Sunday, March 3, 2013

A Clean Sink's Friend

Don't be jealous, but we have a lovely harvest gold 1980s porcelain sink!  Its what we have for now.....until a new farm house sink comes to live with us. I can't wait!  Do you ever look at your sink and think "Eeeew gross"? Me too, but not anymore! 
This is my pretty sink (as pretty as harvest gold sinks get) that I discovered was under all the scratches and stains.  If you're familiar with our blog, we like to use natural cleaning supplies normally, but I have tried everything! Literally!  None of them worked to my satisfaction.  When I saw this post the other day I had to find it and try it for myself.  Thanks Desiree!
WOW!  That's exactly what I said when I saw the before and after pictures.  All I did was squirt a good amount of the bar keepers friend into the sink and used my Scotch Brite green and yellow sponge scrubber to scrub away all the yuck!  It took very little effort to reach the end result.
This is my sink's new best friend.  Bar Keepers Friend.  I didn't find it at WalMart but I did find it at Lowe's so I purchased mine at our local Lowe's for $2.98. So worth it!
This is how scratched and ugly our sink was before the BKF was used.  It really looked dull too, like it didn't shine anymore.  It shines now though!
Here is the BKF sitting for a few minutes before I rinsed the scratches and stains down the drain.  There is a very slight smell while using the BKF, but nothing so bad as to burn your eyes or nose, just a slight cleanser smell.
This is how our sink will be looking until a new one arrives to take over sink duties. Aaah so much better than before.  I only wish I knew about this stuff 2 years ago!

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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Under the Table and Dreaming by Stephanie Lynn

The Self Sufficient Home Acre 
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Not Just a Housewife
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Lil’ Luna
Clean and Scentsible
Green Eggs and Goats
Lady Behind the Curtain

Two Yellow Birds Decor

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Joyful Stamper

Positively Splendid
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  1. I wish I had a sink like that - I have one of those ugly metal sinks and have been dreaming of a farm house sink from the beginning, but it just wasn't affordable when we moved in. But the difference you made with that cleanser is amazing!!!Jule

  2. WOW...what a differance..and you have a lovely sink by the is a warming color and reminds me of buttercups....something summery...:)

  3. That looks great..Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  4. I adore the color of your sink and would never change it..., now that it's all clean and shiny :)

  5. Your sink looks great! I love bar keepers friend. :)

  6. Hey, it's vintage :) Thanks for sharing your talent on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
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  7. That's so cool... great info! Thanks for coming to (link) party with me at Super Saturday Show & Tell :) xoxo~ Ruthie


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