My husband’s mother – my dear, sweet mother-in-law passed away 13 years ago at the age of 53. It doesn’t seem fair that someone I love so much, and was so young, was taken away from us and our children. My husband and I take great comfort in knowing that a few of her beautiful pieces of furniture are here safely in our home – and we are reminded of her every time we walk past something that was hers. Our very favorite is this beautiful sofa table:
She had impeccable taste in furniture, only purchasing the best of the best. She took great care of her furniture, and we want to continue the tradition, as we have for so many years. I want to make sure we use a product that will not only keep the gorgeous wood sofa table clean, but that we also use a product that will preserve it. We plan on passing this table down to our children someday, and we want it to remain in the condition that it was the day we received it.
Guardsman seems to understand how precious and sentimental furniture pieces can be. They have started the “Stop Cleaning. Start Caring” campaign with design star Tracy Hutston, which is full of helpful information and ideas for keeping your wood furniture in tip-top shape, with a cleaning routine (just like your own beauty routine!).
I was excited to polish my mother-in-law’s table as soon as I received the Guardsman Revitalizing Wood Polish. As I sprayed the polish on the table, the first thing I noticed (which actually kind of surprised me) was that it didn’t leave a glossy shine. As I continued to clean, I realized how natural looking the table was. The wood is gorgeous, and the polish really brought out it’s natural beauty. Every polish I have used previously left furniture really shiny, which is okay, but I’d prefer the natural look (as long as I know the table is protected!). My curiosity got the better of me, I found that Guardsman polish does not contain silicone (which is what usually gives the artificial shine).
What I discovered when I finished polishing the whole table, is that it looked more beautiful than it has in years. It has a few tiny scratches (thanks to cats and kids), but overall the table is in very good shape. I am absolutely thrilled with the results of the Guardsman Revitalizing Wood Polish. I think my mother-in-law would be touched and proud. She would be touched that we have kept her table with us for all these years, and proud that we love it (and her) enough to take the best care of it that we can, to ensure that it will stay in the family for years to come.
Make sure you share your favorite furniture story on Guardsman.com! Tracy Hutson will select one lucky winner to receive a personal design session in their home. This includes a $1500 room re-accessorizing and shopping experience, plus a suite of Guardsman products! How fantastic it would be to win this! You can enter on the Guardsman Style Gallery page.
*I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf Guardsman Furniture Care and received a Guardsman product and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.