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A thorough cleaning is an important first step in any furniture renewal project. Removing decades of dirt and grime often restores much of the original luster. Kevin says it’s hard to believe, but it’s perfectly OK to wash furniture with soap and water.

How to Refinish Furniture

DIY__How to refinish furniture without stripping - This is the best step-by-step guide I've found yet.First wipe down with mineral spirits, then soap and water repair any old marks, sand, wipe, stain and finish.

Old furniture makeover idea. Love the pop of color on the knobs.

Fab Dresser Makeover Classic Black and Gold - Top 60 Furniture Makeover DIY Projects and Negotiation Secrets - all kinds of other DIY ideas, what to do with fabric stash, thrift store finds, etc.


How to refinish old wood furniture with coconut oil. It re-hydrates the wood, brings out the natural color, and takes away the old musty smell. Yet another use for coconut oil! Bit I wonder if wood cleaner is just cheaper bc coconut oil expensive

how to restore scratched and worn wood

Restore scratched and worn wood. Another pinner says: for watermarks - mix a thick paste of olive oil and salt and rub onto the wood - leave it for about 30 minutes. The salt draws out the moisture and the oil feeds the wood. Used this many, many times!

using 3/4 cup of oil & 1/4 cup vinegar to restore wood on old furniture without having to strip the pieces by mary.bradbury

simple refinishing - cup oil & cup vinegar, white or apple cider vinegar and vegetable or olive oil. mix it in a jar, dip a clean cloth into the mixture, then rub it into the wood. no need to wipe off; the wood just soaks it in

how to remove water stains and scratches from wood furniture surface, then finish with extra fine 0000 steel wool and car wax to restore gloss finish.

How to Fix a Furniture Finish

denatured alcohol for water rings plus other ways to fix furniture stains and scratched. Although I've used mayonnaise to remove water rings from furniture.

Remove finish on wood with 1:1 ratio of baking soda and water. Spray with vinegar and let sit 5-10 minutes. Then scrub it off with a brush, rinse, dry, and stain or paint it. by ^ kristen ^

How to age wood. Remove finish on wood with ratio of baking soda and water. Spray with vinegar and let sit minutes. Then scrub it off with a brush, rinse, dry, and stain or paint it.

Absolutely anyone can recreate these showstopper!

You might want to rethink your kitchen when you see this easy, brilliant ideas!

Simple tricks to repair common problems in wood furniture, i.e. dents, water rings, damaged veneer

How to Refinish Furniture

fixing missing veneer from furniture - definitely a "a-ha! No kidding! I have several pieces that need to be fixed!