Hey guys, today I've been busy writing a post for Old Time Pottery's Blog, a fun site I contribute to every month. For Friday's post I'm featuring our dining room all gussied up for the Holidays, and I have to say putting dishes and accessories on the table for Thanksgiving in October is so much fun ;)
Speaking of our dining room. We have a small sideboard that's a family heirloom probably from the early 1900's. And I looked at it today and thought, wow it's seen better days that's for sure.
Then I remembered something I pinned a while back on Pinterest here. You can bring new life to old wood furniture with simple Olive Oil and Vinegar. So I tried it, one part vinegar to 3 parts Olive Oil. Mixed them with a spoon really well and just wiped the oil into the wood with a soft cloth. Then I waited a half hour and wiped off any excess oil. And wow what a difference!
Check out the before...
And the After...
Isn't it Amazing how the wood grain just pops? Now this old piece obviously is made of a few different types of wood, since that's how they rolled back then - they used what they had! But I think the wood variation adds to it's character.
There is a small cracked area that we need to fix, but what a fabulous old piece!