Metamorphisis Monday

Okay, so this isn't going to be any big to do makeover. Sorry. But, it is a metamorphosis! A week or two ago I showed you a little silver tiered candy dish I got.

Oh, it had seriously been neglected! But, I thought I would just whip out some silver cleaner and polish and restore it's beauty lickety split. Hum, that didn't happen.

It took me 20 minutes of constant scrubbing on this small tier to get to this point. And there was definite damage that wasn't getting buffed out.

After reading one of my readers comments about the baking soda and aluminum foil tip and Troy researching a little, he tried it.

This isn't the same piece. This was a piece Troy started with first. But, it shows how it was done.

And after more elbow grease, we now have a beautiful butterfly! LOL Okay, there are still small damaged areas but, it turned out pretty and I am so happy with it. And doesn't the piece look happier! I just know it is saying to me, "Oh thank you Diann for bringing my beauty out again!"

Okay Diann, it's time to take a little rest. Inanimate objects don't speak. Go lay down for a little while!

Now head over to Susan's place for other Metamorphisis Monday posts!


  1. Wow! What a transformation. I will have to try the baking soda and foil treatment!

    Thank you for sharing..I think I am inspired to look at those dishes a little differently now.

  2. Oh, It looks fabulous. I love it. What a great rescue. Hugs, Marty

  3. It looks so happy now! I swear I saw it smile! It's a cute little thing. Love how that foil and baking soda works! I've done it before on some really badly tarnished items.

  4. Isn't it awesome how something so simple works so well?? Beautiful!
    xoxo Pattie

  5. I have heard that method really works and it looks as though it does.
    Your little piece is now pretty and shiny.


  6. I can believe that took more than a little elbow grease, but it sure came out nice looking, Diann.

  7. Wow what a great job and it turned out so nicely! Love the tiers! Thanks for your visit and good luck with the giveaway!

    Miss Bloomers

  8. Lovely and clever! It certainly looks happier.

  9. Looks great! I swear by the foil/baking soda method, even use it for nickel silver. You did good.

  10. I've never done that treatment before, but have heard of it - nice job! Stopping by from BNOTP.

  11. I've never heard of it before - but seems it worked like magic! I just posted about a project we were forced into working on this weekend - one of the hidden joys of home ownership! What a weekend.....

  12. Great idea, Diann. The piece turned out fabulous!! I have a couple of stubborn silver dishes I can try this on. Thanks!

    Happy Met Monday!


  13. Dianne your silver piece came out great!!


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