We are currently in full blown camper mode—meaning… we are working on our camper ALL.THE.SPARE.TIME! I call it campering. Yes, I’d rather be camping… but we’re not there yet!
During the week when the LITTLES are here… no campering. However, when I DO have a minute to do a little something beside house work ,exercise/ swim or …fill in the blank…. I find little projects for the upcoming
purty-fying of the camper! This week— Restoring a Wood fold-out camping stool with COCONUT OIL .
I was actually sitting on this little fold-out seat when it GAVE WAY!
There I was inside the camper, having given the whole thing a pretty good shake—and my head was hurting from banging it on the wall. I was VERY surprised. I shook it off…and can laugh about it now; but at the time, I almost cried! It smarts!
So anyway… back to the seat. The frame was still in pretty good shape… even more of a surprise!
But the fabric was SHOT!
I took it apart measured it,
This way …
And That way…
Rummaged through the scraps
This chef jacket was a durable cotton blend, already earmarked for deconstruction…buttons, pockets and so forth. I cut a piece from the back.
You can see the wood is pretty dry and in need of some TLC.
Here is the easy peasy cool part! ::
A light sanding… and I slathered some coconut oil all over the wood.
I just used an old cloth and some regular- non hydrogenated Coconut Oil (this stuff is great for lots of things) I rubbed it onto the wood after a light sanding, wiping cleaning with a damp cloth and allowing to dry. I does wonders for bringing that wood back!
Attached the “new” seat
I’ve spent the last 4 years collecting here and there, little things for this camper. Now—I’m in the progress of pulling it all together. The rebuilding is fun, don’t get me wrong; and it’s very hard work. I’m enjoying this part, though… a LOT!
I’ve got a few more things in the works…** Camper blog
‘Til next time, be blessed!
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