I really love my kids, I do, but sometimes they do things that I don’t understand. Sometimes cute, like having conversations only they understand. Others, not so cute. Like coloring on the couch. Or using a nail file to scratch the backs of our dining chairs. Exhibit A:
Seriously, what the heck?! Of course I was irritated, but I remembered a trick I’d heard, but never tried. Use a raw walnut to cover the scratches. Luckily, I had a bag of trail mix with a few walnuts left, so I used those. Here’s the same chair after rubbing the nut over the scratches on the right:
And after covering all offending scratches:
Sure, the scratches are still kind of visible, but not from across the room.
The walnut colors the scratches nicely, but obviously can’t fill in the gouges. I’m just happy for a cheap, quick fix.
Have you tried the walnut trick? Care to share the strangest damage your child(ren) has/have done? Do you have other quick tips for fixing furniture?
If you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a room full of trim to paint. Weehee!