Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week.  A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain.  A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue.  A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain. Log this away for later.

"For all those who tried the 'pennies and vinegar' stain and got crappy results," this woman tells how to really do it.

This is what happens when you microwave a bar of Ivory soap! Then you can tear it up, color it, and mold it into shapes! It's not wet and messy, either! This is awesome!

Pinner says: Where was this 2 weeks ago! Doug spent like 8 hours sanding our dining room table so that I could stain it...Extremely easy how to strip and restrain how-to... I am convinced that stripping is easier than painting now!

Do It Yourself Hard Water Stain Remover! Only TWO Ingredients!!! Photo

How To Fix Scratches on Wood Furniture- 1/2 cup of vinegar with a 1/2 cup of olive oil - rub it on, that's it! IT WORKS.

How to transfer photos onto a cool!

Have you tried chalky paint with ironed vinegar aging technique? I did a tutorial testing and here's the results I found.

How to make new wood look old with baking soda and vinegar!

Bourbon & Boots | Authentic Southern Gifts, Stories, & Style - love this! Wish I was still living in NC. I'd totally get one!

How to use vinegar and steel wool to make different wood stains

How to turn an ordinary piece of scrap wood into an awesome piece of weathered Driftwood - Great Tutorial!

SO FREAKIN AWESOME!!! Soak steel wool in apple cider vinegar, rub down new wood with the soaked steel wool for an instantly aged wood look. Good to know for "vintage" signs.

How to clean stainless steel. For real!

Hometalk :: Staining on top of chalk paint to create that wooden look...

How to Get Pee Stains Out of a Mattress! 3 ingredients, 10 minutes.

Pinstrosity: Penny Stain

Fruit fly trap - I would add apple cider vinegar or wine instead of using the mix.

Trick to avoiding roller marks when painting furniture