Thursday, March 20, 2014

Revitalizing Furniture


after restoring with tsp cleaner, varnish pen and wipe on poly


I discovered an easy way to revitalize furniture.  Furniture that has a stained finish and has that dry look can be made to look almost like new!


before restoring


Before the four Victorian chairs had some nicks to the finish and were in need to some moisture to the wood.  I first cleaned them with TSP substitute which made them look better but I took it a few steps further.  I used a stain pen to cover up the nicks.  After they dried good, I used an old cotton sock and Wipe On Poly.


after restoring with tsp cleaner, varnish pen and wipe on poly


This stuff is great!  After revitalizing all four chairs, I put them in the booth and they sold it two days!!  Here’s another piece that I used the same process on.




Instead of using a stain pen, I used a rag with stain and wiped over the top of the table.




The larger spot can still be seen if you look hard enough but it is much improved after staining and using the Wipe On Poly.


table before


This sweet little Victorian table is in the master bedroom and now it just shines!




The Wipe On Poly is so easy to use.  It doesn’t streak and it dries quickly.  This process is perfect for those pieces that you want to retain their original finishes!

I originally learned of this process from Pinterest.  To see the original link, go to two twenty one .


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  1. I love a good cane chair. Traditional and Classic!

  2. Great tip, I need to get some of that stuff.

  3. What a great revitalization technique, Tammy! Those pieces looks great!

  4. Gorgeous! Have you ever watched Rehab Addict on HGTV? She does simple revitalizations like that all the time. I'm amazed at the difference it makes.

  5. LOVE those chairs and LOVE that table!! Great job on freshening them up they look fabulous!!

  6. The chairs are lovely, easy to see why they sold quickly! Love that table!


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