Our end table is back in it's rightful home


A few years ago, I stumbled upon this cute little end table at an antique store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and it spoke to me. I have a sixth sense for authentic 1960’s Danish Teak and I couldn’t humor leaving the store without it, so I went home to Chicago with it. I carried it on public transportation from Milwaukee to Chicago and set it up next to my sofa in my shoebox of a Chicago apartment. It moved with me from Chicago to central Illinois, and then all the way to Texas, where Sunny, our little puppy, enjoyed gnawing on it when we weren’t looking.

Luckily, he only got to the little wood pieces on the end and a little bit of the canvas, so it would be an easy repair. But, when I started fixing up the canvas, I noticed how worn the finish on the wood was looking, so that of course lead me to refinish the whole thing.


Anyway, this ended up being a pretty quick and painless refinish and it feels like we got a brand new, but nicer version of the previous end table! All it took was some sanding, a fresh coat of stain, varnish, and a tiny bit of sewing. And perhaps the best thing about this DIY? It only cost us a whopping $3 for some canvas and a new dowel rod.

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