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Maury (Mars for short) is slowly but surely redoing her guest room to make it an inviting place for friends and family to visit. Since she is working with a budget, she is reusing furniture from her childhood- furniture she loves but that looks well-loved in return. Using some familiar products, Mars managed to transform the look of her childhood bed for this new adult space.

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Oh the joy and wonder that is Howard Restor-a-Finish and Feed-n-Wax! With just a little elbow grease, steel wool, and rags, Mars was able to give that childhood bed a new shine, peeling back the years without having to strip and restain.

The Restor-a-Finish helps remove the evidence of years of use and abuse, covering scratches and adding a rich tone to the wood, while the Feed-n-Wax makes up for years of neglect by saturating the wood with moisture and allowing it to literally shine.

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