Monday, June 7, 2010

Renew an Old Wood Banister

Have you ever used furniture polish/oil on your banister? It does wonders! It took my old wood banister and breathed some new life in to it. If you have not given it a try, do it! It only takes a couple of minutes and renews and restores the shine. It's like a much needed drink!


Before


After



You can also use this trick on your wood kitchen and bathroom cabinets. I actually had a friend ask if I had new cabinets after I had used this on them. It really does make a huge difference on older oak or anything that starts looking dry.

This is a great trick when getting ready to sell your home. Costs next to nothing and gives your rooms a mini face lift! It even helps hide scratches and dings.

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6 Comments:

ellie g said...

Oh my gosh....brilliant. I have that EXACT same wood with that EXACT same problem. I'd just love to replace it....but let's be honest with ourselves here...that aint happenin'. I'm headed to the store right this second. (no really, I am. Granted, I was already almost out the door...but now I'm ammending my list.)

amy smart said...

Thanks. I TOTALLY need to do this. I can't wait to give my home a face life. Did you just use Old English?

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

What a great tip! My bathroom cabinets badly need a face lift!

Mom vs. the boys said...

ooohhhh, I likey!!!
I will be trying that on our oak cabinets and banisters too!
what did you use?

Michelle said...

I just used Old English on a rag. The spray works with a rag too. I have used Pledge and furniture polish with orange oil too. They have all worked great.

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

I badly need a good wood polish. Do you recommend any brands. The ones Ive used just dont cut it.