Well we finally got around to pulling it out of the warehouse. The fact that my mom is coming for a visit next week is a good motivator. So here's what I'm talking about:
Ross' great-aunts gate leg table
Ok, so the table came apart in transit.
The initial plan was for me to refinish the table at the warehouse, but we decided that it would be better to just bring it home. It needs some TLC, but we can put it to use now and refinish it later when we've got more time.
It's SO much better than our old table. You can see it in the picture below that's from this post.
Yuck! It looks like the ones that we used to have in the common areas of my dorm back at Austin College. And it takes up way too much space, considering that it's usually just the two of us.
So, Ross steam cleaned the whole thing while watching Emmerdale. (Anyone else over the whole Charity and Whatshisname story line? I don't get them together. She's much more interesting with Kane.) It was pretty grimy from having been buried in the warehouse for a long time (Ross estimates 10 years!).
Then he went to work with another of his all natural cleaning methods. He used a combination of the miraculous bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) and cider vinegar. I can't believe how well it is working! The mixture is pulling all of the grime out and too the surface. We may not even have to refinish the table at all!
Can you see the clean bits and dirty bits?
Stay tuned for how it all shakes out...