I love silver platters! There is just so much you can do with them to decorate a space and I just overall love the look of them. So when I spotted this awesome silver platter by F.B. Rogers at Goodwill for $7, I knew I had to scoop it up. What a deal! I knew it just needed a little TLC, but I wasn’t exactly sure how I was going to bring it back to its former glory. With my recent obsession with baking soda I figured this could do just the trick to clean the tarnished silver (if you missed last week’s post about how I cleaned my stove, click here.)
I made my own paste essentially, that consisted of baking soda and water. I used about 1/2 a cup of baking soda and 2 tbsp of water. You don’t want it too liquidy, but you also don’t want it too thick. I poured this mixture onto the platter and then let it sit for about 10 minutes. Please note that baking soda could scratch your silver, so be gentle when cleaning
I then took a damp wash cloth and started rubbing the platter to polish it up. Afterwards I rinsed it to make sure I got the paste off. I was so thrilled with how it turned out and it was so easy to do!
You just never know what kind of treasures you can find and what a little TLC can do
XO – Jenn