Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Procurement Fun 2. Pretty Tables

October 2010


My favourite two methods of acquiring furniture for my Tea Room make use of the on-line organisations Free-Cycle and Gumtree. +I currently have the luxury of time and a lovely large spare room to cram full of goodies.
Free Cycle - Cardiff
Both of these sites have their pro's and cons but used together they are a wonderful tool for finding the great bargains.


This occasional table came to me from Free Cycle - Cardiff. Yes someone was chucking this out...

I have a strict 'Kill or Cure' policy when it comes to free furniture. This beautiful table was damaged on the surface with scratches so I gave it a light sanding to remove the top layer of varnish. I then applied a layer of protective wood stain with a light oak colour. I finish off furniture like this with several layers of pure Bees Wax.

Tip to apply wood stain evenly, use a sponge, the kind you use for doing the dishes cut up is great!

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