You might remember I went to that junk sale about two weeks ago and bought these two pieces. My goal with them was to possibly use them a bit like a dough bowl with some decor and cross-stitch pillows in them.
They were okay as is but I was hoping with a little bit of elbow grease I could spruce them up just a bit. Here they are as is…
I didn’t want them overly clean and nice…just a happy medium…somewhere between antique and primitive. A little bit prim but a little more polished. I love Old English No Scent Scratch Cover Polish Dark Wood. It is my go-to product for sprucing up any wood. You can find it HERE on Amazon.
It is really easy to use…after the wood is clean and ready, simply wipe it on. Here is how my first piece looked after the updo.
The solution will soak in and it won’t be quite as shiny after completely drying. This also isn’t stinky like varnish.
The box had some paint on it so that took a little more cleaning. I scrapped the paint and sanded the ground in dirt off of it. Then the same Old English No Scent Scratch Cover Polish Dark Wood to the rescue. I love how this turned out. This is exactly what I envisioned. This piece had a little bit of varnish left on it so it didn’t take the stain like the other piece. Also, this was pine…the other was oak wood.
I’ve really learned over the years that each wood accepts stain differently. It is always important to try the stain in an inconspicuous spot. I usually do it on the bottom of a piece.
While I was in the garage I did one more piece. This old sewing box. Kelli passed it along when we were cleaning her house. She said I could have it…I really don’t need another but I still took it.
You can see it needed a cleaning and updo.
Here it is now. MUCH better. It only took about 5 minutes.
Again, the same Old English No Scent Scratch Cover Polish Dark Wood to the rescue. I love that stuff.
Here is how they all look after a day of drying…
I’m super happy with them all. I don’t have a spot figured out for them yet but hopefully soon. When I do, I’ll be sure to share.