Just the thought of putting on rubber gloves and using harsh chemicals to clean these babies made me shiver. So I decided to go all natural! I grabbed my large jug of white vinegar and my large box of baking soda and made a solution of white vinegar, baking soda, and warm water.
First, I poured a small amount of warm water in a bowl and added the knobs and the screws.
Next, I poured a small amount of vinegar in the bowl and added the baking soda (no measuring needed) just enough so it didn't bubble over.
All I had to do was sit back and watch the solution do its magic. I did a load of laundry and washed my dishes while these were soaking. The longer you leave them in the solution the cleaner they will be. Look at those lovely bubbles doing the job for me!
After about a half hour I took the knobs out of the solution and wiped them off with a damp sponge.
I used a soft toothbrush to get into the nooks.
Look at the before and after.
Now, look at these gleaming beauties!
This is after I used a soft cotton cloth to polish them; old T-shirts work well!
Here is the full tutorial on how I repurposed cabinet doors into frames:
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