Ok I obviously was not planning on writing this particular post. Sometimes life just gets in the way. Anyway, last night I washed a pair of ceramic gourds that I had forgot to pack away with the rest of the fall stuff. I thought they were completely dry and placed them on the dining room table. I got distracted making dinner and then started catching up on all of the “Game of Thrones” episodes I missed. In the morning I picked the gourds up off the table and then saw this.
I wanted to cry. I have dealt with little water rings here and there but this looked just insane. I remembered awhile back my Mom had told me about the “Mayonnaise Trick.”
Basically you slather some mayo on top of the water mark and rub it in the wood a bit. Let it sit for at least 4 hours (best is over night) and then wipe the mayonnaise off and the marks should be gone. It’s totally gross but the reason it works has something to do with how the fat from the mayo absorbs into the wood and makes the marks magically disappear. Gag. The first time I wiped the mayo off some of the water marks were still peeking through. Remember though, mine were the king of all water marks. One time should do it for the average ones. I repeated the process and the remaining marks completely disappeared.
Man was I relieved! We purchased our dining room table from Domain Furniture about 20 years ago. It was our first big purchase as a married couple. Domain was a high end furniture chain that specialized in English and French Country inspired pieces. I believe they were primarily in the east coast. Due to the horrible housing market, sales began to suffer. In 2008 all of the 27 Domain Stores closed down for good. Does anyone else remember Domain and miss it like I do?
Our dining room table is one of the few pieces that we still own from way back in the day. My decorating style was quite different back then but the table has remained timeless.
I will show you the table in all of her glory when I get around to refreshing the dining room up a bit. It has temporarily become a dumping ground for all of my crafty art supply stuff. I’ll just add it to my ever growing list of projects that I want to tackle. I hope you guys never have to deal with annoying water marks on your wood furniture, but if you do, now you’re armed and ready. Just grab your jar of mayo and get to work.