. Covered.
But, we couldn't pass it up... I mean, look at those legs!
We took it outside and literally hosed it down. Filled the major gashes with wood filler, sanded, primed, and then sanded again and primed again. Then, I sprayed the entire thing with black satin paint.
I love the way it turned out!
Now, maybe someday, I can get myself those abacus spool-style barstools.