Thursday, April 7, 2011

Furniture Miracles

If you have wood furniture, you're going to love this stuff. 
Restor-A-Finish
I use it all the time on our family room coffee table, which sees a lot of activity and gets dull and scratched on top after a while:
I thought I would give it a try on the Henredon end tables I picked up the other day, because someone (ahem, Mom) is insisting that it would be a crime to paint them.  Here are some before shots:











And some after shots:
 

  
 
There are still plenty of dings, but it does give the finish a brighter shine, and darkens any scratches or small nicks.  I am still not sure that I'm not going to paint them, but they look better, and it was worth the 20 minutes of effort.  (When I use it on my coffee table it takes 30 seconds, but there were a lot of angles and corners to get into.)  I am also concerned that if I don't paint them, they're not going to coordinate very well with the teak chairs in the living room.  I'll tell you more about them tomorrow. 

2 comments:

Tortla Dot said...

Restore and Finish looks like a good product. I see" walnut finish". Does it come in other tones?

What color coordinates with teak better than wood? You might try the new tables in with the teak for at least a week before you get out the paintbrush.

Karen said...

Yes! It comes in many different finishes. I have three different kinds, and think there are as many as ten to choose from.