Bold as Brass

I found a dirty plastic bag containing 6 brass drawer pulls.

6 genuine heavyweight brass drawer pulls

They were pretty nasty — filthy dirty.

They were scummy inside and outside.

I soaked them in some granular dishwasher detergent dissolved in hot water which became discolored immediately.  Then I got out the Brasso and an old toothbrush and gave them a scrub.

Drawer pulls are clean but still have appearance of age and usage.

Now I need four more drawer pulls that go with these.

I carry one around just in case I see something that goes with it.

They’ll get their patina back over time minus the dirt.

Are you mellow?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

2 thoughts on “Bold as Brass”

    1. I’d like to try that. We’re thinking of getting some stainless countertops, sounds like a good product for those also. Jo

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