Woohoo – I have a mini 1 week holiday, the first in a long time. After such a weird few years it was high-time I burnt off some steam with a little project. Let’s go!!!
I went to our nearest recycling center and found a few goodies to restore and play with. One being an ugly slab table that I felt had ‘some’ potential, some subltle mid century vibes, biophilic nature-in-the-raw – what’s not to like? Hmm, it was fugly – anyways brought it and got it home. Hubby hated it instantly called it nasty names and told me I got ripped off – for firewood. Maybe I did but I sensed there was something, a deeper mystery maybe, one that needed revealing….. it ain’t firewood – not just yet.
Undeterred I gave it a good sanding. Who on earth would have guessed at the level of transformation!! I was pleasantly surprised.
A quick sand and a thin coat of clear sealer and it looks amazing. I’ve only worked the top for now but I am excited how it has turned out with minimal effort.
Just goes to show – it is best not to judge a book by it’s cover!
I can’t wait to finish the sides, maybe change the legs out, and add a couple more sealer coats to the top. Fantastic!!!!
My other scores of the day – also resto projects are a couple of corten steel and kwila stools originally designed and installed in the CBD as part of a gentrification project a couple of years ago. Some how they made their way to the recycling centre – don’t know how, or why, but I have always loved these stools…. And now they are mine.
And finally a ROK espresso manual machine – because why not. It’s a bit of fun and coffee is my blood type.