Saturday, July 19, 2008

after sanding and oil




This comfy rooftop chair was a thrift store find that had too much sun and sea moisture over the years. Sanding took down the roughness and removed the dirt. The teak oil absorbs ( can you hear that sucking sound?) way into the wood and gives it protection against water and some UV rays for the coming season.

I am sanding and scrubbing myself and applyng much oil, hoping to get the same results. So far I am grey on top, but increasingly brown below.
Summer time, and the livin' is greasy.

9 comments:

PI said...

An excellent job David. You must be very pleased. Well done!
Michelle sent her best.

R. Sherman said...

David, I'm not here via Michele, but on my own. 'Tis been a while since I've visited and have been catching up.

Fortuitous, too, as I've some patio furniture in Missouri which could use some work.

:)

Cheers.

kenju said...

That chair sure looks good now, David. Want to come here and re-do my metal chairs? Michele sent me.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Ooh, that's incredible, David! The chair is gorgeous and your work on it is fantastic.

I have two kids' chairs here if you get bored... *grin*

Thanks for stopping in, even if Michele did tell you to. It's always nice to see you.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks for your visit, David!
Actually I am waaay East of The Getty....In Hollywood! But it's nice to think of you here in L.A.
Hope you are having a great time!

That chair is a lot of work, but so satusfying, isn't it?

David said...

aha, I have tricked you all with my new marketing ploy: Traveling furniture restoration/vacation.
I show up. eat all your food, drink all your beer and leave oily chairs behind, hehe

colleen said...

I always wanted to know how to restore furniture and sew, both of which I'm terrible at. That's a great chair and makes me want to sit down on my porch and sip tea right about now.

Carol said...

Hi Dave,
Crazy as usual...

Using up the words.... said...

hey hey!!

Good to hear from you.
Love your chair... it would look great in my backyard. :)

I'm also a big fan of finding treasures like that, and giving them a new lease on life... as well as some lovin'.

Enjoy the summer!!