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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Laura

How to Shine Up Brass and Silver

If you're a thrifter like me then this post is for you! I am constantly bringing home the most beautiful brass and silver pieces, but they are obviously a little worse for wear...

how to shine up brass and silver

I lived with my brass and silver looking like this for a LONG time...I just honestly didn't even think about it...and sometimes the aged patina isn't so bad! But the first time I shined up a piece of my brass with Bar Keeper's Friend I was like WOAH! It makes such a huge difference!

I just used a dime sized dallop on a wash rag and wiped it over the surface.

how to shine up brass and silver

It takes a few minutes of wiping and I added more Bar Keeper's Friend as needed. But it doesn't take long before it starts to look like this!

how to shine up brass and silver

It took me about fifteen minutes to shine up all the pieces.

how to shine up brass and silver

A reminder of what they looked like before...

how to shine up brass and silver

I love this little trick and have seen some incredible transformations with this on hardware as well! It can make old knobs and drawer handles look brand new on vintage furniture pieces, door handles and knobs, the possibilities are endless! This isn't sponsored- haha I just love a good transformation! I took several of these pieces to do a mini-styling update on our built-in shelves in the living room!

If you use this trick to shine up your silver or brass I would love to see it- be sure to tag me on Instagram or Facebook!


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Hi, I'm Jennifer Laura- you can call me Jenn. My husband and I just bought a house in our dream neighborhood and we are so excited to be here! The house, while already beautiful, NEEDS A LOT OF LOVE and STYLE. Join me, a past interior designer and wedding planner, as I work to make over each room and share the process along the way. 

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