Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rainy Day Project: or Removing Water Stains from Old Furniture

Today is COLD. And drizzly. But I was anxious to get a move on some projects.

We rescued the headboard on a rainy day, and unfortunately it got these icky white water stains. I love the color and finish, so I was hoping I wouldn't have to sand and refinish it. Not to mention what a pain it would be to get into all the details!

I decided to jump straight to the easiest possible solution: Old English Scratch Cover (for dark woods).

If you're doing this at home, I would recommend using a soft cloth, and not paper towels, but I didn't have any handy.  Following the directions on the bottle, I gave it a good coating, a little elbow grease, and wiped away the excess.  Today must have been my lucky day...

No more water marks!  While I was at it, I did the rest of the headboard to even out the tone and take care of any worn spots.   I'm anxious to get the rest of this project rolling... Check out the gorgeous carving on this headboard.

I'm glad we rescued this one!


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