Thrifty Things Friday #150

Hi everyone!

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Linda and I are happy to see you here today!

I am always searching for tips on how to fix, organize or clean things. I come across a lot of fun or interesting ideas. Generally I don’t always post the results. So, today I thought I would!

I have this mid-century table that I picked up at a thrift store for a very good price. I knew I was going to refinish it………….someday! It has plenty of scratches and damage to the finish.


See what I mean? So, I searched a “quick fix” idea to at least cover the scratches a bit more until I do a refinish on the table.

I found the answer! or what I thought might be the answer, on Pinterest. A blogger showed an old vintage table she thrifted that had a ton of scratches on it. She shared a quick fix recipe that worked like a dream!


Woohoo! I have the ingredients…just olive oil and vinegar!

  • 1/4 cup of vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil


I whisked the two together and grabbed a rag to go at those scratches!


The results…no change and no covering up scratches

The person who posted this fix did not say what kind of wood her cabinet was…what kind of finish or any details. Just wood..scratches…fix.

Have you tried any “fixes” you have found online and it didn’t work?

Guess I will just wait until warmer weather so I can take the table outside and sand it down.

Okay, time to party!!


  1. Thanks Diann and Linda, love joining in Thrifty Things Friday. My project this week was a type of fail too, likley I am going to live with it the way it is.

  2. Thanks so much for the party Diann and have a nice weekend. Too bad about your furniture.

  3. Thank you so much for hosting this week.

  4. I wish I had a fix for you Diann :-( Thank you and Linda for hosting!

  5. Hi Linda--it's always good to hear what works AND what doesn't! I just tried a transfer method that didn't work, but I haven't gotten around to writing about it yet. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting :)

  6. Sorry your fix didn't work :( Thanks for hosting - Dawn

  7. I'm new to this link up, but I'm all about thrift though! I posted our vintage trailer redo! Thanks for hosting!

  8. Thanks for hosting. I have found a product ( only in The Netherlands, unfortunately) that works. When I am there in a couple of weeks I will blog about it. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  9. I have covered a lot of scratches up with Poly Seal in a color to match the piece. It covers the scratches and gives the furniture new life. Try that. Lowes has it. Good Luck

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  11. Thanks Diann and Linda for hosting this great Thrifty Things Friday Party. Get to see so many great ideas.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  12. I'm sorry that "fix" didn't work and yes, I tried one too. Mine involved a damp cloth and an iron on water marks. It didn't work either and sadly, now I have a bit more work to do on it. However I have tried Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil for thirst wood. Have you tried it? It's great - all natural. I had a old piece that I picked up at a barn sale and it gave the wood new life. I'll post pictures soon. Thanks for hosting this party, I'm a new "linker"!

  13. Diann, there was a gal who did a blog, I think it was called Pinteresting. She used to do reviews of things she tried for the net, good and bad. I haven't seen her post recently. SOrry that didn't work.
    Thanks for hosting! See you Wed. for the 6th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl?


Thank you for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your ideas. If you ask a question, I will answer it here in a comment back to you. Please check back! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day! Diann :)