Although we've recently shown you how to use a Walnut to cover scratches in furniture that needs a little love, some weren't big on the idea due to nut allergies. Although the risk in the idea might be small, there's another way you can buff out those nicks and dings — coffee grounds. Over at 365 Ways To Go Green, Mike Lieberman shows us how to apply used coffee grounds with a cotton swab to help cover those unsightly scratches. This is a perfect trick for those with medium-dark furniture as the coffee is slightly darker than the walnut oil we had been using previously.
We would suggest that after the application, you let the grounds sit for 5-10 minutes before buffing things with a cotton rag to ensure you won't end up with coffee pants next time you sit down — because no one will believe you that it's coffee and not something else.
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(via: 365 Ways To Go Green)
Image: Mike Lieberman