Thursday, June 16, 2011
I Happened Across This Set Of Danish Salad Servers Just Days After Being Wowed By A Set Over On Secondhand Hanna's Blog. Status: Rescued
Rescued is right. See how dry the wood looks in that pic above? This poor set had been through the dish washer a couple too many times. Dr. Modtomic prescribes love...and much need cleanup.
Just what the Dr. ordered! The Goof Off was needed to get the marker / price (and just about
anything and everything else) off the metal. The Murphy Oil Soap is mixed with water and used
to clean the handles up. I let them dry thoroughly and then hit them with the Howard Feed N
Wax. Boy did they need it too!
Above you can see how dry the wood is. Also you can see the price put on with a Sharpy.
Thank God they didn't put the price on the wood! I might have had to stain the handle an
ebony to cover it! Truth is...I probably wouldn't have even bought them if that was the case.
You can't save everything! Right?
So here's the little "before and after" in action. Those were some thirsty handles. After I
cleaned them and let them dry I "slathered" them with the Feed N Wax. I let them sit like
that...almost dripping with the stuff for a little while. When I came back to wipe them down they
were no longer "slathered" but now just sporting a thin film of moisture. They really soaked it
up. I may give them another "slathering" just be sure that they've gotten all they need.
There, all better. Another successful operation. Only slight regret? Maybe I shoulda stained
them a little darker? Eh, they look pretty good as is. I'm happy!