Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Shiny and Clean!

I'm a sucker for a quick fix. Craft. Dinner. DIY. If its the latest quick solution, I'll try it. I'll also try the latest products at the grocery store and Target. The demo ladies know me. Seriously. They do.

So, needless to say when Pintest entered my life - whenever that was - I started trying all kinds of things.

- T-Shirt Rugs
- Birthday Sign
- Holiday Crafts
- Killing Weeds with Dawn solution - worked!
- Baking Soda to clean the shower - also worked
- Rubbing Alcohol to put a compact back together - didn't work

My latest attempt? A quick fix to clean silver.

It was truly nasty, so I started by lining the kitchen sink with aluminum foil, added 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of salt. Then started boiling water on the stove. Took a picture while I was waiting for the water. 

When the water was roaring I poured it into the sink. 

Within a few minutes a minor miracle (or basic science something that my dad could explain) occurred. 

Little Man woke up from his nap, so I flipped the silver over and let it sit longer than the recommended 30 minutes, but when I returned it was lookin' nice and shiny.

I quickly drained the sink and set the silver aside.

Later after the kids were in bed I rinsed it off and dried it with a towel to remove water spots. 

Fanciness. I'm ready for some kinda party. Who wants to come over and drink wine eat ice cream have veggies and dip. Hey. Veggies go with this tray. I'll still have wine for you.

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