I’ve been busy this past week trying to finish up some furniture projects before Labour Day. I think I have three more large pieces in the garage and a couple of small ones. There are so many pieces in there right now, it’s very hard to even move around, and it’s getting frustrating trying to find space to work – luckily, then weather had been very cooperative this summer so it’s been possible to most of the work outside.
This piece I picked up at my favourite thrift store in Vancouver – as many of you know I”m sure, you have to go often, but I do tend to get lucky here. I really liked the look of the wood (I think it may even be cedar – its smells wonderful) on this table. Here is a before pic:
The metal corners on it made me think “industrial”. I gave it two coats (in random places) of watered down graphite, making sure to brush in the direction of the wood grain.
I used 220 grit sandpaper to sand it off in spots, to let the gorgeous wood grain show through. I decided to try finishing it with MMS hemp oil instead of wax. This stuff is great – it really brings out the wood, and I love that it’s food grade, yet water resistant! I will be definitely be using more of this in the future.
Look what is growing in our backyard!
Between Naps on the Porch, Show and Share Monday at: Coastal Charm, Knick of Time (Tuesday) , Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesdays ,The Dedicated House, Redoux Interiors, French Country Cottage, Miss Mustard Seed, Funky Junk Interiors