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How to Remove Faded Design From a Vintage Pyrex Bowl
It’s hard to believe that just a couple of days ago I was basking in Florida sunshine. Not to mention the salt sea air, swaying palm trees and delicious umbrella drinks. While I was away our local weather was all about tornado warnings, a tiny bit of snow and freezing temps. Everyone is okay in our area, but Honey Bee and I did feel a tad guilty about being on a beach getaway! We got over the guilt very quickly! LOL Even though I was on vacation, my mind was abuzz with creative ideas and things I wanted to do when I returned home. Like how to remove faded design from a vintage Pyrex bowl.
Yes, I know this seems crazy and random. But right before I left home I went to a local antique shop and found a vintage Pyrex bowl for just $1.00. The problem is, it looked like this.
When it should have looked like this!
Take a chance
Being that this was just $1.00, I took a chance that I could remove the faded design from the vintage Pyrex bowl.
This is truly a great bowl that I can use over and over again in my kitchen. It was definitely worth the risk and it gave me a chance to try doing something I’ve never done before.
In this particular case, the design was very damaged. Therefore, there wasn’t a lot of old design to remove.
Here are all of the details with the steps I took:
- Vintage Pyrex bowl with faded design
- Fingernail polish remover
- Cotton balls
- Raw sugar or mild abrasive cleaner
- Liquid Barkeeper's Friend
- Sponge with a scrubbing pad
- Hot Water and soap for cleaning
- Determine that vintage Pyrex bowl design is irreparably damaged.
- Use fingernail polish remover and cotton balls to begin removing design. Some or most of the design will come off this way.
- Next, use some raw sugar or mild abrasive with a tiny bit of water. Begin rubbing this on the design - like an exfoliant. You can really press hard here.
- Rinse the sugar off with warm water and dry well.
- Add Barkeeper's Friend over the design. Using the scrubbing pad side of a sponge, run very hard to remove final part of design.
- Wash and dry Pyrex bowl.
- Admire your handiwork!
*This method worked very well for our bowl, but please keep in mind that the design was very damaged *
The bowl looks like it was always plain, bright white! I couldn’t be any happier with my $1.00 purchase! I’m not saying that you will have the exact same result as I did, but it’s definitely worth a try if you have a damaged bowl like mine.
What do you think?