And all I have to say is thank goodness for girls. My husband is a wonderful, hard working man. But, he does not do holidays or special days well. Gifts are not his love language. My sons follow in dad's footsteps. My sweet, thoughtful daughter said to him on Saturday, "Dad, we are going shopping for mom today!" So off they went for a few hours and I received some lovely gifts (jewelry, a little outdoor table I needed) that the hubster never would have chosen without her help. And while gifts are not high on my love language scale either, it is nice to be remembered and appreciated.
I also did a little creating on Mother's Day while the family cooked a delicious meal. I continued with the same scrappy theme as THIS sofa table and THIS side table, making a coat hook this time.
I used pretty much the same technique as I did for the tables, except the edging is not flush with it so that it forms a bit of a frame.
I added hooks.
A sweet reader asked me to expound on my wax/coconut oil finishing method--this is someting I made up, but works well. I use Annie Sloan dark wax and coconut oil.
For this particular mixture I used about 2/3's oil and 1/3 wax. If I want it darker, I use more wax. Rub the extra oil into your skin--lovely!
Mix it up, not too well.
Use a chip brush to apply the wax and a t-shirt rag to rub it in and help buff it.
Apply the mixture, wipe as you go.
The oil is soft and greasy, after wiping and buffing, let the piece sit for at least 24 hours. Most of the oil will soak in, but you made need to buff it again.
That is all.
This combo enhances, protects, and beautifies the wood--yummy!
In my paint tutorial I use stain instead of wax. I still like to do that too, but only in the summer when I can do it outside to alleviate the smell and let it dry in the sun. During the winter I use this wax/oil method--no odor. You do not want to use wax and oil for outdoor pieces, it can melt. Use stain and a clear finish intended for outdoors for those pieces.
Linking up at Savvy Southern Style and at DIY by Design andand the Turquoise Home.