Monday, August 28, 2017

Cleaning furniture with household items found under the sink

This is an old chest from the Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic line from Target. It's still cute & in great shape but had crusty old tape residue on the front faces of the drawers that needed to be removed.

As one can see it had a lot of sticky residue on the wood veneer and it was going to need a cleaning agent that could dissolve the remains of the tape without damaging the wood.

I started first with the top drawer and the cleaning results were dramatic compared to the bottom drawers that had not been addressed.
What I used were simple items that can be found in any home and I used items specifically that are found under the kitchen sink to remove the tape residue from the chest. For this project I utilized dish soap and vinegar.

Then I mixed together about a half cup of vinegar and a tablespoon of dish soap.

This simple solution was powerful enough with just a little bit of pressure from my finger tips applied to a cleaning cloth that had been saturated in the dish soap/vinegar to gently rub off the tape without damaging any of the surface of the chest. This is the results below.