Thursday, April 7, 2011

Furniture Miracles

If you have wood furniture, you're going to love this stuff. 
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. 


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.