Welcome to Tarnation!

I hope that you enjoy getting Lost in Tarnation with me and joining me as I renovate, paint, parent, cook and more. I love to hear all of your comments. Don't forget to Follow me to keep up to date on all of the projects happening here in Tarnation.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Tarnish be gone...

I bought the most amazing candelabra from a thrift store the other day for $2.99.. I knew that there was silver somewhere under the black tarnish but man was it hard to see.

Of course I was so excited to get started on it that I didn't think to get a picture beforehand. I just went ahead and grabbed that bottle of sterling silver beautifier and started working. But after about 15 minutes, I had a teeny little spot uncovered.

This was not going to work.

So I turned to my trusty google and came up with a promising answer...

It involved tin foil, baking soda, water and a big pot.

I put the tin foil down, on the bottom of the pot, covered the candelabra with water and then slowly added the baking soda.

The secret is 1 cup of baking soda per every gallon of water used.

Here is where the light bulb clicked and I realized that I should be taking pictures...

Here is after about 20 minutes in the pot. I didn't have a full cup of baking soda so I'm sure that it would have been faster and better if I had. I've read that you want to add it really slow so that it doesn't spill over.


As you can see, when I pulled it out, there was a thin film over it so I grabbed that trusty silver beautifier and buffed my little heart out... After a couple of minutes, here was my end result:

Silver Candelabra

Thrift Store - $2.99


It's now got some beautiful red candle's in it and it's adding some glam to my dining room and I'll be on the look out for some more beautiful silver pieces to boil up. I've been scooping up crystal and silver and I'm excited that now I can stop using elbow grease to banish tarnish.

And I've heard from Missives from Suburbia that 3M makes anti-tarnish strips that sit under the piece to keep it from becoming tarnished which I'll be picking up when I get some more baking soda.


Anonymous said...

We're a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your site offered us with valuable information to work on. You have done a formidable job and our whole community will be thankful to you.

Here is my blog: Continued

Anonymous said...

My partner and I stumbled over here by a different page and thought I might as
well check things out. I like what I see so i am just following
you. Look forward to looking at your web page again.

Take a look at my weblog :: Air Max Sale

Anonymous said...

Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo
News? I've been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thanks

Here is my blog post: Wholesale Jerseys

Anonymous said...

If you want to improve your knowledge simply keep visiting this web page
and be updated with the latest news update posted here.

Also visit my web blog :: Louis Vuitton Outlet

Anonymous said...

I think this is one of the most vital info for me. And i am glad reading your article.
But should remark on few general things, The site
style is ideal, the articles is really excellent : D. Good job,

My web blog - Nike Blazers High []

Anonymous said...

Howdy terrific website! Does running a blog similar to this require a lot of work?
I've absolutely no knowledge of coding however I had been hoping to start my own blog in the near future. Anyways, should you have any suggestions or tips for new blog owners please share. I understand this is off subject nevertheless I simply had to ask. Cheers!

Check out my homepage ... Sac A Main Louis Vuitton

Anonymous said...

My brother suggested I might like this blog. He was totally right.

This post actually made my day. You can not imagine just
how much time I had spent for this information!

Feel free to visit my website ... Michael Kors

Anonymous said...

Hurrah, that's what I was seeking for, what a information! existing here at this weblog, thanks admin of this site.

My blog post ... Air Max Pas Cher

Related Posts with Thumbnails