Thursday, June 27, 2013

Salad Dressing Furniture Restorer

This is part of a set of side tables and dresser and mirrors I recently bought on a rummage. It was a neat old design, but the finish looked a little tattered. I had seen on the internet an idea for restoring the finish with simple household items, so I looked it up again and gave it a try. It is clear on the two pictures which side has been oil rubbed, and which has not. On the second picture, the front fourth of the top is undone, and shows the big difference this treatment made. The recipe is a little like making salad dressing: Mix 1 part olive oil and 1 part vinegar. Whip or shake together, wipe in with a rag and then buff with a rag. I did it two weeks ago and the dressers still look great.

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