When we moved in the previous owner had left behind this beauty of a picnic table (and bench)
It may not be a looker but it was free and I rarely turn down free so I decided to rehab this table a bit.
The weathered wood was literally a splinter farm, the entire surface was rough and pokey so
Step 1: Dollar Tree pack of sanding paper. Yep, we don’t own a sander and I can’t afford to buy unnecessary items right now but I knew they had sandpaper at the dollar tree so I brought a pack home and used a whole lot of elbow grease to sand it smooth.
Step 2: Scrub the areas that had greenish algae build up.
Step 3: Leave to dry
Step 4: Stain
I picked up the stain from Ollie’s Bargain Outlet which meant the stain and application brush were $3.99
Now for five dollars and just under and hour of my life I have this much more presentable (and less painful!) splinter free picnic table.