I noticed these oversized plastic cotton reels outside my lecture hall a while back, and wondered what they were for, and why they were just lying on the floor next to the dustbin. And so with much courage I went on a mission to discover if I could take one-they looked like they could be used to make something fabulous! I found out that they were used by the ‘cable guys’ but were about to be thrown away. It didn’t take much for me, after hearing this, to put one under each arm, head home on the bus (which was rather difficult, I won’t lie, as they are quite big!) and start dreaming of what I can do with them.
I have an idea so far, but I’m hoping you will be able to help me. I was thinking of turning them into little coffee tables. They are made out of plastic, so by themselves aren’t terribly strong. But with a good clean/varnish, a piece of solid wood on the top, it could be turned into a great retro table I’m thinking.
Let me know your ideas, and perhaps I could turn them into action! I have three in total, so the sky’s the limit in terms of what to do with them.