On one of our various moves, my brother-in-law Rusty scratched the headboard of our bed. Big time. You can see it here.
Fortunately, until recently we had been using a box spring on our bed, which pushed the mattress up and concealed the scratch from view. Now, however, in preparation for our new memory foam mattress that will be arriving any day now, we have ditched the box spring (it’s gone into my office to make it into a guest room) and are using slats. This makes the mattress wayyyy lower on the bed, and now, If I haven’t plumped the pillows up, you can see the scratch.
I’m not sure exactly what the finish is on our bed. It’s something that’s not quite a veneer, not quite just paint. Either way, I came up with an easy solution. It turns out that Crayola’s black coloured pencil is the exact colour of our bed. How convenient.
So I just coloured in the scratch. It was that simple. I mean the scratch is still there, because it’s pretty deep and shows up quite strongly in relief, but it’s a bit less obvious. I also took the pencil around the bed and coloured in all the chips and nicks from the past seven years. It worked beautifully.
If you have wood finish, why not try it with some brown coloured pencils? I have heard as well that rubbing a walnut over wood scratches helps to hide them. Try it!