Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Water ring

One of the perils of having people in your house is water rings.  Usually, I don't fret too much about this kind of thing.  Someone was sweet enough to bring me a nice plant and didn't think about sitting it on the table. The fact is this, the piece of furniture is a vintage end table that is one of a pair that was in my uncle's house for years and he was soooo careful with his things, that I really wanted to fix it.

 In my world, it really wasn't that much of a big deal, buy hey...I've currently got time on my hands and I firmly believe an old dog can learn new tricks.  So I'm off to the internet for the solution.

The instructions I found said to use mayonnaise and let it sit for fifteen minutes and then wipe off.

If you click in on the picture, you can see that it really did quite well with the first treatment.  The instructions said to repeat the procedure until you were happy with the results.

I did just that and the second application of the mayo and waiting another fifteen-twenty minutes did the trick.  I am pleased with the results.  I'm sure this is an old tried and true technique,(was probably in Hints from Heloise years ago) but these days I really do feel like I'm learning new things, so I'm giving myself an "atta Girl".

I'll give you all a break from funeral stories and such for this post, but next post I'll tell you about my little friend Adam and how he helped me with some closure.  Be back soon.


Peri said...

Good to know! You are almost as clever as me! Seriously though, it has to do with returning oil to the wood...the water leaches out oil in the finish and the polish of course and the mayo returns it. Neat! Thanks a bunch!

Ellie VanCaster said...

Taking control and learning something new is definately worth an "ATTA GIRL" ;-)

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