#tbt to my first table build way back in 2011. It was a super simple design. Not the most beautiful thing in the world, but it served it’s purpose well. This was also the first time I used Aqua Zar brand water-based poly. I really like that stuff. It applies very similarly to @minwaxusa Polycrylic, but seems to have slightly less of the milky blue color that water-based poly is notorious for. However, the satin does produce a significantly shinier finish than the Minwax satin. I use both regularly now, depending on what my desired finish is. Both great products!
Going back to this spring for today’s #throwbackthursday Pictured are 3 of 4 patio coolers order by a customer. Each one had the monogram and wedding date burned into the cover for each of their children. What great gifts.
Some friends recently came to me asking for a low key bar in their basement. Something simple they could use for entertaining (set crockpots and snacks on) or to sit at and hold their beverages. I think we succeeded simply using their knee high wall. #sotawoodco#custom#woodworking#minwax#bar
This piece was a personal project. The hubs and I, and his father, are renovating an old garage apartment on a nice piece of land we all purchased together. 🌲It has a woodsy, hunting-lodge theme, and my father-in-law found this wooden medicine cabinet for the bathroom. 🌲 Unfortunately, the original, natural wood colors don’t match the other interior colors. Now, if I’m being honest, I really liked the unique grain colors of the original piece, but sometimes purpose has to overcome preference. So I gave it a couple of coats of #minwaxredmahogany and now it’s perfect for our rustic little bathroom. 😊 Quite a transformation. 🌲
The table is complete! In the end I wish I had done some more distressing, but after the stain and wax I am still quite happy with how it turned out and for such a great price. The lamp was a goodwill find and it already has a great patina on it. I'll do a full post on the blog soon. #ourmadehome#diy#homeproject#buildingfurniture#minwax
Did a sample of distress on pine then stained with walnut for a client. What's your favorite distress technique? I always enjoy using a chain and vise or dragging a hole saw. #distressed#distressedwood#distressedlook
GIVEAWAY // In one month we will be popping up at @lovinglocal.ca 's Handmade for the Holidays Market at Main Street Church in Chilliwack. To celebrate, we are giving away one of our 12”x12” single mountain peaks ($60 value). The winner can select any single peak from our available inventory and pick up will be at the market (or we can arrange for shipping at the winner’s expense). TO ENTER:
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Dresser update part 2..in which I research where to find the closest cliff. So then I think “if it keeps pulling brown, maybe I should use grey stain.” Maybe that would counter the honey brown and get that #weathered look I needed to match (since I’ve already stained other items in the room with the #oldbarnmilkpaint stain. So I head to #homedepot and talk to their #expert . He thinks it will work. So I buy #minwax stain in grey and apply one coat. Purple. No joke. In the sun the color on the left is purple. (Note: I’m trying to match roughly ANY of the colors on the sample board on the right). Now I’m convinced that strange #halloween forces have possessed this dresser. So I walk away for a few hours. Just walk away.... con’t