i love the rustic, farmhouse look.
but not when it’s on a piece of furniture that is neither rustic nor farmhouse.
my son so lovingly decided to help distress this piece of furniture in our dining room when he found a screwdriver that was accidentally left out.
it’s inevitably going to happen when a three-year-old is in the house.
a couple of years ago, i remember thinking i was going to have to probably sand down and refinish this entire dresser and the task seemed a bit overwhelming.
then i stumbled upon a pin on Pinterest about refinishing furniture with a couple of simple household items. i tried it and couldn’t believe my eyes!
i thought i would share this (probably not so secret) advice.
here’s what you’ll need: 1.) white vinegar 2.) olive oil
seriously, that simple! i bought each from the dollar store and came home and did half and half in a bowl and then used a soft cloth to wipe the concoction on (a little goes a long way!).
this is what the dresser looks like now:
what a difference, eh?
the shine will last for about six months and then it’s time to re-oil it again.
so, before you take that old beat up piece of furniture to the refinisher….grab yourself some oil and vinegar and give your furniture some love.
it’ll shine and say thank you!