I don't go to garage sales for every often, but a couple of weeks ago I came up on one in a church's parking lot while on my way to work. So, I stopped. And this ugly little shelf was all I got. It was really crude. Looks like maybe it was homemade, but it was only $1.00 and I thought it would be an easy little project. Slap on a little paint and be done. "Wooden" you know it? I was wrong!
First of all I was going to simply wipe it down but soon realized there was so much nicotine on it that I was going to have to sand it. So sand I did! Then I got one coat of paint on it and didn't like the color so I had to repaint. The shape and size also made it awkward to work with. Lastly, I over waxed and had to once again sand, sand, sand!
Whew, finally finished! Better. "Wooden" you agree?
Mr. Picker helping me stage it: