Thrift Store Brass Tray…

I’m popping in today with a quick brag…umm, I mean post about another great thrift store find.  Now, don’t be jealous…I found a hammered brass tray for 10 cents!  This tray is real brass and has some weight to it.  There was definitely a bit of tarnish and pitting, but I figured for 10 cents it was worth the purchase.

This pretty Hammered brass tray was a 10 cent thrift store find.  It was brought back to life with just a little brass cleaner.Here you can see the pitting spots and tarnish.

This pretty Hammered brass tray was a 10 cent thrift store find.  It was brought back to life with just a little brass cleaner.I had a bottle of Brasso brass cleaner on hand.  I didn’t wear gloves with this product but you do need to be careful to not get into your eyes or on your clothing.  It kind of smells like hair perm solution – gross :)

This pretty Hammered brass tray was a 10 cent thrift store find.  It was brought back to life with just a little brass cleaner.I used a paper towel and rubbed the Brasso all over the brass in a circular motion.

This pretty Hammered brass tray was a 10 cent thrift store find.  It was brought back to life with just a little brass cleaner.As you wipe, your paper towel will become darker and darker as you are pulling off the tarnish and dirt.

This pretty Hammered brass tray was a 10 cent thrift store find.  It was brought back to life with just a little brass cleaner.And then look at how bright and shiny the tray is now…I love it.

This pretty Hammered brass tray was a 10 cent thrift store find.  It was brought back to life with just a little brass cleaner.I’m not sure yet where or how I will use this tray. I may use it as a jewelry caddy in my bedroom or I may use it to display some Christmas decor.

This pretty Hammered brass tray was a 10 cent thrift store find.  It was brought back to life with just a little brass cleaner.I’m so glad I found this thrifty treasure.  I will now be on the lookout for more brass trays like this.  Let me know if you find any :)