I don’t know about you guys but don’t you wish the weekend extended into Monday? … and even Tuesday? 🙂 We’ve been having summer-like weather down here in SoCal and this girl is struggling gettin’ back to work! 😛 This weekend seriously felt like summer! I can’t wait for it to officially arrive.
If you recall from my previous post, I found these awesome vintage wooden chairs and have been meaning to make them look pretty. I sanded them down the other week and this past weekend I stained these babies.
I had been debating on what color to stain them or if I should even stain them at all. After searching online and going to our local Home Depot, I ended up choosing Howard’s Feed-n-Wax. I was going to test a little spot with this & if I didn’t like it, the plan was to stain the chairs this pretty color.
Flashback, this is what they looked like before. Yikes!
First things first. I washed down the chairs with some soap and water…
Look at all that dust from sanding! Make sure you do this step before staining.
Then I tested out a spot with the wax. If I didn’t like it I knew I could stain over it. But it looked pretty so I decided to go with it. :)
I waxed down one chair…
And then the other…
I let the wax set for 20 minutes and then applied the 2nd coat. My husband came over to help with this. While he got to work, I made us some sandwiches. We make a great team. 😉
We let it set for 20 more minutes and that was it!
And now folks, without further ado…drum roll please…the finished product!!
What do you guys think?! I love the deep brown color the wax gave. The bottle says it “enhances the natural beauty” so originally I wasn’t expecting this, but I am so happy with how they turned out.
I was hoping Home Depot would have Howard’s Sun Shield to add a layer of protection to these chairs but they didn’t. 😦 However, after doing some reading online it looks like the wax will also protect the chairs from the elements! Yay! So we’ll see. I can always purchase the Sun Shield down the road if necessary.
My plan is to use these outside with a patio table I found (another DIY/blog project!). Once I get that table lookin’ good you better watch out! I’m going to be outside ALL the time. I can’t wait to sit outside and drink my coffee and read a book. Or serve dinner al fresco! 🙂 Until then I think I’ll keep these chairs inside as extra seating.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments. Have you refurbished any furniture? How did your experience go? I would love to hear. Enjoy your week! I hope it feels like summer wherever you are. xo, Jenneke Rose