It’s Sew Scuffed (Restoring Scuffed Wood)

Today I am making a start on the extensive work that needs to be done on my sewing box. It used to belong to my grandma (Goga) and passed through the hands of at least one of my sisters before it reached me. It is in pretty poor condition but is still a nice piece of furniture and is in use so it would be nice to get it looking beautiful again. I am going to see what I can do about the surface of its lid.
sewing box
As you can see it is in pretty bad shape. I thought I would try a tip that worked wonders for Jessica on domestic bliss squared, which is just oil mixed with vinegar.
Oil and Vinegar
I had olive oil and cider vinegar, so that’s what I used; 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar.
I didn’t want a huge amount, so I just used 3 tablespoons of oil and 1 tablespoon of vinegar, which gave me more than enough.
Mix thoroughly until the mixture becomes cloudy/opaque. I used a fork.
Next, just dip in a cloth and rub well into the surface of the wood. I went over it a couple of times and had enough mixture left to do the top of my coffee table too.
sewing box before after
As you can see, it isn’t perfect but it has certainly made a huge difference! The only bits it hasn’t really impacted are the chips of missing veneer.

The results on the medium tone wood of my coffee table are a lot more satisfactory; even the cup rings have good as gone!
coffee table before after


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