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.
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.
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.
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.