Day after thanksgiving sewing room clean up

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I have a friend who just relocated to assisted living. She has been  
clearing out here sewing room before The closing on the house. She gave  
me a beautiful wood  sewing table. It's quite old( I believe  it may  
have been her mother's.) DH cleaned it up with some Murphy's Soap and  
moved it into my sewing room this afternoon.  It's large enough to hold  
my machine and serger. That  is also how she used it. It's got that  
beautiful look of old wood. It's in very good condition and nice and  
sturdy. A wonderful addition to my sewing room. I'm thrilled to have it.
I'm slowly getting the room just the way I want it. Some time early in  
the new year I want to get a closet unit and get that area straightened  
out for better storage.
Juno

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Juno wrote:
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It's wonderful that you were able to re-home it!  Congratulations on  
a marvelous find.

--  
Beverly
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On 11/29/2013 8:33 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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I was so pleased that she wanted me to have it.

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On 11/29/2013 2:42 PM, Juno wrote:
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Sounds lovely, Juno.  If you want to pretty it up and preserve it, pick  
up some Howard's Feed and Wax.  It's the greatest stuff for real wood  
furniture.  Smells wonderful, too.
--  
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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On 11/30/2013 12:49 AM, Pogonip wrote:
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Joann,
Thanks for the information. I looked it up and also found something I  
can use on my Kitchen table.I was going to strip the top down and  
refinish it and saw Howard's has something called restor a finish that  
will work well on my pine plank table. I've had the table more than 50  
years and it h as seen many homework assignments, meals and sewing  
projects. I love the table, we had it made for us soon after we married  
and has been a very loved,but sometimes abused piece of furniture.

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On 11/30/2013 7:38 AM, Juno wrote:
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The Restor-a-finish is also an excellent product, and I think you'll be  
happy with the results you get.  I found out about Howard's from antique  
dealers.  It's amazing the results you can get with their stuff.  I love  
wood furniture, the older the better, but it needs a little help from  
time to time.
--  
Joanne
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On 11/30/2013 12:42 PM, Pogonip wrote:
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Have you ever tried it on floors, or do you think it would be slippery?  
My kitchen floor is also pine and is in serious need of help.
We can't have it refinished because of the dust and my asthma not mixing.

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To follow up here,I went to the hardware store this afternoon to check  
on bother products. The restor will have to wait until spring. Bill will  
have to do the work when the weather is warmer and we can put the  
kitchen table on the deck. It's not recommended for floors. So my floors  
  will have to continue looking sad.
I decided to wait on the  feed and wax until after I make the throw  
pillow  covers. I would worry about not getting it rubbed in enough and  
getting something on her bery expensive fabric.


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On 11/30/2013 2:27 PM, Juno wrote:
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No, but we did have floors in our living room, dining room, and one  
bedroom refinished last summer.  When you decide to do it, talk to the  
people because we found the company we used has some new equipment that  
reduces the dust down to almost nothing.  We were pleased!  They still  
closed off all the doorways with plastic sheeting and tape, though.

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The way you use the Feed-n-Wax, your fabric would be safe.  You put the  
gel on, rub it all over the wood, then let it sit for about 30 minutes  
or so.  Then you come back with dry cloths, and you rub.  All the gel  
gets rubbed into the wood or is carried away on the cloth so that when  
you touch the furniture, it's dry.  It reminds me of how we did  
Johnson's Paste Wax back when I was in high school.  We used that on the  
big tables in the home ec sewing classroom.
--  
Joanne
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Re: Day after thanksgiving sewing room clean up
So nice of your friend to give you the sewing table.  Now you will think of  
her when you go into your sewing room and remember how thoughtful she was.
Barbara in Florida


I have a friend who just relocated to assisted living. She has been
clearing out here sewing room before The closing on the house. She gave
me a beautiful wood  sewing table. It's quite old( I believe  it may
have been her mother's.) DH cleaned it up with some Murphy's Soap and
moved it into my sewing room this afternoon.  It's large enough to hold
my machine and serger. That  is also how she used it. It's got that
beautiful look of old wood. It's in very good condition and nice and
sturdy. A wonderful addition to my sewing room. I'm thrilled to have it.
I'm slowly getting the room just the way I want it. Some time early in
the new year I want to get a closet unit and get that area straightened
out for better storage.
Juno  



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On 11/30/2013 4:36 PM, Bobbie Sews more wrote:
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it was a very nice thing for her to do. She was a very proficient  
sewist. She made several sets of slip covers for me at that table, she  
also taught me how how to make drapes, bed spreads and helped me out on  
a lot of other projects I had problems with. We have known each other  
for 53 years. Her husband has been a friend of my husband since there  
early teens. I was sorry to see them have to  give up their home. Her  
husband is failing some and home maintenance has become to much for him.  
We will continue to see them though at our breakfasts we go to together  
every few months.
The move has been hard on our son. He lives around the block from the  
couple and they have become close friends. He is like a  son to them.
Juno

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Oh that's wonderful!!!  I know it will be used and loved for years.  ;)  
Enjoy it!!


Sharon
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"Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad  
judgement" -- Will Rogers  



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On 12/3/2013 3:30 PM, mamahays wrote:
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as it is already!

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