Saturday, April 14, 2012

My Husbands Version of Polishing Silver...

What do you do when you order, purchase and receive something
that you thought was going to be perfect
but turns out to be...
WOW!?
Grab some sandpaper and steel wool!

You will probably cringe as you read this :)



I have been hunting high and low for the perfect Silverware set to replace our old plain Tarjay stuff with a few Southern Living pieces thrown in.
Not pretty.
I wanted something ornate but Vintage looking.
 Lo and behold, one morning, there it was,
staring me square in the face.

My every day ritual (before the house awakens) is to have my cup o' coffee
and check the electronic mailbox.

My trusty online shop was featuring Silverware and I met my match!

I was in L*O*V*E!
It was perfect!

Hunny said, "Go for it", so I did.

I waited 3 weeks for it to arrive!
I opened the box and this is what I saw...



GOLD?!
That is not, repeat NOT,  what it looked like in the picture!!
The picture I saw was Silver with Gold antiquing in the nooks and crannies!

OH MY!

I was heartbroken because the beauty of ornate-ness was there,
they just messed up by plating it in GOLD.

I guess it would be perfect if I had Royalty coming
for Tea and Crumpets
BUT I'M NOT!

I put it back in the box and waited till my love came home...
His remark was "What the H#77?"

He leaves the room and comes back, with sandpaper!
Guess what? My dream silverware appeared!

Here's the difference:




Quite the difference and not "new" looking-anymore.

400 grit and steel wool, my heroes.

Now my Silverware is perfect!


So, about those Tea and Crumpets...
Would you settle for Coffee and Cream Cheese and Cherry Toast?

Have a fab weekend!
xo, Amber

Sneak peek of something for The Vintage Marketplace come June!
A Tabletop Writing Desk...







 

7 comments:

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Well thats one smart guy you have! I never would have thought of that. It turned out beautiful!!!Love the sneak peek of the writing desk!
XO

Outofmymind said...

What a sweetie!

kay Ellen said...

Looks really pretty Amber and some handwork on your husbands part! awesome~~~love it!

:))
Kay Ellen

kay Ellen said...

Looks really pretty Amber and some handwork on your husbands part! awesome~~~love it!

:))
Kay Ellen

cestMoi Sandy said...

WOW TOTALLY WOW INDEED! LOVE IT WHEN THOSE HUBBIES SAVE US!

hugs,

Laurie said...

Great idea! You have one smart husband. Who would have thought sand paper and steel wool?!

Elizabeth Ann said...

It looks beautiful! I would have never thought of using sandpaper and steel wool. I have to try it on some the REALLY tarnished silverplate I have.

Joyfully,
Elizabeth Ann