Do you remember this vase of flowers sitting on the table in How to Farmhouse Style Your July Fourth Table post?
We were out of town for several days after setting the tablescape (and side table) for my post. When I returned home and moved the vase to dump the water, I was quite surprised. A deep ring had formed on this treasured table HH’s grandfather made by hand “back in the day”. Yikes!
I did a little research and discovered mayonnaise might be the answer.
All you do is spread the mayo along the ring line. Cover it completely.
Then place a napkin over the area and mash it into the mayonnaise. Let it sit for 15 minutes or more. I left mine for 30 minutes – just in case.
Wipe away the mayo and inspect.
It was late at night, and a ring was still visible, so I left it until morning.
The next morning, I rubbed Old English Furniture Polish (with stain) into it, and it filled in the areas where the water damaged the finish. The table finish looks lighter below due to daylight coming through the window.
That was the easiest furniture finish fix I’ve done in a while! 🙂 Did you know about mayonnaise for repairing furniture damage? Am I the only one who didn’t know?