Before & After: Restoring a Childhood Wood Bed

published Apr 4, 2012
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

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.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

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.

(Images: Maury/Life on Mars)