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How to Clean Thrifted Brass Candlesticks

How to Clean Thrifted Brass Candlesticks

We are back with another month of thrifting goodness 🙂 So thankful I found this group of ladies that LOVES thrifting as much as I do! This month is a little tutorial on how to clean thrifted brass candlesticks.

 

The truth is – I have started to collect brass candlesticks from thirft stores for my tablescape collection. So I wanted to share with you how to clean your goodies that you grab! Why am I thrifting brass candlesticks? Look at this pic below from Lovelyfest …..this is WHY!

How gorgeous is this tablescape? I just think “antique” brass candlesticks are timeless and even if they “go out of style” you just need to hold onto them for a few years…because they ALWAYS come back! I remember my mom having them all around our house growing up. I wish I would have made her save them – but then I wouldn’t be thrifting would I? 🙂

 

How to Clean Thrifted Brass Candlesticks

 

As much as I love thrifting – I love cleaning my thrifted items just as much! That would be my OCD/Clean freak side! So here is step-by-step tutorial for cleaning thrifted brass candlesticks…or anything brass.

 

How to Clean Thrifted Brass Candlesticks

 

First unscrew any items that can come apart (if necessary)  then soak all brass pieces in a sink or bowl full of warm soapy water for about 10 minutes. I make the water as hot as I can handle and I like to use Dawn dish soap.

 

 

How to Clean Thrifted Brass Candlesticks

 

 

How to Clean Thrifted Brass Candlesticks

 

After I take out the brass pieces I wipe them down with a dry paper towel so they are completely dry. I then take an old rag/towel and grab by Ketchup…yep you read that correct – KETCHUP! I squirt a little bit at a time on my rag and in a circular motion wipe down the candlesticks.

 

How to Clean Thrifted Brass Candlesticks

 

 

How to Clean Thrifted Brass Candlesticks

 

After I wipe them down I run them under as hot as my hands can handle water and then let them air dry!

 

How to Clean Thrifted Brass Candlesticks

 

How to Clean Thrifted Brass Candlesticks

 

This process obviously doesn’t make them look brand new – if you are looking for that you need to buy brand new 🙂 but it gets all the years of gunk off and brings them back to life! I cannot wait to thrift a few more and show you where I use them!

 

I hope you enjoyed this months thrifted- finds blog hop. And please don’t forget to check out all the other ladies AMAZING thrifted finds!

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