Mine isn’t has happy as it should be. My camera card went haywire on me.
Which means no pictures.
I had a different post drafted for today but when I went to load all of the pictures yesterday, I found that they were being held hostage by a faulty card.
Luckily, I only lost about 20 pictures since everything else is saved, but it is frustrating nonetheless.
After all, time is spent taking those “handful” of pictures.
TGIF I guess. I’ll be heading out today to get another card and hopefully be able retake those pictures this weekend.
Normally, I have a handful of posts ready and banked so I can work ahead, but work and my little vacation left me high and dry so to speak (I need to get that fixed!)
I decided to look back at some emails to get some last minute inspiration that didn’t require new pictures. Over time, I have received emails complimenting or asking about my antique wardrobe in my great room. A few weeks ago, a reader had come across it in a previous post and asked about the history.
We don’t know a lot, but what we do know is that it is from the mid to late 1800’s and survived a hotel fire in Belgium before making its way to the United States. It is quite large and is pretty low maintenance.
I have a variety of antique and vintage pieces in my home and as I’ve mentioned before, I try to freshen them up once a year.
So for today, I thought we’d do a brief “look back” at how I go about rehydrating the wood.
These are the best furniture products. Ever.
Howard’s Restor-A-Finish and Feed-N-Wax.
The picture also shows Minwax Paste Finishing Wax but after using it for a while, I decided I didn’t care for it as much and rarely use it anymore.
Here are some before and after shots. If you can’t tell too much of a difference with the pictures, then blame the photographer. The naked eye won’t lie to you.
It is like getting a really good facial.
Blemishes and imperfections are treated.
The wood is moisturized and the color returns.
If you have a piece that you think needs to be stripped and stained, try this first. It may just get it back to health and save you a lot of time and labor.
It doesn’t work on everything. Some surfaces are just too damaged to avoid stripping it down to the natural wood, but there are lot of pieces out there that just need a good spa day in lieu of plastic surgery.
You can get all the details about the application and product information in my original post. I have been using Restor-A-Finish for quite a few years. I use it on my furniture pieces that I sell as well. I think it is one of the most important products to have if you want to keep your furniture in tip top shape. And no, I am not receiving any compensation for this – just sharing.
Have a great weekend. By Monday, I will be the proud owner of a brand spankin’ new….
Woohoo! Can’t get anymore exciting than that, can it? !!
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