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What can you get for a dollar these days? Cheapo plastic toys at the dollar store? sure. OR how about a solid wood table?
A week or so ago, the kiddos were spending the night at Grandma's house and so I told Dustin we could do whatever he wanted Saturday morning, as long as it included carting me around to various garage sales. Like any good husband he said "Of course that's what I want to do! What else would be on my agenda?"
So off we went and scored this coffee table for ONE dollar. It is solid wood and someone had mostly stripped it all the way, so all I had to do was clean it up a bit and finish it.
I found a new love in this process of refinishing. It's oddly meditative, sort of in the same way that I love to fold laundry. You can think about other things, but you're still being productive. Dustin enjoyed helping too, and it spawned the great wood refinishing project of 2010. Nothing has been safe, wait till you see. Actually, you already saw this.
It has these fabulous inperfections that I love. I wanted to go with a rubbed wood look and found that this in combination with this works wonders. And it smells fabulous too, no need to move the project outside.
This whole project has me so into restoring beautiful wood - do you guys have photos or links to such projects to share?