Wednesday, June 8, 2011

OLD English = My NEW best friend!

First of all, thank you SO MUCH for all your encouraging words about my new adventure!  It's a scary thing but it's good to know I have people who believe it's a good idea, because sometimes I'm not so sure THANK YOU!

Now, on to your regularly scheduled post:

If you have wood furniture that has some wear and tear, meet your new best friend!  I found out about this lovely from my blog friend Evie over at Post College Working Girl.  She is hysterical, chic, and oh so thrifty!  She wrote a post about this stuff a while back and I kept meaning to pick it up, and hadn't until today. 

Old English Scratch Cover (Home Depot around $6)

My husbands parents gave us a gorgeous dark wood secretary (nice, right!?)  It had a few deep scratches that I wanted to try to "erase"

Here are the scratches BEFORE:

And here it is AFTER!

I really couldn't believe it!!!  Now, the scratches are still there but they are almost invisible and no one would know unless they were looking.  Fun right!!
 A mini-facelift for the old girl!  Don't you wish it were that easy for us human folk!  Just rub a little Old English around the crows feet and they disappear.

So that's the tip of the day!

Anyone else every used this stuff? 


  1. OMG! Erin I love this stuff too! I have used it on my wood table and on my wicker cubes/coffee table (it works great to hide wear and tear and cat scratches). And I'm dying because I also have a runner made from that same Waverly fabric that I DIYed. Great minds ...

  2. Yup! It's been awhile though. Ithink it's time I revisit it.

  3. Thanks for the shout out Erin! I'm so glad you like the Old's a miracle worker. People who work in our area of expertise, aka thrifting, need to know of it's powers. So excited for you and your space!!

  4. Wow, that looks amazing never thought Old English would be able to do that.

  5. Oh wow! I NEEEEEED this stuff... wonder if you can get in Canada!

  6. Another tip is a Wood Stain Marker Pen. It comes in many different stain colors and is great for touching up scratches. I bought it at Lowe's.