If you have read my last two posts, you know that I found some interesting vintage items at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, most of them needed a little tender loving care. It’s always nice to find pristine items for my booth, but if the truth be told, usually items need a little pampering before they are ready to be sold. Sometimes that pampering is as simple as a good soap-and-water bath…..most of the time it takes a little more effort.
I still haven’t decided what to do with the old rusty first aid kit, but I thought you might like to see the TLC I gave to some of the other items I bought at that estate sale.....
After a good soaking in Vintage Textile Soak, they are ready for display.
I sell Vintage Textile Soak in my booth because I am so impressed with the job it does AND it’s easy on the hands.
The pretty Universal ball pitcher had a little roughness on the lip which allowed a nasty color to penetrate the china.
I just soaked the tip for a few hours in some 40% peroxide (you can find it at a beauty supply store, like Sally’s).
Here’s what it looks like now. Yes, the roughness is still there, but not the stain.
This interesting tole-painted metal box was
a little very dirty.
Using a light hand, I cleaned it with Barkeepers Friend, followed that with a coat of paste wax, and now it’s booth-worthy.
Finally, I added some character to a vintage loaf pan and an old card file with burlap and stenciling.
I’m linking to the following parties:
What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove