help, I need info, I'm new at this?

October 21st, 2008 in member junk     
nellieboots nellieboots, member
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Old picket fence, cut off, hinged and hides litter box
An old chair painted with Possum that had passed over the Rainbow Bridge into kitty heaven, however, she will be forever in her favorite place.

I am new at this, i need a question answered quick????

I have had these pieces for YEARS, they are now oxidizing in some places where I have polished, should I have them professionally polished and lacquered?????????? I think I know the answer, but if anyone knows HELP??? thanks.

Pattern or design used: My own design - nell
posted in: member junk, tabletop, metal, container, wood, cottage, artwork, family room, house wear, kitchen, porch

Comments (6)

kopykatkim writes: Welcome and I have to agree with everyone else, I'd let it get it's look au-natural. Great pieces as they are. I have a copper boiler filled with white birch branches. Love the copper pot with the spiket. Posted: 7:15 pm on October 22nd
saclark writes: I just want to say, as the owner of 10 cats, I LOVE the picket fence hiding the litter box. What a great idea!!!!!!!!!!! Also, I agree with everyone on the silver. Love to let mine "age".

Sharon Posted: 7:16 pm on October 21st
CottageElements writes: Welcome to the site! I would just enjoy the pieces you have the way they are. Love the large copper dispenser. I think they are wonderful!

Lani Posted: 6:23 pm on October 21st
shabbychick writes: Welcome to the JunkMarket! and I'm with Gretchen - there are definitely some great resources/members on the website who will be able to help you.

Kathy Posted: 3:03 pm on October 21st
junkinhart writes: Welcome to the site!!

I'm with Gretchen, I love my patina silver! Silver will naturally oxidize because of the elements in the air.......but I did find a very neat trick for cleaning silver on the internet -- put a sheet of aluminum foil in the bottom of your sink, add water, then 2 TBL of salt. I tried this on some silver spoons I had that were real bad and they came clean! It actually smells like the liquid silver cleaner I have.

I don't know if this is the type of help you were looking for, for these items, but there's a tip for other silver!

Cindy Posted: 2:42 pm on October 21st
MimiToria writes: Sorry I can't help you out, but wanted to give you a big welcome to the site. You should soon have someone give you some advice on this, as this is great sounding board for questions.
You have some great finds, and the pincones in the copper boiler look great.
I personally let my silver patina, as I love the looks of that as well as the shiny. Its a toss up for me, as I use both finishes. Some polished, some not.
Gretchen Posted: 2:12 pm on October 21st
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