Brass hardware is making a big comeback. If you have a piece with less than blingy brass, here's a primer on how to polish it to perfection or fake it to fabulous.
Kate from Centsational Girl is one of our favorite people for how-to tips around the home. She has a thing for brass details, and wanted to restore the hardware from a dresser and a campaign desk. Kate provides a comparison of commercial polish, homemade polish, and faux patinas for brass and brass plated hardware. She also reveals how to tell real brass from lesser brass plate:
But first, before you polish, you should know whether your hardware is real brass or brass plate. Here's the simple way to tell the difference. Take a household magnet and see if it will stick to the piece, if it won't that means the hardware is real brass, like these campaign pulls.
It's a great how-to post that we'll definitely be bookmarking for future thrifted finds!
For full details and step-by-step photos, visit Centsational Girl.
MORE BRASS ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
• Accents of Gold and Brass
• Gold and Brass Fixtures and Faucets: Promising or Passe?
• How To Age Brass
(Images: Centsational Girl)