I love my truck!! I got it just so that I could haul furniture and other large things from a curb to my house, whenever I please. Lately I haven’t been doing too much hauling because we are fully stocked and we’ve GOT to get that basement done. Speaking of basements and laundry rooms, I just so happened to pass a bare bones wood table sitting on someone’s curb, that looked just the right size to fit in between our washer and dryer.
Some hauling happened and home it came.
I showed it to Ken, who quickly assessed it to be… “a piece of junk”.
“Exactly, that’s why it was free…” was what I said back.
And then… “so, do you think you can tweak it a little to give it a bottom shelf and make it fit in that space???”
Well, he tweaked it A LOT. To perfection, I might add, but that is just how he rolls.
And according to him, I didn’t notice all the imperfections this table had, like the wooden legs going every-which-way and the general poor design! We were thinking it was used as a table for some kind of power tool prior to being curbed.
Once Ken completed the hard part of re-working the table, I came along and did the not so hard part. The painting and staining.
First, I stained the table with a vinegar/ steel wool mixture. LOVING how that turned out!
But I didn’t stop there, I also gave the table a vintage canoe rental sign design with paint and stencils. I was inspired to used a vintage sign design from the13thcolony.net
The signage painting didn’t turn out perfectly (I’m quite new to the whole signage making thing), but I think it turned out pretty nice, nevertheless.
I also gave the whole table a coat of Min-Wax Tung Oil. The stained wood came out rich and dark. I was amazed.
The painted portion took the tung oil okay, but I wouldn’t just go ahead and suggest someone use the tung oil on paint. It is just what I did to keep it simple, and I was crossing my fingers that it would work, which it did.
Ken made sure the table height was even with the washer/ dryer. He gave it a shelf below.
All in all, it’s going to work perfectly in the laundry room, and if we move, we take it with us and use it as an entry table or something like that.
Oh, and I used our most recent trip to Fish Lake Beach as inspiration!
Now I just need a pair of oars! ~ Amy
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