Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pinned It Did It Feeding the Wood

Recently, my husband, Lowell,  and I were talking about building a house someday.  He had sketched out a floor plan that he likes.

"Oh I want to show you a kitchen I like. I pinned it on Pinterest." I said.

I showed him; he liked it.  Since we were bonding over Pinterest, I showed him this library.



Suddenly, the beauty of Pinterest was revealed to my husband when he saw this.




I thought to myself, maybe we should do this next weekend.  My husband, however, is a make it happen sort of man. We clicked through the pin to get to the original source, Lily & Thistle, and found that the correct recipe is 1/4 cup vinegar to 3/4 cup canola oil.


I brought him a rag and the ingredients, and he promptly got to work on our table first.  It looked better, but no major difference.
 The next thing I knew, our nightstands were setting on top of our dining table! 

Our tables are old, but they look so much better.

Laura
Happy at Home

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11 comments:

  1. Hi Laura this is such a useful post, thank you. I love old wood as it has a richness and depth you don't find in new wood. We have some old things (including me!) so I am going to try your recipe out. Have a fabulous Monday
    Lots of love
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxx

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  2. Hi Dorothy,
    I hope you like it.
    Laura

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  3. I have seen this before and wondered if it worked. Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Hi Karen,
    It's not a miracle, but my nightstands look much better.
    Blessings,
    Laura

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  5. I think I will give that a try on my kitchen table. It's been through alot and could use that pick-me-up. Thanks for sharing the tip and participating in Pinned it Made it Monday!

    Have a great week!
    Tammy

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  6. Very funny, I can just see him running through the house :)
    Well I have just about painter over every worn piece of furniture in our house. But the wood that still looks good I re-applied a stain mixed with polyurethane on it. Looks really freshened up.
    Blessings, Roxy

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  7. Hi Tammy,

    I hope it works for you. When I tried my kitchen table, my results weren't as good. Perhaps it's just too worn. You might try a product called Old English. It's a bottle of liquid that you put on a cloth and rub over the worn spots. It's miraculous! It's got a bit of stain in it, I think. Find it with the furniture polish at Wal-Mart or hardware store.


    Blessings,
    Laura

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  8. Hi Roxy,

    What was the name of that stain? I might like to try it, too.

    Blessings,
    Laura

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  9. You're welcome, Karen. I hope it works for you.




    Laura
    Lane

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  10. I need to try this on our dining room table. Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Hi Debbie,
    I hope it works for you. My table needs more help than that. *:) happy
    I'll be over in a minute for a bloggy visit!

    Blessings!
    Laura

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