Friday, April 20, 2012

Love Your Furniture

 Many years ago when we purchased furniture for our Master Bedroom and Dining Room, Guardsman Furniture Care products were recommended by the stores where we purchased our furniture.
I've used Guardsman wood polish cream quite often since then and my wood furniture still looks great!

So, when Guardsmen contacted me to to help them spread the word and help them launch the “Stop Cleaning, Start Caring” campaign, I agreed wholeheartedly. They also wanted me to tell you about their sweepstakes...but, more on that later...

Guardsman sent me out a few products to try and to review for you. These are my opinions and they did not influence me in any way and I was not paid by them, other than the products they sent me.

The products I really wanted to try were the Filler Sticks and Touch-Up Markers.

Here are a couple of reasons why:

I remember seeing these scratches on the top of our Dining Room Buffet after hearing two of our cats  chasing each other around the house, and yes, on the good furniture.

Following the directions on the back of the package, I  used the darkest filler stick and rubbed it into the scratches.

Then, I used a microfiber cloth to remove the extra material. Next, I used the dark marker on the smaller mark to the left of the scratches.

It blended in perfectly. I then used the marker on the newly filled in scratches.

Much better!

The other product wanted to try was the Fabric Protector.

I had the PERFECT thing to try it on. Remember our Front Porch Makeover? The iron bench is the favorite evening napping spot for my cat Buddy, so the cushion definitely needed protecting.

After a few light coats of Guardsman Fabric Protector and
...water is repelled.

 Now my new cushion is protected against spills and stains....Wish it repelled cat fur!

 Now for the sweepstakes...

To celebrate Guardsman's Stop Cleaning and Start Caring (for your furniture) promotion, Guardsman is offering everyone the chance to win a personal design session at home, complete with $1,500 room re-accessorizing and shopping experience with TV Design Star Tracy Hutson (Extreme Home Makeover).
How cool would that be?

To win, log onto  and share a story about your favorite piece of furniture and make a promise to care for it the same way you care for other things you love.
That's it. Good luck!



  1. Oh I love Guardsman also and have used it for years too. They really are fantastic. YOur fix on the buffet looks fabulous. Great job. Hugs, Marty

  2. How awesome! I have several treasured pieces that I know could use some touching up so I would definitely use their products. And I'm off to enter that giveaway! Thanks so much for letting us know about it Pam! :-)

  3. I have looked for this product to buy in the hardware stores before so glad to know a good brand to order from! Love your inspiration and projects! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award! Please check it out on my blog.

  4. I need to follow your directions for taking out scratches. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment.

  5. I'm going to look for those filler sticks, I have a small nick in my great room console that bugs me every time I look at it.


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