Summer is well on its way here in the DC suburbs,
and since we are not going anywhere,
it is nice to eat/drink on the patio.
But some of the furniture I made for the patio in 2015/2016
were starting to look a little tired.
Too many long winters!
Earlier, I refinished the couch, staining it blue:
and that brought back that little corner to its former glory.
So I decided to tackle that huge table I built in 2016 for the ORC
from our old deck.
(the house was repainted last year!)
I never updated it on the blog, but I added some wood all around it for a more finish look.
I spent hours sanded it, bring it back to the light wood:
I liked the look of "naked" wood but it needed some protection for the elements,
so I tried teak oil on the bench like in the past, but that has a country look.
so I went with this oil instead :
it is darker than "naked" but the wood doesn't have that yellow color,
so I am happy with it!
With the table looking so nice,
I wanted to add some candles to the tabletop.
A while back I had seen this cool tutorial at Remodelando La Casa
and decided to make one too,
and it turned out perfect: