Sunday, December 22, 2013

How to fix scratches in wood furniture

Recently I was given a beautiful old rocking chair.

It's my husband's new favorite chair. However, the rockers had some scratches, as is to be expected.

I had seen a pin floating around Pinterest about fixing scratches on wood furniture with white vinegar and oil so I decided to give it a shot. I mixed equal parts white vinegar and vegetable oil (I imagine olive oil would work, too) and rubbed it into the scratches.

That's it! Some of the deeper scratches are still slightly visible upon close inspection (and reflected in the flash from my crappy camera) but overall it looks almost as good as new! 

An easy fix with minimal effort and stuff I already had in the cupboard.