Sharing a shot of the vintage sectional in our basement living room, I wouldn't let this beauty go just yet! -
-
-
If you haven't seen all the deets on this space with it's makeover, pop over to the blog! πŸ‘€
-
-
-
Also up today over at eclectictwist.com is a post with 6 quick and easy ways to bring in all the fall feels! πŸπŸ‚πŸ -
-
-
 I have 4 in this pic, can you guess what they are?!
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#livecolorfully #bohemianhome #bohemiandecor #myinterior #apartmenttherapy #showemyourstyled #sodomino #interiorswithpersonality #persuepretty #myhousebeautiful #currenthomeview #mycovetedhome #mycuratedaesthetic #myeclecticstyle #uohome #theeverygirlathome #thisiswhyithriftshopeveryday #thrifted #thethriftedhome #colourmyhome #interior123 #interior444 #thenewbohemians #boholiving #lonnyliving #Howyouwow #interiorwarrior #interiorstyling

Sharing a shot of the...

We all know where the Big Apple is....
-
-
-
But does anyone know where the Minneapolis? 🍎 -
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#livecolorfully #crashbangcolour #colorismyjam #bohemianhome #bohemiandecor #myinterior #apartmenttherapy #showemyourstyled #sodomino #interiorswithpersonality #persuepretty #myhousebeautiful #currenthomeview #mycovetedhome #mycuratedaesthetic #myeclecticstyle #anthropologie #jungalowstyle #interior123 #interior444 #gofinding #colourmyhome #boholiving #boldbohemians #styleithappy #Howyouwow #bohoismyjam

We all know where the...

I got the blog post put together showing you all where I put the big vintage sexy-beast-of-a-sectional!
-
-
-
Pop over to the blog (link in bio) to check it out. πŸ‘€
-
-
-
Have an amazing day loves 😘 -
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#livecolorfully #bohemianhome #bohemiandecor #myinterior #apartmenttherapy #showemyourstyled #sodomino #interiorswithpersonality #persuepretty #myhousebeautiful #currenthomeview #mycovetedhome #mycuratedaesthetic #myeclecticmix #crashbangcolour #Howyouwow #interiorwarrior #interiorstyling #boholiving #boldbohemians #styleithappy #myeclecticstyle #anthropologie #jungalowstyle #myoklstyle #colourmyhome #interior123 #interior444 #inmydomaine

I got the blog post...

Ya'll know I've been raving about the #getsmart @tiltsmarthome blinds. πŸ‘I'm obsessed!
-
-
-
I have to mention another thing I have come to love about these is that I can adjust the blinds from my app according to the kids particular needs. #sponsored -
-
-
For example, our daughter likes to hang out in here and do her nails, read, chat on the phone with her bff.  All the teen girl things. πŸ’…
-
-
-
And if it's scheduled for them to be closed (based on the hot afternoon sun holla temp sensitive blinds)  I can adjust them to open downward enough to give her light while still keeping most of the heat out. -
-
-
Teen happy, mom happy, wallet happy πŸ’° #tilt
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#livecolorfully #bohemianhome #bohemiandecor #myinterior #apartmenttherapy #showemyourstyled #sodomino #interiorswithpersonality #persuepretty #myhousebeautiful #mycovetedhome #mycuratedaesthetic #myeclecticmix #crashbangcolour #colourmyhome #interiors444 #inmydomaine #Howyouwow #interiorwarrior #interiorstyling #lonnyliving #anthropologie #boholiving #boldbohemians #styleithappy

Ya'll know I've been raving...

Last time I was someone's type...
-
-
-
I was donating blood πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ
-
-
-
Happy Monday! 😘
-
-
-
-
-
-
#interior123 #showemyourstyled #anthropologie #jungalowstyle #interiorswithpersonality #persuepretty #myhousebeautiful #mycuratedaesthetic #bohemiandecor #bohemianhome #myinterior #apartmenttherapy #Howyouwow #interiorwarrior #interiorstyling #mybombshellhome #lonnyliving #interiors444 #inmydomaine #crashbangcolour #thisiswhyithriftshopeveryday #boholiving #boldbohemians #styleithappy #gofinding #thrifted #thethriftedhome #colourmyhome

Last time I was someone's...

I'm really getting excited about the upcoming @oneroomchallenge πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ
-
-
-
I'm doing my kitchen folks 😳 I've got a full update/refresh planned, but don't panic the range is staying! -
-
-
I'm planning on painting cabinets, an insane ceiling treatment, open shelving and a few other surprises! -
-
-
On a side note I've got the fam room blog post up sharing what I was going for, the how I did it and some detail pics πŸ’–
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#kitchen #styleithappy #kitchendesign #bohemianhome #bohemiandecor #myinterior #apartmenttherapy #flashesofdelight #interior444 #inmydomaine #thethriftedhome #livecolorfully #mypopofcolor #realhomesofinstagram #interiorswithpersonality #mycovetedhome #bohoismyjam #jungalowstyle #showemyourstyled #anthropologie #sodomino #kitcheninspo #boholiving #boldbohemians #myeclecticstyle #myeclecticmix #livecolorfully

I'm really getting excited about...

My friend Ari @arianna_danielson hit on something in her post today.
-
-
-
LOVE your home. πŸ’– I create the spaces I do because they make us feel happy, cozy, comforted, relaxed and fun.  Spaces we want to hang out in!
-
-
-
You don't need anyone else's permission to tell you what's right or wrong.  You just need you. Find your style, rock it and own it. πŸ’–
-
-
-
This is unapologetically me, this is us and this is our home. 🏠 Welcome to the party! πŸ˜πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#livecolorfully #bohemianhome #bohemiandecor #myinterior #apartmenttherapy #showemyourstyled #sodomino #interiorswithpersonality #persuepretty #myhousebeautiful #currenthomeview #mycovetedhome #mycuratedaesthetic #myeclecticstyle #uohome #theeverygirlathome #planteriordesign #interiors444 #interiorwarrior #crashbangcolour #jungalow #interior123 #interiorstyling #Howyouwow #anthropologie #myeclecticmix #bohoismyjam

My friend Ari @arianna_danielson hit...

I'm stoked to share with you that I'm a new #purplepartner embarking on their 100 night trial.  We are a few days in and I've been dying to share this with you! πŸ’œ
-
-
-
You can see our youngest little is testing out the mattress, just prior to this photo he was assessing it's "jump" factor.  The verdict "Mom! It's SO squishy and soft! Can I keep jumping puuuhhhllleeeaaassseee?!" -
-
-
Tulip was giving the @purple dog bed a test drive, which she literally spent every moment on until she passed a few days later.  We are so grateful her last days were spent in such comfort and support enjoying this bed. ❀
-
-
-
Now our other pups are enjoying while we get a feel for the mattress!
-
-
-
It's been a bit over a week and I must say we are very impressed! I have lots of back issues while the hubs gets numb arms from side sleeping.  So far this has made a difference in our quality of sleep! πŸ˜ͺ
-
-
-
I am really looking forward seeing what kind of longer term usage benefits there might be from this mattress, which is one of the coolest innovations (in my humble opinion) in sleep.  Holla 4" purple smart comfort grid!! And coming from a horrible sleeper that's saying somethin 😁 #lifeonpurple
-
-
-
Hit up my stories where I share the process from delivery to intial impressions!
-
-
-
I'll share my honest thoughts and experiences with you during this 100 night trial so you can make an informed decision on what's best for your sleep! πŸ›
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#interior123 #makehomeyours #inmydomaine #thethriftedhome #colourmyhome #interiors444 #jungalowstyle #interiorswithpersonality #persuepretty #myhousebeautiful #currenthomeview #mycovetedhome #mycuratedaesthetic #myeclecticstyle #bohemianhome #bohemiandecor #myinterior #sodomino #sleep #purplemattress #bedroom #bedroomdecor #bedroomstyling #sleepy #bettersleep

I'm stoked to share with...

Shining up the Copper….How to Remove Patina from Old Copper!

shining up the copper, how to remove patina from old copper, copper range hood, reclaimed copper, home decor, interior design, kitchen inspiration, kitchen design, copper hood

All ya’lls are gonna get so sick of seeing our kitchen, I’m so sorry. hahaΒ  Seriously though I had to share the latest project we did last weekend because it’s SO worth it!

Let’s back up a half a sec.Β  Remember this pic?

shining up the copper, how to remove patina from old copper, copper range hood, reclaimed copper, home decor, interior design, kitchen inspiration, kitchen design, copper hood

See the hood above the stove?Β  Yeah I don’t either.Β  Hence the problem.Β  It’s a reclaimed solid copper hood that came out of a pub in NY.Β  I actually bought it for $300 from a guy on Ebay.Β  Crazy right?!Β  I REALLY wanted a copper hood but new for this style is $5000+ and who’s got that kind of budget?Β  Alas, I took a chance and it totes paid off.Β  I got my dream copper hood and with the age came the loads of patina.Β  I was absolutely ok with that BUT it doesn’t really show up in pics and the kitchen felt really dark.Β  My hubs has been trying to get me to attempt to strip it for years (since we installed it really) and I was always the hold out.Β  What if the strip process (patina not clothing peeps) went horribly awry and it looks terrible?!Β  I would rather be safe than sorry.Β  So we left it.

shining up the copper, how to remove patina from old copper, copper range hood, reclaimed copper, home decor, interior design, kitchen inspiration, kitchen design, copper hood

Until I got a wild hair the other day and said “let’s give it a go and cross every finger and toe it looks good.”Β  The mere moment I uttered those words my husband immediately set to work making a paste to test the underside.Β  (He had clearly already researched this.) And it came out ok.

Then came the weekend and we went full in.Β  If you are looking to clean up anything solid copper I highly recommend this process, it takes a few steps but it’s definitely the way to go.

Here’s what we used:

shining up the copper, how to remove patina from old copper, copper range hood, reclaimed copper, home decor, interior design, kitchen inspiration, kitchen design, copper hood

-Vinegar

-Salt

-Flour

All household items that were FREEE because I had everything on hand already. And bonus points for being non-toxic! Mix 1 cup of vinegar to 1 tablespoon of salt then add enough flour to make a runny-ish paste.

Then you start applying to the copper.Β  We started with the bottom trim piece just to test the mixture and timing to let it sit.

shining up the copper, how to remove patina from old copper, copper range hood, reclaimed copper, home decor, interior design, kitchen inspiration, kitchen design, copper hood

We left it to soak for an hour at which point it looked like this.

shining up the copper, how to remove patina from old copper, copper range hood, reclaimed copper, home decor, interior design, kitchen inspiration, kitchen design, copper hood

The longer it sits the more you can see the patina lift onto the paste.Β  It turns a green/blue color. We opted to try a buffer on it, which worked well but made a mess.

shining up the copper, how to remove patina from old copper, copper range hood, reclaimed copper, home decor, interior design, kitchen inspiration, kitchen design, copper hood

So we continued washing the paste off with a cloth soaked in water.Β  Here is how it looked after sitting 60 minutes and washing off. We weren’t happy with the amount of copper showing through so we reapplied some paste on the darker spots and let it sit again.Β  We also applied paste to the upper portion.

shining up the copper, how to remove patina from old copper, copper range hood, reclaimed copper, home decor, interior design, kitchen inspiration, kitchen design, copper hood

Here it is freshly pasted.Β  We just brushed it on everywhere and focused heavier on the most dark spots.Β  Another 60ish minutes later…

shining up the copper, how to remove patina from old copper, copper range hood, reclaimed copper, home decor, interior design, kitchen inspiration, kitchen design, copper hood

You can see the patina lifting at the top and the trim piece at the bottom is noticeably lighter.Β  We proceeded to clean it all off and see where we were with the patina.

shining up the copper, how to remove patina from old copper, copper range hood, reclaimed copper, home decor, interior design, kitchen inspiration, kitchen design, copper hood

We buffed and washed and it was still darker on the lower half so we reapplied the paste and let it sit longer.Β  We repeated that step a few times in order to get an even-ish patina without stripping it all away yet lightening up the copper enough to see it.Β  And at the end of the process we were left with this!

shining up the copper, how to remove patina from old copper, copper range hood, reclaimed copper, home decor, interior design, kitchen inspiration, kitchen design, copper hood

A noticeably lighter copper hood with some life still showing. We are both so happy with the way it came out, I wish I had done it years earlier.Β  Ok babes, you were right, she said begrudgingly.Β  ; )Β  My biggest fear was stripping all of the life away and instead we enhanced the life it had.Β  Now it’s bright enough to highlight the copper material but it’s got enough patina that it is definitely not brand new.

shining up the copper, how to remove patina from old copper, copper range hood, reclaimed copper, home decor, interior design, kitchen inspiration, kitchen design, copper hood

If you are looking to lift some patina, I highly recommend using the paste and playing with the timing it sits, depending on the level of patina your piece has.Β  Our hood was VERY dark so we let it sit an hour plus and repeated these steps several times to reach the desired result.Β  And you can’t beat free! This whole project only cost us our time as we had all of the items on hand already.

Just as a reminder here’s the before….

shining up the copper, how to remove patina from old copper, copper range hood, reclaimed copper, home decor, interior design, kitchen inspiration, kitchen design, copper hood

So dark right?!Β  You can’t even tell it’s copper.Β  Now bam, it’s bright and shiny and stands on it’s own.

shining up the copper, how to remove patina from old copper, copper range hood, reclaimed copper, home decor, interior design, kitchen inspiration, kitchen design, copper hood

Have you ever stripped anything copper before?Β  What method did you use and how did it go? I always love to hear from ya so hit me up in the comments below!

And don’t forget the subscribe box in the sidebar….you only get email notices when a new post goes live! (no spam I swear!)

XXXX&OOOO

 

XOXO
signature

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2 Comments
  • Vicki
    August 19, 2018

    On my copper pots I just use salt and a cut lemon and scrub it real good. Rinse it off and you are good to go!

    • ttbousu
      August 20, 2018

      Hi Vicki! That was another option we had in the line up to try! We just happened to try the paste first and really liked the way we could control the amount of patina we stripped based on the amount of time it sat so we never got to that one. Thanks for the tip and I will be sure to try the lemon and salt method next time around!

Previous
Playing The Comparison Game……And Winning!
Shining up the Copper….How to Remove Patina from Old Copper!

error: Content is protected !!