Summer can be a great time to take care of some of those little jobs around the house that have been put off for a few months. One of the things we see nearly every day and probably think, “I need to fix that,” and then end up forgetting about it are the dents and dings on our furniture. It seems like a low priority and it is easy to brush aside. However, when you take the time to take of the little blemishes, you will give your furniture a whole new look, which means your entire room will look rejuvenated. You will find everything you need to make your dinged up furniture look new again at Greenwood Hardware.
Cleaning Residue from Your Wood Furniture
If you have dark, greasy-type stains on arm rests or wax from dripping candles on your wood tables, you can safely remove the grime and make the wood gorgeous again. Use a wood amalgamator to remove those white rings left by glasses on the furniture. Use the finest grade of steel wool to gently rub off any grimy residue that has been building up for years. Make sure you go with the grain to avoid scratching the wood. For candle wax removal; wrap an ice cube in a cloth and rub it over the wax. Use a credit card or non-sharp putty knife to pry the wax up.
Fixing a Wobbling Leg
Remove the loose leg from the wobbling furniture. Use sandpaper to remove the old glue from inside the joint and the leg. If the glue is stubborn, try dropping a little vinegar on the area to help loosen it up. Apply fresh glue to the two points that are going to put together. Use a wood clamp to tightly secure the leg in position and let it dry for at least 24 hours.
Refinish an Old Piece
You can breathe new life into an old end table, desk or even a dresser by adding a fresh coat of stain. Use a sander or sand the piece by hand to give it a smooth texture while removing the old stain. Apply a new coat of stain and allow it to dry overnight. The results are amazing!
This is a simple trick to making old dressers, cabinets and other furniture look brand new again. Add new hardware i.e. drawer pulls and cabinet knobs to an old piece. Go for an entirely new look by changing up the hardware with some bright and bold. You can also find pretty designs that will enhance the décor in a room.
These simple, quick jobs can all be done on the weekend. You will be amazed at the transformation to your room by doing these little things. Head into Greenwood Hardware and check out the different shades of stain that you can put on your old furniture to give it new life. Come on in, or contact us today.