You might remember that this summer, I scored a Copco Michael Lax designed Kettle for $5 at a church sale.
The kettle was in great shape on the interior, which was unusual because these pieces are often chipped and rusted. However, the teak knob on the lid and teak handle were faded and in rough shape.
The photo above shows the "before" shot.
The wood was very tired-looking and faded.
Using the methods outlined in my Tutorial on Refinishing Wood with Mineral Oil, I rubbed some food grade heavy mineral oil on the handle with a rag. The oil slowly soaked into the wood and I could see an immediate change.
I probably should have sanded the knob down to remove the dark spots, but the richer toned wood certainly helped improve the appearance.
Take a look at the new and improved finished product! Remember from the tutorial that a good cheap tip is to buy mineral oil from your drugstore rather than from a cookware shop where it can cost several times more... You'll get the same great results!
Linking up to Colorado Lady's Vintage Thingie Thursday!