What can you get for a tenner?

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I was very excited when I saw this rusty chandelier on ebay. It definitely has a touch of the Jugendstil about it. It was honestly described as having two missing, one chipped and one smashed shade and broken glass in the body too, but no-one bid on it and I got it for ten pounds. It’s very heavy too. The guy selling it was so nice that he packed it all up for me (brilliantly, I should add) and wouldn’t take any money for the packing materials. Apparently he bought a very large hotel laundry basket at a local auction and this was inside when he got it home! If anyone knows how to safely remove rust from something like this please let me know, and I will have to find new shades for it, which is a shame as the piece has a very clear style and different shades will dilute this, but it has to be given life again. I may have to look into metal paint, but there is some silver metal coming through where I started with my toothbrush and Brasso. I have done lots of googling but cannot find anything like it anywhere. Daybedsandsilverchandelier 007firststepstorustremoval

Author: poshbirdy

Art deco/ art nouveau maniac enjoying a deep and meaningful relationship with alcohol

6 thoughts on “What can you get for a tenner?”

    1. I have been trying vinegar and baking soda as a paste. Will try neat washing up liquid, thanks, but the plating has gone through in some places so I am going to get quotes for re-plating.

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  1. A pile of plastic scouring pads and a paste of baking soda and neat washing up liquid.(leave on 30 minutes)
    You probably won’t get a perfect end product as probably a plated finish of some kind. A little leftover rust might look quite characterful

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