I don’t know about you, but I love when I get a good deal…especially when it’s free! On a recent walk in my neighborhood I came across these wooden balusters that were being thrown out (I guess it does pay to exercise).
They were pretty dirty, but I saw their potential.
I knew I didn’t want to paint them, but instead just clean them up and keep them looking shabby chic.
First thing I did was take a dry paper towel and get off any loose dirt.
I then decided that I would use clorox spray to get off more of the dirt. I wasn’t quite sure how this would work, so I tried it on one at first. This way if I somehow ruined it, I would still have another one.
And luckily for me it worked!
First I sprayed the baluster and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
Then I brought it to the kitchen sink and used a wet paper towel to gently wipe off some of the dirt.
I then followed this by rinsing the baluster off.
I decided that these would look great on my mantle as candle holders and would bring some character with the crackling and worn look.
I guess I need to keep my walking up so I can find my next trash to treasure!