Monday, May 12, 2014

A Patchwork Coat Hook and Wax ?'s

I hope you all had a nice Mother's Day.  It was a rainy, snowy, dreary weekend here.  We usually take a Mother's Day hike, but this year we watched movies and ate popcorn.  

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.
reclaimed wood patchwork coat hook http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-patchwork-coat-hook-and-wax-s.html
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.  
reclaimed wood patchwork coat hook http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-patchwork-coat-hook-and-wax-s.html

I added hooks.
reclaimed wood patchwork coat hook http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-patchwork-coat-hook-and-wax-s.html
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.
reclaimed wood patchwork coat hook http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-patchwork-coat-hook-and-wax-s.html
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!
reclaimed wood patchwork coat hook http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-patchwork-coat-hook-and-wax-s.html
Mix it up, not too well.
reclaimed wood patchwork coat hook http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-patchwork-coat-hook-and-wax-s.html
Use a chip brush to apply the wax and a t-shirt rag to rub it in and help buff it.
reclaimed wood patchwork coat hook http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-patchwork-coat-hook-and-wax-s.html
Apply the mixture, wipe as you go.
reclaimed wood patchwork coat hook http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-patchwork-coat-hook-and-wax-s.html
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. 
reclaimed wood patchwork coat hook http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-patchwork-coat-hook-and-wax-s.html
This combo enhances, protects, and beautifies the wood--yummy!
reclaimed wood patchwork coat hook http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-patchwork-coat-hook-and-wax-s.html
 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.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Becky for showing me how to do that. I wasn't sure you had been able to read my request. I really appreciate it. You are a dear, a very talented dear I might add!

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  2. What a great idea to use coconut oil- I use it for so many things, including my skin, but never thought of using it on my furniture. Love the coat hook!

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  3. This is great. I love the rustic feel to it with the color combo.

    Emily- Our house now a home

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  4. I love the hooks - where did you get them?

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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