For the past 2 or 3 years I’ve kept an eye out for the perfect Jenny Lind bed for our guest bedroom. Last week craigslist finally came through for me! What’s your favorite craigslist/flea market/ebay find? My new-to-me bed is definitely one of my top five favorites.
The bed needed a good polishing, but furniture polish isn’t something I keep on hand. I searched the internet and found a bunch of furniture polish recipes. I combined several to make my own blend, and it’s surprisingly similar to salad dressing…
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (use white vinegar for light wood)
2 tablespoons jojoba oil (you could substitute olive oil, but jojoba doesn’t turn rancid)
3–5 drops of lavender essential oil
Combine the ingredients in a jar and shake well to blend. Dip the corner of a rag in the polish and rub it into the wood. Test a small section of the wood before polishing the whole piece of furniture, just to make sure it doesn’t stain. After you’ve applied the polish, rub everything down with a clean dry rag to remove any excess.