Ive got various bit of pine furniture, all brought over 20 years, none of it really expensive but each bit was really nice - heres the various overhyped ways they were described scrubbed pine kitchen table, aged pine sideboard, vintage 1930s kitchen dresser and in our new house a handbuilt reclaimed pine kitchen.
Anyway, our new house has open plan kitchen/family/dining room and all the above is now in the same room - and although I dont want it to look exactly the same it all looks a bit crap and jumble sale-y.
Is there a wax or something I could use on the vintagey bits so at least they were the same colour?
I dont really want to paint them - maybe the kitchen table - they're really nice old pine and our previous house where they were in 3 different rooms it was fine.
Now the dresser looks a bit bleached, bare wood, next to the sideboard which looks a bit knotty, next to the table which looks a bit rough and dirty, next to the kitchen units which loook handmade (they are!).
I second briwax, you can get it in different shades, I used on new pine door & frame to match in with original really old pine doors. Sanded then applied with very fine wire wool, buffed it with lint free cloths & waxed, cant tell the difference between the old & new.