Vintage Before and After: Beaded Fruit

I found some cool vintage fruit at the thrift store this morning! A banana, peach, orange, and lemon, made from a styrofoam form decorated with hundreds of faceted beads. The only problem was that they were filthy…they were covered in what I call “kitchen grunge”; a thin coat of yellowish grease covered in a layer of dust. I knew the beads were supposed to sparkle, but they were completely dull.

fruit_before

So off to the bathroom sink they went! I grabbed some detergent and my trusty toothbrush and started gently scrubbing.

fruit_soap

Here is the water after cleaning all four fruits… Ew.

fruit_water

And here’s the fruit all cleaned up and sparking again!

fruit_main

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My shops; Handmade: PeachPod | Vintage: PeachNifty

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