Turn Your Brass to Shinny Chrome

Amanda at Our humble A{Bowe}d made some great transformations from brass to shinny chrome. 

A few years ago, I saw a tutorial in which an ugly brass plated lamp was polished to look silver.  The transformation was dramatic.
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Well, I remembered this post when I bought my brass leaf bowl and actually had some Blue Magic at home.  This is actually pretty simple.  All you need is Blue Magic cream, fine steel wool,  rubber gloves (optional), paper towels or rags and a well-ventilated area.  This stuff reeks!
Simply dip the steel wool in the polish cream and use a little elbow grease to rub your brass item.  Wipe off the residue to check the progress and continue buffing until you have the desired look.  You can turn this:
into this:
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The leaf still has a gold tint to it, so I’m thinking its solid brass, not just brass plated.  Either way, I think it looks better now.
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My bird keeps the leaf company on my nightstand.  You’ll notice he got a few coats of gloss white spray paint.  Better, right?
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It’s a simple solution.  Have you given any small items a face lift recently?
Really cool!  It looks so much better from brass to shinny chrome.
Do you like it?
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. >wow…so glad to come over and see the brass transformation! I have a lovely brass candelabra that needs something! Thanks for your kind comments about my porch and thanks for stopping by Three Pixie Lane! I would love the feature! Thank you so much! I am a new follower!

  2. >OH MY GOSH! Me wants some of that Blue Magic. Must look for some but I highly doubt I can find any in MY neck of the woods. Thankfully, I have internet and a PayPal account!

  3. I have some shower doors that need to be refinished from brass to chrome. Tried stripper without success. Which particular Blue Magic product did you use? And would you recommend this technique for my project? A new door is out of the question, as we’re spiffing for sale.

    1. Hi Becky, this is a post from a guest so I’m afraid I don’t know which product they used. But you can click over to their site (linked up toward the top) and ask there and hopefully they can help you! Thanks!