An Early Fall Mantel & Coconut Oil Treatment on Vintage Wood

When I wanted to use some vintage wooden kitchen utensils in my fall mantel, so I decided to try a Pinterest idea and put coconut oil on the pieces. It brought out a wonderful wood grain and a matte shine. More photos and details on my blog.
A bouquet of vintage wooden utensils in a crock. All treated with coconut oil.
An early fall, fruit harvest mantel.
The bottom half of this vintage masher has been treated with coconut oil and the top part has not.
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  • Mollee Kauzlarich Mollee Kauzlarich on Aug 02, 2017
    Is this a method that you can use on any wood? I have an antique highchair that has not had any care for over 80 years. I just want to bring back some moisture to the wood but not change the patina. I also would like to be able to use it occasionally but not have grease marks left on the babies clothes .

  • Myrtle Bush Myrtle Bush on Dec 17, 2018

    Can i do this to my dining room table

  • Oem49500002 Oem49500002 on Sep 30, 2021

    Would the coconut oil go rancid?

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  • Roxann Roxann on Mar 20, 2021

    Can I Use the Coconut Oil on a Hardwood Floor to bring the Beauty of the Wood Back to the Floor?

  • Basswife Basswife on Jan 08, 2022

    Just please be careful on products that you’re going to be using for food. There are people who are allergic to coconut who could react from the oil on the tools.