Literally, this one came out of the trash.
Our good friends The Snyders pitch about three big parties per year. The company and food are amazing! But the highlight of these soirées is the bonfire. It is HUGE ! Like I can’t believe the police haven’t shown up HUGE. It does help that at least three volunteer firemen and a county Fire Marshall are always in attendance.
So I get a text from Mrs. Snyder a few weeks ago regarding something that someone had dropped off at their farm for the burn pile.
But they fished it out,
with me in mind.
If it stinks, keep walking.
Never turn down free stuff
Apparently this coffee table had spent some time in a Frat House.
Since there wasn’t much of a finish left on this thing the top sanded down fast with my little orbital sander.
Love that planking on this solid maple table!
And believe it or not I love the gaps between the boards, so I left them. All the coffee table really required was tightening the legs. It’s very sturdy.
If it’s rough just go with it.
I chose to paint this coffee table in milk paint. I won a raffle about a month ago at a shop that is our local dealer for Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.
Guess what I spent my winnings on.
And here’s what I did with it!
Thanks to the Frat Boys this thing came predistressed. Perfect for the finish I wanted.
About a month ago I watched a MMS video where Marian Parsons took a newer Pier One dining Table and made it look old with one thing.
And at seven o’clock on Sunday morning I just happen to have enough left.
The trick seems to be starting with a quarter to nickle sized blob of the wax
And rub like crazy!
Because I’m an impatient Dingbat, I used a paper towel. I took great care to work the wax into every crack, gouge, nook and cranny.
Thank you Frat Boys!
I found some doozies on Saturday! Hopefully I’ll have a more detailed post about them later in the week.
Back to that finish for a moment
I’m thinking about an oil rubbed bronze or black cup-style pull.