Classic Design, New Chair


I love antiques, but that doesn’t mean I won’t pass up a bargain on a recent reproduction, like this slightly-used oak Arts and Crafts Morris chair Leigh Ann and I spotted at a local thrift shop. The finish was slightly worn, but I knew how to handle that problem.

First we put it up on our workbench, which seems logical, but for those of you still working on the floor of your garage, trust me:  a sturdy workbench makes every project easier, more enjoyable, and more successful.

Speaking of easier, the Minwax® Wood Finish™ Stain Markers with their felt tips make fixing those annoying nicks and dings simple and fast.

So how to protect and restore a worn finish? With a fine synthetic pad dipped in Minwax® Paste Finishing Wax, then gently rubbed over and into the existing finish.

In just a few minutes the Paste Finishing Wax will have begun to harden. And here is where a clean soft cloth is better than a paper towel, for a good buffing will make the Paste Finishing Wax simply glow like a cherished antique. Which leaves only one question….

Which of my office assistants will get first dibs on the chair? (Looks like Percy won.)

Until next time,

Thanks for stopping by!