Unfortunately, it was looking a little sad...
I was watching a movie and decided to try and clean it up. I didn't have a specialised product lying around, and I've decided to try and use natural cleaners as much as I can. Thinking about home remedies I googled how to clean tarnished brass. I found one technique using vinegar, salt and hot water.
Look at the result!
Want to know the technique?
- Add a half cup of white vinegar and a tablespoon of table salt to a sink or basin (deep enough to cover the item).
- Fill with hot tap water and let it soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Add some dishwashing detergent to a sponge and gently scrub with a circular motion.
- You can use a toothbrush to get into the small cracks, but you will need something with stiff bristles!
Now, I have a pretty tray for my coffee table...
Which I can have fun styling...
What do you think? Have any pretty brass pieces you need to re-discover? I'm already eyeing off some old brass candlesticks I have at the back of the cupboard!
I'm linking up with Everything Under the Moon's 'Bedazzle Me Monday'! Make sure you check out some of the amazing projects over there (much more exciting than my little tray clean up)! :)