Don't you love it when you think a project will just take a couple of minutes and it quickly becomes a giant time suck?
That's how the handles went. I read online about using household supplies to clean brass naturally.
First you make sure you have real brass by trying to stick a magnet to it - brass is not magnetic. Then you mix 1/2 cup each of salt, vinegar, and flour. Make a paste. Spread it on the brass and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then buff off.
This must work, because I found it a million places online. But it didn't work for me. Total fail. In fact, I think the brass might have actually looked dirtier when I was done.
So then I went for the chemicals. I can't give you any information about this stuff because it seems to have magically appeared in our house. I never bought it; the boyfriend never heard of it... Mystery. But it works great. Just make sure not to disregard the whole "well-ventilated area" instruction. I may have decided that the middle of my house was well ventilated enough and accidentally gotten a little high by the fourth handle. At least that's how I explained it to the boyfriend, who was wondering why I was getting ecstatically excited over cleaning.
|Top have been buffed - bottom before.|
Oh, and I wanted to share a good CVS score (courtesy of HiptoSave.com). This week they have a deal on Revlon nail polish that you get $4 ECB (Extra Care Bucks) when you buy one. A lot of people have $1 off coupons, so that makes for practically free nail polish.
I didn't have the coupon, though. So I bought one of the "scented" nail polishes (Coconut Crush) - it rang up for $3.99. Check it at the scanner, though - not all of the scented polishes are $3.99. So I paid out of pocket for the nail polish, then turned around and got a free milk and 2 liter of coke with the $4 ECB. I plan on going back later and doing a rolling purchase because there is a limit of 6 on the nail polishes. If you just want to buy nail polish, that means you can score 6 nail polishes for $4 and still get $4 back at the end to spend on something else (has to be separate purchases).