The timing worked out great, because with Memorial Day Weekend upon us, most furniture stores are at the peak of their outdoor furniture sales. We didn't want to spend a lot to replace the chairs because we're not sure how long we'll actually have a garden, but at the same time we do spend some warm evenings hanging out back reading magazines, sipping wine, and watching the cats go buck wild, so I wanted to make sure we found some comfortable, non-middle-aged-cat-lady-like replacements.
|Contrary to popular belief, our owner is not a cat lady.|
*As opposed to modern throwing licorice, of course. For the record, licorice is delicious.
Our new outdoor seating is made out of solid, plantation-grown acacia wood, so in order to protect it from all the outdoor elements I set to sealing this with some all-natural water protectant.
I took an old, soft rag and painstakingly rubbed the oil into the wood. Let it set for 10 minutes.
|Wax on, wax off.|
|Oily sheen on the acacia wood.|
Voila! We have a waterproof outdoor living room!
Now to work on those flower beds. My brown thumb hasn't changed much.