Have any of you stripped and refinished furniture before? Any tips or tricks? It’s our big project this weekend and it seems like a bit of work but I’m super pumped about it.
We are tackling our dining room table and buffet which are both older than me. My parents bought it right before I was born and we got it as a hand me down after we were married and they bought a new table.
The chairs were replaced by some fun Ikea chairs a few years ago when they started to fall apart but the table and buffet are still going strong. We thought about buying new but I kind of love the history behind them so we’re going with the freshen up approach. The table will be a creamy white and this green is going on the buffet. The green is definitely bolder in person and will be a fun pop of color. So excited.
You know what else excites me? Olive Garden salad. And when I say salad, I mean the dressing it is swimming in. I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite thing about visiting the restaurant. And I have good news for you, this tastes just like it.
I love it so much that I can think up just about any reason to make this. Oh, you stubbed your toe? Let me make Olive Garden salad, it will make you feel better. You spent all day inhaling fumes from the paint stripper and dust from the sander? Here, I have salad. You see where I’m going here?
- 1/3 cup white vinegar
- 4 1/2 Tbsp. water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp. mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
- 1 packet Good Seasons Italian salad dressing packet
- 1 tsp. grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/8 tsp. lemon juice
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Place in airtight jar and refrigerate. Dressing tastes best if made the night before.