Friday, January 14, 2011


I am in the middle of building a bookcase.   While I was building in the basement, I was looking for things for the shelves.   I haven't even painted the cabinet, but it is never too early to stage right?

I found this brass box.   It was practically black.  I checked on-line for natural cleaners then went to town with vinegar and salt.   It really worked.
I wanted to keep some patina, so left the edges tarnished.   Who would have thought ... vinegar, salt and elbow grease!