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