Style North is a great place for anyone with great taste and limited means. They strive to be your go-to source for terrific deals and fabulous finds, connecting Canadian readers with decorating resources. Even if you aren't Canadian, there are still great makeovers and transformations to be had without a sign of milk in a bag or Mounties anywhere.
How can you tell if a piece is plated? If it’s vintage (brass plate was popular in the 1970s so the era will be a clue) the plate will likely be worn or pocked revealing some “silver” underneath. If the item is newer it will have a shiny “gold” color—solid brass is typically heavier and burnished with some degree of patina.
We tracked down the Blue Magic Metal Polish Cream on Amazon, although now that we know what to look for, we're betting we can find it somewhere locally instead. Check the automotive sections of your big box stores or head out to an auto parts store and we're sure you'll have some luck!
Thanks Style North for the terrific transformations and great inexpensive tips to making our thrifting finds fabulous!
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