If you have some furniture with dings or scuffs you'd like to disguise on the cheap, coffee grounds are a cheap and easy way to touch up the imperfections.
If you like your repair tools to be non-toxic, extremely cheap and easy to apply, it's tough to beat coffee grounds for touching up dings and scuffs in wood furniture. At the green living website 365 Ways to Go Green they highlight the power of coffee grounds to darken light coloured scratches in wood:
Coffee grinds are a great non-toxic item that you can use to touch up your wood furniture. You just have to put some on the end of a q-tip and lightly dab the affected area.
We'd advise you to apply it lightly at first and let it sit for a few hours to see how it looks when it's dry. We've used the coffee trick before and been a little too liberal in our application of the grounds — in the end a slightly darker scuff is way better than a really light and obvious scuff, but still!
Have a tip for repairing things on the cheap around the house? Let's hear about it in the comments.