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.
So off to the bathroom sink they went! I grabbed some detergent and my trusty toothbrush and started gently scrubbing.
Here is the water after cleaning all four fruits… Ew.
And here’s the fruit all cleaned up and sparking again!