Now that we’ve moved and I’m no longer hogging the dining area with my office, we have room for my grandparents’ mid-century dining table and chairs. The set has been hanging out at my mom’s house for several years, so when I drove to Tulsa to pick it up this weekend, I was bummed to discover I was in for a refinishing project.

The tabletop had several rings and scratched areas…typical wear and tear for a piece of its age. I just hadn’t really thought about the possibility of work.

I knew if I set up the table in the dining room, I would never get around to refinishing it, so I headed to McCoy’s this morning to get all the supplies.

Dreaded it.

Then I noticed this stuff:

No sanding? No refinishing? Just wipe this stuff on and done? Although it seemed too good to be true, I decided to give it a try…and it worked like a charm! Check it out:



All I did was apply it with some super fine steel wool, then wiped it off with a rag. The tabletop came out so great I went ahead and did all the table legs and the chairs. The whole set looks amazing…my grandma would be so proud. I am psyched.

Whether you call it laziness or “effective time management,” I highly recommend this stuff if you have similarly damaged goods.