Polish It Up-Tuesday’s DIY Tip

Since you all think I am a slacker when it comes to completing my mom’s kitchen project, I just want to share with you one of the other projects I had been working on simultaneously. In the adjacent dining room area, I painted the walls the same color as the kitchen and freshened up the old hutch. We debated about whether to paint it or not, but since the wood is still quite lovely and a honey golden brown, we decided to keep it stained. The problem? It was faded from being next to the sliding glass doors that lead to her deck and scratched from years of daily use. This time, I turned to Old English Furniture Polish with Scratch Cover.

Dining Room Hutch Old English Stain BottleThis is an oil with stain in it, so it hides the scratches while it polishes and rejuvenates the surface, bringing back its original glow and shine. Very simple, just put some on a rag (use gloves folks, this stuff stains!) then wipe it over the surface.

Dining Room Hutch Old English ScratchesFor the really deep scratches

Dining Room Hutch Scratched surfaceI actually just poured a bit right into the area, let it sit for a moment and then wiped it away. This is a door before:

Dining Room Hutch Door Beforeand this is the same door after (these photos are NOT retouched in any way)

Dining Room Hutch Old English AfterUnfortunately, I never took a before photo of the entire hutch. BUT, this is the hutch today:

Dining Room Hutch AfterDeep, rich, glowing color and depth of shine. Super easy and quick. No buffing necessary. Just wipe on

Dining Room Hutch Wiping On Old Englishand then wipe off.

Dining Room Hutch Buffing DoorDone. And no, I was not compensated in any way for pitching this product. I have been using it for years and think its awesome. I thought you should know about it too. Simple as that. That’s my DIY Thrifty tip for Tuesday. And it just goes to show ya-sometimes you don’t need to start from scratch…just cover them up! Susan 

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