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Chemical-Free Furniture Makeover

It’s frugal!  It’s easy! It’s non-toxic!

Breathe new life into the pieces you’ve got, or pick up something that looks rather “lived in” for a bargain at a yard sale.

When I was a kid, my mother got a huge beautiful desk that was beat to death.  So many coats of varnish, the only thing scarier was the amount of toxins and fumes used to strip that down and refinish it. (Hey, it was the 70’s… what didn’t have chemicals, right?)   After that I decided that I would never go through that.  When I found this my wheels started turning.  Boy to I have my project picked out now and you will too!

Table Makover 1

Use a mixture of: 

1 part oil (vegetable, olive, grapeseed, etc.)

1 part vinegar (white or apple cider vinegar)


Mix together, dip a cloth in it and wipe.  That’s it!

So simple and safe, you can even have the kids help and not worry!


Table Makeover      Table Makeover 3

 Turn this….                   …. and this, 

Table Makeover 6        Table Makeover 5

Into this!

Be sure to check out my Frugal Refinishing project too!

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