See the worn areas that show the raw wood and stick out like sore thumbs? This is where the island stools slide in and out daily. I came up with a plan and ran with it.
Hardwood Wearing? Here is My Hack!!
We installed engineered hardwood in a dark hand scraped hickory in our new home 10 years ago. Over the years the finish on it has worn in high traffic areas. This drives me crazy but I was not about to have the entire main floor refinished, I had to find an easier solution.
It involved a light brown stain pen and two sharpie markers; one black one brown. Layering the colors of these 3 pens coloring them on the exposed wood areas then wiping and buffing with a paper towel gave me the look I desired. It is not perfect but it sure made HUGE difference. Click here if you want to see a video of me doing this.
This is another area where the stool was wearing thru with a closer view.
And here it is after my hardwood repair hack. It works for me for now. Eventually I will have to get the hardwood refinished but I hope that is many years away.
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