9.26.2010

Feeling the free stuff love

Well I've received 2 quite lovely freebies in the past week or two. First was a retro wood table that was either going to the Salvation Army or to me. I decided to take it and try to fix it up - the top is quite water stained as you'll see. And then today I found out I won a super fun pillow by Camp Cirrus, a Swedish design company. I won the pillow through a giveaway on The Sweet Spot.

This is my free pillow... I love it!

And here's the table as it arrived. The table had been used for plants so got quite water stained. I love the shape and the legs. I'm trying my darnest to bring it back to life without painting it. Painting will be my last ditch effort to revive it.

I did a quick and dirty sanding of the table then added tung oil. This way I could see how bad the stains really were. Well they were bad so I sanded the table some more.

I added tung oil again and still the stains were there. Not as obvious as before but they were there. Next step was adding a coat of a darker coloured Danish oil. I literally poured the oil onto the table and let it sit for a half hour then wiped it off.

I added a couple of coats of varathane and am letting the table sit for a few days. I'll re-assess my plan later this week.

You can see the stains a bit. I'm hoping something miraculous happens while I take time away from it. Not likely but we'll see.

Project Update

I did manage to finish something this weekend. The good news is I sewed another pillow cover for my couch using the bright teal fabric I bought at the Salvation Army.



I'm hoping my free Camp Cirrus pillow will fit in... And that I'll still have room left for people to actually sit on my couch! ;-P

2 comments:

  1. Great job on the table! I love all the pillows you've been doing, they're so fun!

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  2. Thanks Cathy! The table is getting there! I'm not sure if I'll keep it but we'll see. The pillows are coming along... I really need to get back into sewing with Xmas coming up. :-)

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