Most of the furniture in our home has either been purchased from a garage sale, been handed down to us, or has *ahem* been trash picked. Yes, we’re dumpster divers. We’ve picked up some really wonderful pieces of furniture this way, and all that is needed is a little tender loving care to turn someone else’s trash into a treasure.
With wood furniture, often all that is needed is some good old fashion polish. Here’s a simple, easy-to-make recipe that I use to make furniture polish. Keep in mind that this is for occasional use only, since it contains beeswax which can build up on furniture if used too often.
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Homemade Furniture Polish
- 1 Tablespoon grated beeswax
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil
Melt the beeswax in a small glass canning jar which is sitting in a pot of water over low heat. Once the wax melts, stir in the coconut oil and remove the jar from the warm water. Allow to cool. Then use a clean cloth to rub the polish onto your wood furniture. Allow this to sit for a few minutes. Using another clean cloth, buff the furniture until all residue is removed. The results are beautiful!
What great pieces of furniture have you trashed picked? What did you do to restore the furniture?