I joke a lot that I have a boyfriend named Mr. Google. I am forever going to him for advise and he rarely lets me down.
The same applied when I went to make some curtains from Ikea. The curtains come in lengths of like 20 feet (I'm exaggerating of course) but they provide you with fusable webbing to hem the bottoms.
Before I started using the iron for the curtains I put two layers of towels down to protect my wooded dining room table from the heat. My guess is they weren't thick enough as my table got whit emarks all underneath.
Considering this was a table from I'm guessing the 80's that's a total hand me down, I thought it was beyond saving. I didn't try to fix it for months.
Knowing me though, all it took was company coming over for dinner to make me freak about it. So...I consulted Mr. Google.
He gave me all sorts of answers at first....
Mix 50/50 paste toothpaste and baking soda, rub into mark.Nope Rub in a paste of salt and olive oil. Sit for an hour. Wipe off.Nope Mix 50/50 vinegar and olive oil and rub into mark.Nope Rub paste toothpaste onto mark. Wipe off.*sigh* Nope
Maybe I wasn't asking my boyfriend the right thing because he hasn't let me down like this before. So...I asked again.
He came up with another answer that scared me a little bit as I don't know what type of finish I have but I figured my table was already ruined so what's the harm.
I took my iron set on high (with steam) on top of a white cotton towel and slowly iron over the marks. I found I had to let the iron steam through the towel for about a minute or so before it worked it's magic.
It took me maybe ten minutes to get these results from the iron. Who would have thought? I just took some furniture oil to soak replace the moisture lost from the heat and it looks as good as new (well, as new as it was when we got it).
What are your thoughts? Was there something on Google you were skeptical about but tried? What were your results?