Posted by: Small House Under a Big Sky Homestead | April 22, 2013

Sunny Day Works in Progress

After weeks and weeks of rain and flooding and no outside work on waiting projects, today was finally sunny and warm. This meant my top priority was to haul out the vintage Jacobean Sideboard from the pole barn where it has resided all winter and apply some clear, soft wax. My husband also had a minor gluing project to do to the top as well where some veneer lifted.


Jacobean sideboard painted and waxed with veneer repair on top.

Now, all I have left to do after this has thoroughly dried, is paint or wax the top of the sideboard and this piece is done at last. That’s a good thing because I have less than two weeks to complete it for delivery and it has to cure! It’s going on consignment in the newly opened Water Wolf shop in Saugatuck, MI, within the next 10 days.


The wonderful beaded walnut edge was refinished with Restore a Finish as were the doors.


The backsplash and door insides drying after being painted and waxed.

Then my dear husband went over to the studio and began to sand the top of the turn of the century farmhouse table with wonderful turned legs,  a maple top and one leaf. I put another coat of paint on the side table (roadside rescue blog post coming soon!) and waxed the decorative back piece and doors to the sideboard.


Sanding the table top before staining. The legs are painted and waiting for dark wax.

I also waxed five different painted cigar boxes I use to show prospects what colors and wax effects are available for their custom painted pieces.

This was a complete nothing… but make a lot of small progress kind of day in the White Oak Studio.

Small House / Big Sky Donna


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