Taking care of furniture with a great find from Japan Home

I’ve had my home office table for almost twenty years now. It’s one of the first few pieces I bought when I decided to live on my own. It was a bit pricey then but the investment was worth it. I can’t even begin to tell you how many scripts were written on this desk!

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I take care of this table by using furniture polish at least once a week. That used to be enough. But recently, my  frisky cat Ginger has started the habit of jumping on the table whenever I’m working. I don’t really mind the company. But look at my poor table!

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To hide the marks, I apply (read: massage)  dark brown furniture wax on the scratches then finish off with Old English furniture polish.

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I’ve also decided to put furniture felt protectors on one of my wooden storage drawers to prevent further scratching. Unfortunately the ‘feet’ of the drawers are oddly-shaped.

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Good thing I found this cut-it-yourself  felt protector pads in Japan Home Centre (which I absolutely love, by the way). This pack of 3 sheets was on sale for 66 bucks!

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I love the printed grid on the sticker side of the sheets as it made it easier to mark the size of the felt pad I needed.

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Once cut, just remove the sticker paper and attach the sticky side to the part you want to cover. And voila!

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You can trim off the excess pad if you can’t stand seeing it. I did! 🙂

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Now I wonder if they make pads for cat paws. 😉

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How about you? Do you have any tips on how to take care of  wooden furniture? Let me know on the comments section below.

 

Food for Thought:

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy.

-Albert Einstein

 

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