Friday, May 03, 2013

Wash on Mondays, Iron on Tuesdays


Last summer I decorated the outside of my trailer with this vintage  ironing board, an idea I copied from my favourite glamping book, Sisters On The Fly. I think my dad had bought this wooden ironing board at an auction years ago. By the time I took possession, it had seen better days. I gave it a good scrubbing with some vinegar and water. Then, on a nice sunny day I applied two coats of Briwax. That stuff is amazing! It's almost like a stain and paste wax mixed together. (I believe it's made in England.) I let the Briwax cure in the sun for about an hour and then I buffed the board with a soft rag. Voila! 
PS. Apparently times were tough last summer. Looks like I only have one bottle of Mike's Hard Lemonade cooling in my ice bucket. Actually, that ice bucket is a repurposed citronella patio candle. After the candle was finished I just sprayed the tin bucket with my favourite Krylon colour, Blue Ocean Breeze.
  This post makes me think of that old rhyme:
Use it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or do without.


  1. Hi Beth,
    Just perusing your blog...I love this old rhyme! I've never heard of it before, but it so suits my lifestyle. May I use it?

    1. Definitely! Not sure where I first heard it, probably from my mother. I wonder if it didn't originate in the Depression years?


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