currently coveting: a unique coffee table

When one of our readers e-mailed us with the subject line, "Be still my heart" and a special request for one of these...

Gigi and I got to work.  I responded to the reader asking how she felt about DIY projects and Gigi began to call her friends with ties to the big utility companies.  After a short while, Gigi successfully located an old wooden reel.  

Now the reel itself will need a whole lotta some love... some sanding and some staining.  We will also need to cut the dow rods and secure them... 

We are looking forward to a beautiful before and after!
We promise to share the finished product.